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Background

Experience

Representative NH House of Representatives 2010-2016,Volunteer Kuster for U.S. Congress 2010, Volunteer Obama for President 2008, Volunteer Paul Hodes for U.S. Congress 2006, 2008,Member/Ward Chair/Vice Chair Concord NH Democrats 2005-present, Board Member League of Women Voters 2007-2010, Member American Federation of Teachers, Member Move On, Professor of English Western Illinois University 1973-1999

Family
Married; Children: 4
Education
MA/PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
BA, Stetson University, DeLand, FL.
Home Address
27 Piscataqua Road
Concord, NH 03301

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 decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH keep the death penalty?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
State role in economic growth
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?

Education

Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?
Should some illegal/undocumented immigrants qualify for in-state tuition?

Energy and Environment

Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?
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 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 NH allow physician assisted suicide?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH expand its medical marijuana law?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH limit access to abortion?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?

Social Issues

Should NH allow physician assisted suicide?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
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?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

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.

Campaign Finances

Campaign finances are not available for this candidate.

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