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Background

Experience

NH Governor (2016 - present); Executive Councilor (2010 - 2016); Owner/Director, Sununu Enterprises; CEO, Waterville Valley Ski Resort; Strategic Consultant; Environmental Engineer

Family
Married; Children: 3
Education
BS Civil/Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Home Address
Office of the Governor, State House
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

Is police brutality an issue in NH?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH raise the minimum wage?
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 NH invest more state funds in training programs to increase readiness for certain fields?
Should NH create a paid family and medical leave insurance plan, paid for with a percentage of employee wages?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?
Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?

Education

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

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 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)?
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 increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
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 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?

Politics and Political Process

What do you believe are the most important public policy decisions the NH Legislature should address in 2017?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?
What was the worst decision made by the Executive Council in the past two years?
Should executive councilors be blamed for poor performance or unethical behavior by state officials they have confirmed?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?

VOTING RECORD

2018

Crime and Public Safety

SB 593 (2018) - Changes the penalty for any offense eligible for the death penalty to life imprisonment without parole. - Vetoed
SB 500 (2018) - Removes the prohibition of carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun in or on a stationary motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile, or aircraft. This bill also changes some legal references to firearms, and allows licensed bow hunters to carry firearms. Lastly, this bill removes the ability to deny or revoke a hunting license if a person "is not a suitable person to carry firearms." The Senate amended the bill to also allow carrying a loaded firearm on a moving vehicle if the person is protecting livestock or crops. The Senate amendment also allows hunting with an air rifle. - Signed
SB 500 (2018) - Removes the prohibition of carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun in or on a stationary motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile, or aircraft. This bill also changes some legal references to firearms, and allows licensed bow hunters to carry firearms. Lastly, this bill removes the ability to deny or revoke a hunting license if a person "is not a suitable person to carry firearms." The Senate amended the bill to also allow carrying a loaded firearm on a moving vehicle if the person is protecting livestock or crops. The Senate amendment also allows hunting with an air rifle. - Signed

Health Care

SB 313 (2018) - Continues New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program. This bill makes several significant changes to the program. First, it moves participants off private insurance and into managed care, similar to traditional Medicaid enrollees. Second, it adds a work requirement for participants. Third, it removes funding from voluntary contributions by health care providers, which the federal government said is illegal. Instead, bill sponsors say the program will use revenue from alcohol sales to fund the program.  SB 313 also establishes the Granite Workforce program, which will use some federal welfare funding to establish a program that will help place low income individuals in jobs in areas with workforce shortages.   - Signed

Politics and Political Process

HB 1264 (2018) - Redefines "resident" and "inhabitant" to remove the phrase "for the indefinite future." This bill would potentially require all voters domiciled in New Hampshire to follow residency laws, such as the requirement to register any car in New Hampshire. - Signed

Social Issues

HB 1319 (2018) - Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. - Signed
2017

Crime and Public Safety

SB 12 (2017) - Increases the length of time for which a license to carry a concealed firearm is valid, and repeals the requirement to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm. - Signed
HB 640 (2017) - Decriminalizes possession of 3/4 ounce or less of marijuana, with additional penalties for violators under age twenty-one. - Signed
SB 131 (2017) - Appropriates $1,155,000 to hire five state troopers assigned to drug enforcement on the state border. This bill also appropriates $3,340,000 for state and local law enforcement and the state lab for overtime related to drug enforcement. - Signed
SB 66 (2017) - Includes fetuses as potential victims under murder statutes. The Senate amended the bill to include only fetuses twenty weeks and older, not just "viable" fetuses. - Signed
SB 66 (2017) - Includes fetuses as potential victims under murder statutes. The Senate amended the bill to include only fetuses twenty weeks and older, not just "viable" fetuses. - Signed

Economy, Budget and Taxes

SB 10 (2017) - Creates a program to repay licensed milk producers from losses during the 2016 drought. The bill appropriates $2 million to the Milk Producers Emergency Relief Fund. - Signed
HB 144 (2017) - Changes the annual county budget procedures for Rockingham County to match those used in Hillsborough County. Since the House failed to pass the 2018-2019 budget bill HB 1, the Senate amended this bill into a new budget bill. - Signed
HB 144 (2017) - Changes the annual county budget procedures for Rockingham County to match those used in Hillsborough County. Since the House failed to pass the 2018-2019 budget bill HB 1, the Senate amended this bill into a new budget bill. - Signed

