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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Executive Councilor (2004 - 2010, 2012 - 2014); Senator, NH Senate (1992 - 2002); Representative, NH House of Representatives (1986 - 1991); The Children's Lobby and the Women's Legislative Lobby; Executive Director, Nashua Girl's Club; Director of Tenant Services, Nashua Housing Authority

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
BA, University of Denver,
Home Address
22 Appletree Green
Nashua, NH 03062

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 legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?

Education

Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

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 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)?

Health Care

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?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
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?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
In Their Own Words

I've lived in Nashua since 1973 with my husband, Mike. We have two sons who have now graduated from college after growing up in New Hampshire. I have deep roots in New Hampshire - ever since the age of 5 when my family enjoyed the beauty of New Hampshire in the lakes region.

A graduate of the University of Denver, I was the first Executive Director of the Nashua Girl's Club.

I first ran for public office in 1986 as a state representative and then as a state senator. I stopped the Nashua tollbooths, helped bring education funding to my district, was tough on crime and soft on children. In 2004, I was elected to the Executive Council, sometimes called the Governor's Council, and I haven't changed from my steadfast values that led to my 10 election victories. Since being elected to the Governor's Council, I have shone a bright spotlight on the practice of awarding NO BID contracts and approving retroactive contracts. I have voted to approve excellent Judicial nominees and am proud of my votes approving Agency Heads and members of our many State Boards and Commissions.

I bring a moderate independent voice to Concord.

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: $31,767
Spent: $25,086

Reporting Date: November 14, 2018

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