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Democrat

Running for:

NH House Strafford County District 06

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?

"We need to attract more clean businesses to NH."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"We need background checks for all gun sales."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"I would support a broad based income tax with the right structure to benefit education funding. We were one vote short of passage once before."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

"Once appropriate regulations are in place, including taxation,I would support recreational marijuana."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"We need to establish reasonable and fair living wages for all."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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?

"RGGI has proven that it works."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?

"The state's responsibilities must first direct funding to our public schools."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add a tax on capital gains?

"I know many people support a capital gains tax, but the plan must protect the average citizen; so we need to be very careful how the law would be worded."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"Not at this time. I have heard no complaints from the business community."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the tax on cigarettes?

"We have increased cigarette taxes several times and need to be competitive with surrounding states because we rely on those taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a road usage fee?

"As we move forward with more electric cars we need to consider road usage fees because all vehicles use our roads and we need the funds to maintain those roads."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add tax incentives for affordable housing development?
"There is a critical shortage of affordable housing, which must be addressed immediately."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire provide student loan debt repayment programs for workers in industries with labor shortages?
"We need to attract a more educated population of youth to NH ;and student debts are driving them to other states which pay higher wages, so they can repay their student loans. In order to attract our students to stay in NH, student loan programs in industries with labor shortages need to provide student loan debt programs"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the base amount of per-pupil funding it provides to local school districts?
"Low income communities especially need more funding, and we need to develop appropriate funding mechanisms."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a statewide family and medical leave program, paid for with a percentage of employee wages, with no opt-out?
"This program is very much needed."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Do you support Gov. Sununu's proposal to allow employers and employees to opt-in to a private, paid family and medical leave insurance plan, based on a pool of state employees, excluding coverage for personal illness?

"I strongly support family medical leave. The Governor's plan is not the appropriate plan."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 24 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
"NH does not allow abortions after 24 wks. unless there is an extreme medical circumstance. Abortions are medical decisions between a woman and her doctor."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase public access to reports of police misconduct?
"The public has the right to know about reports of police officers' misconduct."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the size of solar panel installations that may participate in net energy metering?
"Renewable energy is absolutely the way to our future; and we need to support increasing solar panel installations."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire extend the renewable portfolio standard past 2025, requiring public utilities to obtain more than 25% of electricity from renewable energy sources?
"Renewable energy is definitely necessary , and we must continue progressing to more then 25% of electricity from renewable energy sources."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add restrictions to the governor's powers during a state of emergency?

"We have no idea what any future governors may face for emergencies; however the Legislator should not be excluded."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Do you support the option of mail-in ballots for all voters, not just absentees?

"For"

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