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Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2000 - 2018); Director, Patient's Bill of Rights Advocacy Group (1997 - 2004); Chair, Rockingham County Christian Coalition (1991 - 1994); Owner, Christofferson Engineering (1994 - present); Chief Engineer, Physical Sciences Incorporated (1989 - 1994)

Family
Married; Children: 5
Education
BS, MS Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA.
Home Address
PO Box 70
Fremont, NH 03044

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?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH require seat belts?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Do employees in NH need more legal protections in the workplace?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
State role in economic growth
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?

Education

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
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 provide more funding for charter schools?

Energy and Environment

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 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 NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?

Health Care

Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
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 NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH allow physician assisted suicide?
Should NH expand its medical marijuana law?
Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

Politics and Political Process

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

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?

Social Issues

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

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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