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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (1982 - 2018); Speaker, NH House of Representatives (2000 - 2004, 2018); Majority Leader, NH House of Representatives (1998 - 2000); Minority Leader, NH House of Representatives; Chair, Town of Bartlett Board of Selectmen

Family
Widowed; Children: 2
Education
Attended, New Hampshire College, NH.
Attended, Olivet College, MI.
Home Address
PO Box 296
Bartlett, NH 03812

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

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
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?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?

Education

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 continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH continue the business tax credit for scholarships to private, parochial, and home schools?

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 NH do more to limit eminent domain?
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?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?

Health Care

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?
Should NH allow physician assisted suicide?
Should NH continue to require parental notification before a minor's abortion?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH expand its medical marijuana law?

Politics and Political Process

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

Recreation and Transportation

Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH allow physician assisted suicide?
Should NH continue to require parental notification before a minor's abortion?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
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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