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Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"I've voted against several attempt by various Democrats to impose broad-based and narrow-based sales taxes. I'll continue to do so."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"I've voted against various attempts to implement an income tax and have also voted to eliminate the Interest and Dividend tax"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"I've been voting to lower NH business tax RATES. It happens that business revenues went up. There is a bad assumption that there is a static relationship between tax rates and revenues, that they rise and fall together. It's nonsense."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the gradual phase-out of the Interests and Dividends tax?

"Proud to have voted for the phase-out of Interest and Dividends tax."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire add a tax credit for businesses that contribute to student loan repayment for employees?

"No. Legitimate business expenses are already tax deductible."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"The market has been raising the minimum wage. Politicians like to pretend they are more important than they are or don't understand basic economics. If minimum wage is set by law at a rate higher than the contributed value of the employee to the business, there will be increased unemployment. Wages go up as employees add value."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"This really depends on the proposal. Coercion of local control? NO."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should the state permanently increase how much tax revenue it shares with towns and cities every year, beyond public school funding?

"I don't know what the phrase 'beyond public school funding' means. I don't think it is in the long-term interests of the taxpayers to unleash government expansion at the local level. Discipline is needed."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the state’s current system of public school funding, with each district’s total funding primarily dependent on local property tax revenue?

"The only hope to discipline local spending is to have local revenues raised to pay for it."

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?

"Kids are unique. Parents are in the best position to know what their kid needs in an educational setting. Money should follow the child."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the state law that bans teaching certain concepts, such as the idea that people may be "inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously"?

"NH law bans discrimination in an educational setting. Our nation has made great progress and MLK died to advance 'the content of character' precepts. The NH anti-discrimination law is an attempt to prevent sliding back. I was proud to support our law."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire ban discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3?

"Let innocent kids be kids for god's sake. They need to worry about keeping their hands off each other, washing their hands after going to the bathroom, arithmetic, reading, spelling, and patriotism. It is NOT the responsibility of the school to teach sex, especially that young. The schools are doing a poor job at reading and math. Do that."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"These questions stink. They come at the issue from a pro-abortion perspective. I am FOR RECOGNIZING LIFE at 24 weeks. When you use the word 'guarantee the right' that's sloppy because it is too important to be left so vague. NH law allows unrestricted access to abortion before 24 months. I think that the law is fine as it stands."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"These questions stink. They come at the issue from a pro-abortion perspective. I am FOR RECOGNIZING LIFE at 24 weeks. When you use the word 'guarantee the right' that's sloppy because it is too important to be left so vague. NH law allows unrestricted access to abortion before 24 months. I think that the law is fine as it stands."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"These questions stink. They come at the issue from a pro-abortion perspective. I am FOR RECOGNIZING LIFE at 24 weeks. When you use the word 'guarantee the right' that's sloppy because it is too important to be left so vague. NH law allows unrestricted access to abortion before 24 months. I think that the law is fine as it stands."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"These questions stink. They come at the issue from a pro-abortion perspective. I am FOR RECOGNIZING LIFE at 24 weeks. When you use the word 'guarantee the right' that's sloppy because it is too important to be left so vague. NH law allows unrestricted access to abortion before 24 months. I think that the law is fine as it stands."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"I'd like to inhibit a drug black market and avoid having fentanyl laced pot on the street. I'd like to include a requirement to offer lower levels of THC pot to reduce the risk of psychotic episodes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"I'd like to inhibit a drug black market and avoid having fentanyl laced pot on the street. I'd like to include a requirement to offer lower levels of THC pot to reduce the risk of psychotic episodes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"I'd like to inhibit a drug black market and avoid having fentanyl laced pot on the street. I'd like to include a requirement to offer lower levels of THC pot to reduce the risk of psychotic episodes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"This is a biased question. I'm FOR the Second Amendment. I'm FOR the right of self-defense. The question is written from the perspective of the left."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire extend the renewable portfolio standard past 2025, requiring public utilities to obtain more than 25% of electricity from renewable energy sources?

"Let's make sure we don't destroy the freedom of movement or force old people to freeze in their homes in the winter. Let markets work."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire government do more to address climate change?

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire add a fee or mileage charge for electric vehicle owners to help pay for transportation and/or electric infrastructure?

"Yes. Electric cars need roads. Electric cars increase the need for road maintenance. Rich people should pay their fair share and its 'rich' people right now who can afford electric cars."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"We need to protect the integrity of elections to improve confidence in the results."

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?

"It's dumb to not ask for ID before issuing a ballot. Once an illegal ballot gets into the box, it's there through the count. Every illegal vote steals an authentic vote. We need to protect the integrity of elections to improve confidence in the results."

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