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These objective, nonpartisan measures are used to show this legislator's activities at the Statehouse in 2021 and 2022. The measures are not intended to present a ranking or rating of any kind. Average is that of all state elected officials in this chamber.
Session days attended
100% Present
Average 91%
Party unity score/partisanship
96% With Party
Average 94%
Participated in official roll call votes
99% Roll Call Votes
Average 88%
Bills sponsored (as prime sponsor)
9 Prime Sponsored Bills
Average 3
Prime sponsored bills that became law
3 Became Law
Average 1

Voting Record

HB 1 (2021)

State budget bill.  The governor presented his version of the next state budget February 11.  The House passed a revised version of his budget on April 7.  The Senate passed a different version on June 3.  The House and Senate passed a final version on June 24. Click here to read a summary of the 2021 budget proposals.

HB 1022 (2022)

Authorizes pharmacists to dispense Ivermectin pursuant to a standing order from a physician or APRN. 

The Senate amended the bill to also establish a commission to study the use of Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 and to provide a recommendation regarding whether to make the standing order permanent.

HB 1080 (2022)

Creates a right for health care providers to conscientiously object to participating in providing abortion, sterilization, or artificial contraception services.

HB 1131 (2022)

Prohibits public schools from adopting, enforcing, or implementing a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering.

HB 1178 (2022)

Prohibits any state or local enforcement of any federal laws or actions aimed at limiting firearms.

HB 121 (2021)

Establishes a fifteen member independent redistricting commission, appointed by House and Senate party leaders after an application process.

HB 1210 (2022)

Requires public employers, private employers, and postsecondary education institutions that receive public funds and mandate a vaccination or other inoculation procedure to accept an employee's or student's request for a medical, religious, or right of conscience exemption.

HB 1221 (2022)

Reduces the Business Profits Tax rate from 7.6% to 7.5% and the Business Enterprise Tax rate from 0.55% to 0.50% for taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2023.

The House amended the bill to only cut the Business Profits Tax to 7.5%.

The Senate amended the bill to also provide towns and cities with 7.5% of their retirement contribution costs for teachers, police officers, and firefighters for one year.

HB 1431 (2022)

Establishes a parental bill of rights. Some of the parental rights in this bill include:

HB 1455 (2022)

Prohibits state enforcement of any federal law, order, or rule that requires an individual, as a condition of employment or any other activity, to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or to submit more than once per month to COVID-19 testing.

HB 1495 (2022)

Prohibits employee vaccine requirements for any state or local government employees or government contractors. This bill has an exception for medical providers when there is a direct threat present.

The House amended the bill to prohibit any state or local government from requiring businesses to implement a vaccine mandate, with an exception for medical facilities.

HB 1576 (2022)

Repeals the law aimed at banning critical race theory in public schools and workplaces. That law prohibits the teaching of certain concepts in school and public employee trainings. For example, the law prohibits teaching that people of a certain race or sex are "inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously."

HB 1598 (2022)

Allows personal consumption and possession of marijuana over age 21, with some limits (e.g. four ounces of cannabis in plant form). Home-growing would be illegal. The state Liquor Commission would regulate marijuana growing and sales. Revenue from marijuana sales would go to substance misuse-related education, prevention, treatment, and recovery; and offsetting the statewide education property tax.

HB 1609 (2022)

Revises the law banning abortions after 24 weeks gestation to include exceptions for rape, incest, and fatal fetal anomalies. This bill also repeals the requirement to conduct an obstetric ultrasound before every abortion. Lastly, this bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to compile and publish an annual report of statistics relative to abortions after 24 weeks.

HB 1661 (2022)

Requires sending district schools and career and technical education (CTE) centers to enter into an agreement to include scheduling, access, transportation and credits for CTE students.

The House amended the bill to also set aside $35 million for a new legislative parking garage. The Senate revised the bill to lower this number to $9.35 million.

The Senate also amended this bill to add the substance of SB 430, an omnibus bill about care covered under Medicaid, childcare regulations, and more.

HB 1668 (2022)

Requires commercial sales and transfers of firearms to take place through licensed dealers. Those dealers are required to perform background checks. Also requires private sales or transfers to go through a licensed firearm dealer, if it's not absolutely clear that both the owner and the recipient are allowed to own guns.

HB 1683 (2022)

Repeal the Education Freedom Account program. The program allows the parent of a school age child to receive funds from a scholarship organization to pay for education expenses.

HB 177 (2021)

Prohibits the siting of new landfills, excluding expansions of existing landfills, within 2 miles of state parks. "State parks" do not include state historic sites and recreational rail trails.

The House voted to add this bill to SB 103, but the Senate rejected that change.

HB 2 (2021)

State budget bill (part 2). The governor presented his version of the next state budget February 11.  The House passed a revised version of his budget on April 7.  The Senate passed a different version on June 3. The House and Senate passed a final version on June 24.  Click here to read a summary of the budget proposals.

HB 227 (2021)

Allows a landlord to evict a tenant at the expiration of the term of the lease or tenancy, if the term is longer than six months.  The House amended the bill to also require the landlord to give 30 days' notice.

HB 458 (2021)

Repeals the the law that requires public middle schools and high schools to provide menstrual hygiene products at no cost. This bill then permits school health departments "to make reasonable efforts to secure, through grants and donations, and distribute menstrual hygiene products to students in need."

HB 542 (2021)

Excludes religious gatherings from any prohibition on in-person gatherings during a state of emergency.  The House amended the bill to more broadly protect religious activities. The Senate amended the bill to narrow its scope again; the Senate version requires the state to allow religious services and other activities to proceed to the same or greater extent as other essential business activity during a state of emergency.

