Dan Innis Announces Run for Congress NH CD-1

Portsmouth, NH—October 29, 2015—Dan Innis announced today that he will run for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district. 

“It is time for a new direction in Washington, and I look forward to working hard to represent the people of New Hampshire.  There are many important issues in front of us, and I have the background and experience to think strategically and to solve problems,” Innis said.

Innis is a New Hampshire businessperson and professor at the University of New Hampshire, as well as a former dean of the college. He has owned two small businesses and helped to revive an historic hotel in downtown Portsmouth, creating jobs and improving the community. 

Innis said, “My goal is, and has been, to improve lives and communities.  As an educator and businessperson, I understand our economy, the issues facing young people today, as well as the struggles that families and seniors face. I believe that we can restore confidence in our economy and grow opportunity for all with fiscal discipline in Washington, as well as a reduction in the size and scope of government.” 

Key elements of the Innis campaign will include economic development, lower taxes, addressing veterans’ issues, strong national security, and insuring responsible and transparent leadership in government. 


“During my last campaign I had the opportunity to travel around the district and to learn about the issues on the minds of voters.  I very much look forward to the opportunity to talk with folks again, and to discuss how to bring America back.  It is time for new representation in Washington, someone who is not part of the problem, but is the solution.  I am the candidate to get the job done,” Innis said.


Daniel E. Innis, is businessperson and Professor of Marketing and Hospitality Manaement at the University of New Hampshire.  He is the former Dean of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, a position he held from 2007 to late 2013. Dan earned his Ph.D. in marketing and logistics with a minor in consumer behavior from The Ohio State University in 1991.  He was the driving force behind the new Peter T. Paul College building, a $50 million project that resulted in a state-of-the-art business building at the University of New Hampshire—the first academic building constructed at UNH with no direct state capital support.  The building opened in March 2013.  While dean, he helped to grow undergraduate enrollment in the business school from 1650 students to over 2200 students.  Dan also co-founded the Ale House Inn and the Hotel Portsmouth, both located in Portsmouth, NH.