Education

HB 103 (2017) - Requires school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians of course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education. - Signed
SB 8 (2017) - Allows a school district to assign a child to a non-sectarian private school if there is no public school for the child's grade in the child's resident district. The bill was amended to also require the non-sectarian private school to administer an annual assessment. - Signed
HB 103 (2017) - Requires school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians of course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education. - Signed

Health Care

HB 157 (2017) - Adds chronic pain to the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana. - Signed
HB 587 (2017) - Prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person's sexual orientation. - Signed
HB 587 (2017) - Prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person's sexual orientation. - Signed

Politics and Political Process

SB 3 (2017) - Changes the definition of domicile for voting purposes to make it more restrictive. This bill explicitly excludes anyone who comes to the state "for temporary purposes," such as volunteering or working on political campaigns. Out-of-state college students are still allowed to claim a domicile in New Hampshire. However, if someone moves to a new New Hampshire address within 30 days of voting, he or she must present proof of intent to stay in New Hampshire. This proof could include a lease, driver's license, a child's enrollment at a public school, etc. The voter has until 10 days after the election to provide this proof to the town clerk. If the voter does not present this proof, he or she may be investigated, including a home visit by election officials. - Signed

Campaign Finances

Raised: $1,650,264
Spent: $1,491,239

Reporting Date: November 14, 2018

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COMMENTS

BRIAN DEMYANOVICH
- AUBURN

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 5:45pm

1st Change: Term limits for all justices. Judges should be elected and not Appointed. (to appoint a person to the bench for life, and giving those people God Power to rule for life is insane) Judges should be subjected to review every 2-5 years.
2nd changes: The DOT is out of control with the highest cost to reg. a motor vehicle. A Motor Vehicle Registration should be done only 1 time per new ownership. Not every year to continue sucking money from us.
3. due away with the inheritance tax.
4. promote privet Education by allowing tax payers to choose weather or not to pay a school tax for public or Privet school (we Should have a say. Knowledge is power, we need an alternative to the brain washing that government has been forcing onto out children)
5. Alcohol is legal yet it also causes many known heath issues. To date there is no other legal alternative for people. Many people have high blood pressure, sugar problems or just can't use Alcohol without becoming problematic. It's time to allow the people to have a choice by the legalizing of Marijuana for recreation use.
6. Get rid of the Obama Care scam.
7. Hold Dr's accountable. If they want to prescribe Opioids to none terminal people and those patients become addicted as a result. Then hold the physician personally accountable to treat the patent for life to the point of caring for their personal financial needs. The Opioids became legal base on a fact/promise that they would never be prescribed to anyone who was not terminally ill. Because everyone know how addictive it is. It was deemed in the late 1800's that it could not be used in the medical field on account the long term addictions was far worse.

8. Put an end to weather control. No more weather modification in or around this state. (I speaking about the harmful Chem_Trails be sprayed by the tons daily across this nation. Put an end to it

Is NH really a live free or die state? or is that allusion the corrupted dictators want the people to believe?

I can only hope I am heard.

Deborah Gibbons
- Pelham

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:58pm

Dear Executive Councilor Sununu,

I urge you to support and reopen SB 0089 because it will benefit small tobacco business owners (like myself) to be in compliance with the NHLC. We are being forced to sell cigars and made to put the hookah tobacco sales with the products we are paying meals tax for. There are 2 breakdowns in the old bill 60% cigars and 40% other. It is not fair we should have to sell 60% cigars and cigar accessories, if we opened our business as a "hookah lounge". All that has to be changed is have the words "Hookah Tobacco" added towards the 60% gross revenue, instead of the 40% other. SB 0089 suggests use the word "Shisha", I suggest using "Hookah Tobacco". The word shisha sometimes gets confused with hashish and the instrument suddenly becomes a bong and the whole idea and culture gets misconstrued.

Sincerely,

Deborah Gibbons

Pelham, NH 03076

(603) 566-9001

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