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Background

Experience

Representative NH House of Representatives 2000-present, has been delegate to state Democratic conventions and National Education Association national convention, Coordinator Monadnock Region Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign 1988, Campaign Worker John Edwards Presidential Campaign, Campaign Worker Ralph Nader Presidential Campaign, Member U.S. Disabled Ski Team 1983-1987, Professor Political Science Keene State College 1972-Jan. 2012

Family
Married; Children: 5
Education
BA, Middlebury College,
MA, University of Denver,
PhD, University of Denver,
MS, University of MA,
Home Address
78 Damon Court
Keene, NH 03431-3119

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 decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require seat belts?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Do employees in NH need more legal protections in the workplace?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
State role in economic growth
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
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 NH provide more funding for charter schools?

Energy and Environment

Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?
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?

Health Care

Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?

Politics and Political Process

What is your philosophy of government?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Should NH use taxpayer money to build a memorial to the Old Man?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require seat belts?

Social Issues

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?

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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