Executive Council

The Executive Council is a unique, five-member body in New Hampshire’s state executive branch that serves as a check on the governor’s power. The Council must approve all nominees to state courts, including the state Supreme Court; it must confirm appointments to state agencies like the Department of Education; and it must approve all state contracts over $10,000. It also leads the development of the state’s 10-year transportation plan. The Council meets twice a month, year-round.

Thanks to 2021 redistricting, Grafton County now has two Executive Council Districts.

Republicans currently have a 4-1 majority on the Executive Council.