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Running for: NH Senate District 17

Incumbent
Awaiting response to our 2024 State Candidate Survey

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the “Education Freedom Account” program, which gives students access to the per-pupil share of state school funding to spend on private school or home school expenses?

"Parents should be able to access the funds that come out of their own pocket for education for what they believe is the best way to educate their child. The state should be striving to expand parental rights in education as much as possible, not remove parental rights, as has been attempted by the federal government bureaucrats in Washington."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire ban abortions during the first trimester (e.g. after 6 weeks gestation)?

"I support New Hampshire's current law which bans the abhorrent practice of late term abortions. I will review other legislation when and if it is proposed"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire ban abortions during the second trimester (e.g. after 15 weeks gestation)?

"I support New Hampshire's current law which bans the abhorrent practice of late term abortions. I will review other legislation when and if it is proposed"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"For"

Voting Record, 2019

Voted against HB 686, a bill that would extend the interest and dividends tax to capital gains and increase the exemptions and filing thresholds for the interest and dividends tax. HB 686 would have used the new capital gains tax revenue to increase per-pupil school funding and lower the state property tax rate.

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire government do more to address climate change?

"Climate change alarmists and activists are using their crusade to drive up the cost of energy and electricity which is at an all-time high. Granite Staters are starting to lock in their home heating oil rates for the winter and many cannot afford the outrageous prices. We need to reduce the cost of energy not give in to climate change alarmists."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support giving voters who register without ID on Election Day a ballot that only counts if they return identifying documents to the state before a deadline?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should the state do more to encourage municipalities to remove zoning barriers to housing development?

"New Hampshire has a housing shortage and all local government leaders should work together to determine how to adjust regulations to allow for smart and efficient growth in our communities."

Voting Record, 2020

In 2019 Rep. Pearl voted for HB 365, a bill to increase the electric generating capacity of customer generators who may participate in net energy metering, generally from 1 megawatt to 5 megawatts. However, he later voted to sustain Gov. Sununu's veto of the bill. Rep. Pearl also voted against HB 1218 and SB 159, two 2020 bills to increase the electric generating capacity of customer generators who may participate in net energy metering.

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire guarantee the right to access abortion before 24 weeks?

"I support New Hampshire's current law which bans the abhorrent practice of late term abortions. I will review other legislation when and if it is proposed"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2024

Should the state increase funding for child care providers?

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support New Hampshire’s current system of public school funding, with about two-thirds of total funding coming from local property taxes?

"The system is far from perfect but many other alternatives have been discussed and they all rely on more broadbased taxes which I am firmly opposed to as it would be an economic disaster for New Hampshire. We should continually pursue expanding school choice opportunities for families."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire legalize the recreational use of marijuana by allowing home-growing and private use without sales?

"I am supported medical marijuana programs and decriminalization. I will give full consideration to any bill relating to full recreational use, homegrown, and state run distribution facilities. The challenge with many of these bills is in the details of the language. In the past I have supported some and not others."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire legalize the recreational use of marijuana by licensing growers and private retail locations?

"I am supported medical marijuana programs and decriminalization. I will give full consideration to any bill relating to full recreational use, homegrown, and state run distribution facilities. The challenge with many of these bills is in the details of the language. In the past I have supported some and not others."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire legalize the recreational use of marijuana by establishing state-run cannabis stores?

"I am supported medical marijuana programs and decriminalization. I will give full consideration to any bill relating to full recreational use, homegrown, and state run distribution facilities. The challenge with many of these bills is in the details of the language. In the past I have supported some and not others."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2024

Should New Hampshire add legal protections for residents of other states who travel here for health care related to abortion or gender transition?

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire repeal the ban on abortion after 24 weeks gestation?

"I support New Hampshire's current law which bans the abhorrent practice of late term abortions. I will review other legislation when and if it is proposed"

Voting Record, 2024

Voted to prohibit state and local governments from adopting "sanctuary policies" (SB 563)

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"Against"

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