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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2012 - 2016); moderator; selectman; ballot inspector; four years active duty U.S. Navy; self-employed business owner

Family
Married; Children: 4
Education
BS, New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH.
Home Address
25 English Village Road
#304
Manchester, NH 03102

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?
Is police brutality an issue in NH?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

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

Education

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

Energy and Environment

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

Health Care

Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH expand its medical marijuana law?
Should NH allow physician assisted suicide?
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?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?
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 car insurance for some or all drivers?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?

Social Issues

Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH allow physician assisted suicide?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
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?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

VOTING RECORD

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COMMENTS

Richard Marston
- Manchester

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 12:54pm

I have lived on the Westside of Manchester most of my life.
I am self-employed and I have owned several businesses during my working years.
I’m married with 3 grown children. I served 4 years on active duty with the US Navy. I graduated from New Hampshire College with a degree in business. I have served as your Moderator, a Selectmen and a ballot inspector in Ward 12.
I am very active in Little League Baseball with over 30 years of experience. Having been the President, Treasurer and Secretary of West & West Side Little League. It was my pleasure to again serve as a volunteer usher during the 11 days of this year’s LL World Series in Williamsport, PA.

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