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Running for: NH Governor

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"NH should cut spending and not increase the tax burden on the taxpayer. But if a change in the methods of taxation, one should sunset BEFORE one is initiated."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"NH should cut spending and not increase the tax burden on the taxpayer. But if a change in the methods of taxation, one should sunset BEFORE one is initiated."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"his is in process, but rather than a gradual phase out I would prefer it be a full repeal in one year."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"The person who takes a loan of any kind is responsible for repayment. If the individual business wants to reward an employee by retiring the loan, that is the individual business choice. It is not constitutional for government to assume."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"This is the responsibility of the employer. The individual employer should make the determination of what they can afford to pay in wages, dependent upon their income and expenses. Government should only be involved for civic employees."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"This is a community decision. Every community has different vision and assets and are best at deciding what works for their community."

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?

"All fund balances at the state, local or schools, should be returned to the taxpayers. A permanent increase? Why is there so much increase in revenue? Wouldn't it be better to reduce taxes on commodities, registrations, licenses, etc. and operate the state on a leaner budget?"

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?

"He who pays the piper calls the tune. Too much funding is coming from the federal government with federal requirements, infringing on the ability at the local level to protect the community from illiteracy, innumeracy and irrationality."

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?

"All men are created equal. Education Freedom should apply to all regardless of income or other benchmarks. If it is provided, it should be provided for all."

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"?

"Schools should be providing tools to provide for literacy, written, arithmetical, and logical. Who makes the decision of these concepts?"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"These are subjects that are the responsibility and decision of the parents, not the government funded buureaucracy."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"The state constitution, Part 1, Article 2 'All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights among which are, the enjoying and DEFENDING life and liberty;' The Republican platform states 'that life is sacred, from conception to natural death, and that we cannot diminish the value of one category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life.'"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"The state constitution, Part 1, Article 2 'All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights among which are, the enjoying and DEFENDING life and liberty;' The Republican platform states 'that life is sacred, from conception to natural death, and that we cannot diminish the value of one category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life.'"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"The state constitution, Part 1, Article 2 'All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights among which are, the enjoying and DEFENDING life and liberty;' The Republican platform states 'that life is sacred, from conception to natural death, and that we cannot diminish the value of one category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life.'"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"The state constitution, Part 1, Article 2 'All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights among which are, the enjoying and DEFENDING life and liberty;' The Republican platform states 'that life is sacred, from conception to natural death, and that we cannot diminish the value of one category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life.'"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"Establishing another agency is growing government. While it is impossible to prevent 100%, the exposure to young developing brains, the state should not increase the likelihood by encouraging the exposure."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"Establishing another agency is growing government. While it is impossible to prevent 100%, the exposure to young developing brains, the state should not increase the likelihood by encouraging the exposure."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"Establishing another agency is growing government. While it is impossible to prevent 100%, the exposure to young developing brains, the state should not increase the likelihood by encouraging the exposure."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"We are a constitutional carry state. Legislation shall not infringe on the Second Amendment."

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?

"Subsidizing renewable energy sources increase the burden on rate payers."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire government do more to address climate change?

"Against"

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?

"The demand on current electrical grid is increasing not only with electrical vehicles, but with the increase in electronics. ISO New England has already warned of potential rolling brown outs and black outs."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

"Voting should be done in person with the rare exceptions specified in the state Constitution."

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?

"Yes, and no. Same day registration was imposed on NH voters by the federal Congress, a violation of the U.S. Constitution Article 1 Section 4 'The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof.'"

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