Democrat
Executive Councilor
District E4
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Issue Transparency

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24
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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Executive Councilor (2012 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2002 - 2006); Co-Owner, Puritan Backroom Restaurant; Treasurer, Hillsborough County

Family
Unknown; Children: 0
Education
Harvard University, MA.
Home Address
629 Kearney Circle
Manchester, NH 03104
Work Address
Statehouse, Room 207
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

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 increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should the federal government limit certain firearm purchases to residents over age twenty-one?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?

Education

Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

Energy and Environment

Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should the federal government increase subsidies for nuclear energy to bring them into line with subsidies for other energy sources with low greenhouse emissions, such as wind and solar?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of coal?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of natural gas?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by increasing funding for research on climate issues?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?

Health Care

Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by repealing the tax penalty for employers who do not offer health insurance?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?
Do you support "The Speaker Project" from the organization No Labels, a proposal to change several House rules with the intent of encouraging bipartisan cooperation? (Learn more at https://www.nolabels.org/the-speaker-project/)

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
In Their Own Words

I have worked hard as a member of the Executive Council to bring a balanced, forward-thinking view to state government, and I believe we are making tremendous progress in addressing our state’s economic, health, and infrastructure needs.  Through thousands of votes on contracts and appointments to important work on behalf of 260,000 constituents and 19 communities, I have always put the best interests of the district first.  By working together in a pragmatic fashion we can ensure New Hampshire becomes an even better place to live, work and do business.

It’s an honor to serve District 4 on the Executive Council, and I will to continue to update this site often with news about the Council and my activities around the district.  In addition, I want to hear from you.  Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me with your thoughts and ideas about how we can work together to move New Hampshire forward.

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.

Campaign Finances

Raised: $1,872,781
Individual Contributions: 79% ($1,482,533)
Party Contributions: 0% ($0)
PAC Contributions: 20% ($369,938)
Candidate self-financing: 1% ($16,759)
Other: 0% ($3,551)
Spent: $1,214,193

Reporting Date: October 17, 2018

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COMMENTS

Eric Gregg
- Brentwood

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 7:01am

You do not help yourself by not getting information out to the voters beyond TV commercials which few actually listen to. Your position being clearly known on the variety of topics is very important for this upcoming election. Speak your position!

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