Legislator Activity Profile
These objective, nonpartisan measures are used to show this elected official's activities at the Statehouse. They are not intended to present a ranking or rating of any kind. Average is that of all state elected officials in this chamber. The data below is based on legislative activity during 2017 and 2018, with the exception of the committee measures, which reflect data through October 1, 2018, due to delays in the release of certain committee records.
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.
I have served my community well over the past 40 plus years and I believe I have the local experience to represent your interests in Concord. I have felt the frustration of wondering if those in Concord have lived in our shoes and know our pain. I won't make empty promises here about reducing taxes, limiting spending and making life easier on everyone. I am one of over 400 representatives (400 Reps and 24 Senators) and will apply my best to each vote that comes up before the House. I won't win every battle but I'll be in there for the fight. Not all my votes will please you but I always stand ready to justify why I voted the way I did. Sometimes a compromise is better than a defeat. I won't complain about an issue unless I have a suggested solution to it and expect no less from you. I will be here to listen to your concerns and attempt to address each one. I will examine every bill that comes before the House in the legislative session and evaluate its effect on my you, my neighbors. And, if someone asks me to sponsor a bill that is not in the best interests of our communities, I will not placate them by a false show of support but will tell them how I see it and why. I will not, however, refuse to introduce a bill that you (my constituent) insists I sponsor. That is my job as your representative! I don't have a pre-set agenda and won't be introducing bills just for the publicity. In an off year, there are about 600 bills introduced and in the election year, about 900. Perhaps many of those extra 300 are from new legislators serving their first term. I've always felt, if you moved to one of our towns because you liked it, don't come in and try to change it. If I can't make it better, I'd rather leave it alone. Click here to see the candidate's Twitter feed.