Dr. Jacqueline Chretien

NH State Representative

About Jackie

Dr. Jacqueline Chretien grew up in Manchester (Memorial High School Class of 2000) and earned a joint BS/MS degree in Biology from Brandeis University in 2004, followed by a PhD in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She and her husband, CJ (also born and raised in NH) have three children.

She was elected to the NH House of Representatives in 2018 and re-elected in 2020, representing Wards 1, 2 and 3 of Manchester. She served on the Environment and Agriculture committee in her first term and the Science, Technology and Energy committee in her second term.

In addition to her legislative work, Dr. Chretien serves as the clerk on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester, volunteers at Smyth Road Elementary School, and works full time at Research Square Company, where she helps international researchers navigate the scientific publication process.

Issues

Education

I have worked to secure millions in state funding for Manchester schools and am committed to keeping public funds in public schools so all students can receive a rich, well-rounded education. I am also fighting to lower the costs of higher education in the state and improve trade school access and affordability.

Healthcare

I am fighting for comprehensive healthcare for all Granite Staters and protecting Medicare expansion and access. I believe that mental health, dental care, and reproductive care are all fundamental parts of healthcare and that everyone has the right to make decisions about their own health.

Climate/Environment

I love our environment and outdoor way of life in NH. Swimming, skiing, hiking and gardening are some of my favorite things, and I believe that future generations deserve the opportunity to have these fundamental joys too. That's why I support regulation to reduce the impacts that we have on the land, air, water, and climate, especially increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency and reducing pollution.

Want to know more about where I stand on specific issues? Check out my survey responses on Citizens Count and Ballotpedia, or read my 2020 candidate profile in the Manchester Ink Link!