Meet Dr. Sherman

A Lifetime of Service

Dr. Sherman has dedicated his life to service, from working as an EMT in high school, to designing a clinic in a homeless shelter while in med school, and then more than 35 years of working as a doctor. When he got a call, he worked to treat everyone – it didn’t matter who you voted for, your income, your race – he provided care to everyone who needed it. Dr. Sherman’s always tackled the tough issues head-on. He will take those same values to the Governor’s office.


Dr. Sherman founded a multi-physician medical practice, and served as medical staff president at a hospital. He required the hospital to provide chairs in patients’ rooms so doctors could sit down with their patients face to face and listen. Whether it was sitting down with a patient or sitting down with someone across the aisle, Dr. Sherman has always found actively listening to be the best way to find solutions. That approach is how he worked across the aisle and negotiated Medicaid expansion to give health coverage to more than 50,000 Granite Staters. Reaching across the aisle is also how Dr. Sherman created the Prescription Drug Affordability Board, which is working to lower costs and hold the drug industry accountable. It’s also how he passed legislation that promoted domestic manufacturing, instituted the toughest clean water standards in the country for our drinking water, and increased the number of beds available for people in a mental health crisis. He’s worked to deliver help to small businesses impacted by COVID, and increase funding for our public schools. 


Dr. Sherman served two terms as a state representative and two terms as a state senator representing the Seacoast. In leadership and as a member of more than 16 statutory commissions and committees, he has kept his promise to address the challenges of the mental health crisis, the opioid crisis, and the issue of environmental and drinking water contamination. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services appointed Dr. Sherman to help make sure the state provided a high level of care to Granite Staters with limited resources. He also co-founded and then chaired the COVID Policy Alliance’s Senior Support Team to connect senior residential living facilities with the critical resources they needed. And in 2020, the Secretary of State asked him to bring his healthcare and election law expertise to make recommendations for ensuring the safety of both voters and election workers in the 2020 elections. 


Dr. Sherman is running for governor because we need a leader who will protect the freedom to choose and fight to lower costs for Granite Staters. Chris Sununu promised he wouldn’t back any abortion restrictions and then months later signed the state’s first modern abortion ban with no exceptions for rape, incest, health of the mother, or fatal fetal anomaly. Dr. Sherman believes government should not be involved in the intensely personal and private decision – that should be left to a woman and her doctor. Sununu broke his promise to stand up for the women of New Hampshire, and he’s more interested in furthering his own ambitions than helping struggling Granite Staters. Sununu caved to his fossil fuel donors and vetoed bipartisan measures that would have expanded our energy options and lowered costs. He gave tax breaks to his wealthy donors and out-of-state corporations while property taxes went up by $1.6 billion, and signed into law a program that’s $12 million over budget that gives taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools – which will cause your property taxes to go up. Dr. Sherman is running for governor because New Hampshire can’t afford a fourth term for Chris Sununu.