Announcement Press Release

April 19, 2018

Manchester Business & Community Leader Gray Chynoweth to Run for Executive Council

Chynoweth brings a unique background of building the next generation of New Hampshire technology businesses and a long record of community service to race

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MANCHESTER, NH – Today, Manchester technology executive and community leader Graham "Gray" Chynoweth announced his candidacy for Executive Council in District 4 to represent Manchester and surrounding towns from Bedford to Barrington, promising to focus on smart growth and bipartisan solutions for the region.

"From helping grow Dyn from less than 20 employees to 500 people, to helping found nonprofit organizations dedicated to recruiting and retaining New Hampshire workers, to my work today with ARMI helping to create a new industry bringing the next generation of manufacturing jobs to the Manchester Millyard, I’ve seen how much promise there is in our region and our people. We need elected officials who understand how to drive smart growth, good jobs, and get a better return for our tax dollars without letting politics get in the way,” Chynoweth said.

"As an Executive Councilor, my focus will be on modernizing and improving state government, ensuring we have a multi-modal transportation infrastructure strategy, including commuter rail, that enables economic growth, and looking for innovative new solutions to tackle tough issues like the opioid crisis.  Lastly, I will always fight against partisan efforts to let politics get in the way ensuring women and families in New Hampshire have access to quality healthcare, like the family planning, wellness visits and cancer services provided by Planned Parenthood here in Manchester," Chynoweth continued.

In Manchester, Chynoweth has worked as Chief Operating Officer of Dyn; Chief Operating Officer of Silvertech; and currently Chief Membership Officer for the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute, and previously founded and co-chaired both Stay, Work, Play and the Manchester Young Professional Network.

“In business, I’ve learned that if you pay more attention to your customers than your competitors, you’ll succeed. I believe it should work the same way in government - if we pay attention more attention to people and taxpayers than partisans and politics, our government will be more successful.

The people of District 4 have come to expect a lot out of their representation thanks to Councilor Pappas' balanced and forward thinking leadership. I am running to continue that tradition of putting politics before people and to ensure that we remain committed to making our government work better for all our citizens,” Chynoweth concluded.

As part of his announcement, Chynoweth announced two campaign co-chairs: Former Ambassador and state democratic party chairman George Bruno of Manchester and businesswoman and community leader Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell of Bedford.

“Gray is a fresh, independent voice that we need on the Executive Council," said Bruno.  He continued, “He’s got the real world, practical experience to help the state make better decisions on issues like health care, transportation, economic growth, modernization and efficiency.  State government needs more leaders like Gray. Now is the time for us to drive a new era of innovation and efficiency in government, and Gray is a common sense leader who can bring people together to help make it happen.”

“I’ve know Gray since I started my first small business in 2004,” said Campbell.  She continued, "Over the past 14 years, I’ve seen him achieve amazing success in business while also making time to improve our community, be a supportive husband and a great dad. I’m not generally a political person and I don’t normally get involved in campaigns, but I know Gray is the kind of bipartisan leader we need in Concord to help make better decisions on the issues our community cares about.  He’s smart, dedicated, open to new ideas and solution oriented - just what we need to help move our state forward.”

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About Gray:
Gray is married to Tara Chynoweth, an environmental health and safety specialist at medical device company in Londonderry, with whom he has two sons, Lincoln (3) and Graham (7).  Graham attends public school in Manchester. Gray is widely recognized as a business and community leader, having helped grow companies like Dyn, SilverTech and ARMI, having graduated from the the Leadership Greater Manchester and Leadership New Hampshire programs and having been recognized by New Hampshire Magazine as one of '25 for the Future' in 2010 and The Union Leader as one of 'Forty Under 40' in 2013.

Gray helped found two workforce development nonprofits (Manchester Young Professionals Network, StayWorkPlayNH) and serves or has served on many non-profit advisory boards (NH Public Radio, CityYearNH, Families in Transition, SNHU School of Business and the Currier Museum of Art).   

Gray's father, Graham P. Chynoweth, was also active in the community. In the early 1980s he helped found New Hampshire Public Radio and served in the state legislature.  


Marlana Trombley