Introductory Biography

Annie Kuster was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire to a family that taught her the values of kindness and empathy. First elected to Congress in 2012, Annie is focused on bringing Granite State voices to Washington. 


As the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, Annie is working across the aisle to address the substance use crisis in New Hampshire and throughout the country and advance evidence-based approaches to end the opioid epidemic once and for all. Annie, a survivor of sexual assault, knows that assisting survivors is truly a matter of life or death, especially in times of crisis. That’s why she founded and co-chairs the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence to ensure survivors have a voice in Congress. 


Kuster is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where she serves on the Health Subcommittee, Energy Subcommittee, and the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee. She is also a member of the House Agriculture Committee, where she serves on the Nutrition, Oversight, & Department Operations Subcommittee, Commodity Exchanges, Energy, & Credit Subcommittee, and Conservation & Forestry Subcommittee.


Annie graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 as part of the College’s third class that included women students, and from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Before her election to Congress, Annie maintained a private adoption practice in which she helped hundreds of New Hampshire families adopt children. Annie and her husband Brad, an environmental lawyer, now live in Hopkinton where they raised their two sons, Zach and Travis.