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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Senator, NH State Senate (2010 - 2016); Representative, NH House of Representatives (1994 - 2010); Hooksett Town Councilor; Town Planner; Retail Site Acquisition; Commercial Real Estate Appraising; retired

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
MA Community Planning and Development, University of RI, Kingston, RI.
BS Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
Home Address
1465 Hooksett Road
#80
Hooksett, NH 03106

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 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?
Is police brutality an issue in NH?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

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

Education

Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

Energy and Environment

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?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?

Health Care

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?
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 abolish partisan primaries and adopt the "Top 2" primary system?
Should NH allow binding referendums?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?

Social Issues

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
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?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?

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: $41,825
Spent: $41,076

Reporting Date: November 14, 2018

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COMMENTS

David Boutin
- Hooksett

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 11:00pm

Since the Democrats gained majority control of the legislature in 2007, our core New Hampshire values of fiscal restraint, low taxes, less regulation, private property rights and individual freedoms have been under assault, and that is why I am running for re-election - to fight to restore our core values.

Instead of relentless hikes in taxes and fees - 84 since 2007 - and a hostile regulatory environment, we need to reduce taxes and fees, streamline regulations and encourage small businesses to grow and get our 50,000 friends and neighbors back to work.

Our state faces an $800 million deficit and the Democrats in charge have refused to make the tough decisions and cut spending. Instead they rely on accounting gimmickry, while our families and small businesses have been tightening their belts in these difficult economic times.

The Democratic majority shamelessly introduce new tax proposals - capital gains tax, estate tax, electricity generation tax and local meals and rooms tax. The Democrats in Concord just cannot be trusted with your hard-earned dollars.

I worked tirelessly for the repeal the job-killing LLC tax and that ridiculous 9% campsite tax - both were repealed. I will continue to be a strong advocate for working families and small businesses that can't afford a single new tax or fee increase.

I have served in the New Hampshire legislature and with each new term I have taken the "Pledge" to oppose any boad base tax - and I do so again. Additionally, I have signed the "Private Property Rights Pledge" to "fight to protect and preserve private property rights for all of our New Hampshire citizens and businesses.

I ask for your continued support and your very important vote in this most critical general election on November 2nd. 

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