ABOUT COLIN VAN OSTERN
Colin Van Ostern ran for Governor of New Hampshire in 2016 on a promise to help take New Hampshire’s next step forward, by building a stronger economy and bringing and keeping more young people, young families, new businesses, and startups in our state.
Colin currently serves in his second term as a New Hampshire Executive Councilor, where he has represent 49 towns and cities since 2013, serving on the state’s unique 5-member board of directors for the Governor.
Previously, Colin worked as a business leader at Stonyfield Yogurt and in 2013 he helped launch Southern New Hampshire’s College for America, a nonprofit accredited college that partners with employers to help working adults achieve a college degree, usually with no student debt. Earlier in his career, Colin served as an advisor to elected officials including US Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Annie Kuster. Colin earned a BA from The George Washington University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Colin is 37 years old and lives in Concord, NH, with his wife Kristyn and their two sons and black lab.