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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2014 - 2016, 2010 - 2012); Spanish Professor; Security Officer

Family
Married; Children: 3
Education
BA, Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
MS Forestry Management and Economics, University of NH, Durham, NH.
Home Address
PO Box 154
Manchester, NH 03102

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Is police brutality an issue in NH?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH reform sentencing and/or parole laws to decrease the prison population?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?
Should NH revise the meals and rooms tax?
Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?
Should LLCs be subject to the interest and dividends tax?
Should NH increase the interest and dividends tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?

Education

Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

Energy and Environment

Should NH restrict further wind power development?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should New Hampshire continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which requires utilities to purchase allowances for every ton of carbon they emit?
Should New Hampshire maintain the renewable portfolio standard, which requires public utilities in New Hampshire to obtain a certain percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources (25% by 2025)?

Health Care

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH expand its medical marijuana law?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH allow binding referendums?
What differentiates you from your opponents?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH use taxpayer money to build a memorial to the Old Man?
Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?

Social Issues

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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