HB 625 (2021)

Prohibits abortion after 24 weeks gestation, unless there is a medical emergency.  There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

The House and Senate added a similar ban to the 2021 state budget bill.

SB 141 (2021)

Authorizes the FBI to conduct all National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) searches concerning the purchase, sale, and transfer of firearms through Federal Firearm Licensees operating in New Hampshire. This bill then abolishes the "gun line" in the State Police and repeals the state’s partial point of contact system for handguns, allowing the authority to remain exclusively with the FBI.

SB 418 (2022)

Establishes "affidavit balloting" for voters who do not have a valid identification at the polls. Those voters would be given a prepaid envelope to return with documentation proving their eligibility to vote, and their "affidavit ballots" would be numbered and counted separately. Any voter who fails to provide documentation proving their eligibility to vote within ten days of the election would have their ballot pulled and their votes deducted from the official vote totals.

SB 61 (2021)

Right-to-work bill that prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union.

SB 89 (2021)

The House voted to add a new section to the bill that states New Hampshire election laws will not be affected by the passage of the federal "For the People Act."  Supporters argue that this is an important measure to protect the integrity of New Hampshire elections from federal interference.  Opponents argue it is unconstitutional to attempt to nullify federal laws, and this measure could require New Hampshire to run two separate election systems, one for state officials and one for federal officials.

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add tax incentives for affordable housing development?

"It depends upon the details of the bill. New Hampshire traditionally has very little funding for programs like this - its mostly in the hands of private developers and local jurisdictions. I'm on the Zoning Board of Adjustments in Hollis and we are aware that affordable housing is a critical need in the state. I don't work on this in the House and have yet to see a bill that solves the issue of shortage in any substantive way from the state's perspective."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"My view is that a state will few resources should only be offering business incentives when there are rewards the state is seeking in return. i.e. the Biomass industry was the 2nd largest manufacturing industry in the state, helped NH Forestry Society maintain healthy forests (avoiding forest fire conditions) and qualified as renewable, sustainable and kept local energy dollars in the state. I was for biomass because it affected even county in New Hampshires economy. But, the bill was vetoed as a subsidy. In this case, the benefits far outweighed the downside. But the Governor had other ideas."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"No one is for increasing business taxes. The Governor agreed to a trigger for lowering business taxes agreed to in a prior session, only if we met our revenue goals - as is fiscally responsible. We did not meet that threshold, mostly because of the COVID19 slow down, and so the trigger was not met. Democrats are not increasing business taxes. The Governor and the legislature are not triggering additional cut, because the state cannot afford them. I would like it if spin was not all that people heard when it comes to the situation with NH taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add a tax on capital gains?

"There is an issue with our tax system being regressive at this point - meaning the lower income brackets pay higher rates than the wealthy who build their homes here. Fairer taxes is a goal of Democrats. But even discussing the issue brings calls of foul from our opponents. So we keep digging a bigger hole."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the tax on cigarettes?

"I have no problem using sin taxes to help NH fund essential programs. I co-sponsored a bill to categorize vaping products as cigarettes for the purposes of including them in basic taxation."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"Just as with the Presidency, the Governor should be required to first use the existing processes of government to execute his emergency response. Only if same is insufficient should he be able to skirt the existing bodies in place to manage federal funds and emergency planning."

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?

"The reason this policy makes sense as an insurance policy is that even people who have no insurance, end up getting sick and needing time off. Democrats believe everyone paying a little bit is preferable to setting up a systems of haves vs. have nots. I ascribe to this thinking. Social Security, Medicare and Veterans Benefits are all examples of making everyone secure, rather than picking winners and losers."

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?

"Under this scenario, only those who can afford it get covered and the pool of money is less stable for the long run. It's a Republican proposal that lacks a comprehensive approach to solving the problem."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"New Hampshire should have no problem making sensible fun legislation without infringing on the right to bear arms. NH residents, including responsible gun owners, are in favor of background checks and closing gun-show loop holes. There is no threat to legal gun owners from these laws."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"The idea of supporting additional revenue in the state is a no-brainer. NH operates in a structure deficit and the solution of cutting spending only exacerbates the increases in property tax rates. How NH solves this issue, to help remove the heavy burden on property taxpayers (especially aging populations on fixed incomes), is an open question. Its definitely a more nuanced discussion than those who offer the pledge pretend."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"There is not reason to make voting harder unless you fear the electorate."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

"I voted against one of the cannabais legalization bills early in the session because the policy chief in my town reached our with a compelling letter and asked me for my support in preventing legalization. I am not personally opposed to regulation, legalization and taxation of marijuana as a medicinal and recreational substance. The bill passed easily on a bipartisan vote because all the states in New England are already gaining revenues and moving forward as it was after the prohibition of alcohol."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the size of solar panel installations that may participate in net energy metering?

"Raising the net metering cap is a bipartisan issue. Only the Governor and the fossil fuel lobby were against this economic stimulus to our energy economy. YES. YES. YES. And I serve on Science, Technology & Energy Committee, so I've heard all the testimony directly on Net Metering."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 24 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

"The state should continue the long-standing policy of staying out of people's bodies and private medical decisions. The NH constitutional amendment to privacy in 2018 was focused on information and technology, how could personal bodily autonomy be any less an issue of privacy?"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"People who cannot afford their bills do not contribute to a vibrant economy. All the arguments from the Governor are on behalf of businesses. It's time we helped low wage workers earn a living wage."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase public access to reports of police misconduct?

"I think we are getting to the place where our mistrust of authority and institutions is going to be our undoing. There have been policy incidents around the country that have revealed problems with policy violence, bias and lack of transparency. But I have seen no such issues in the policy departments with which I have been involved and I think having citizens second guess every public servant, at every level of government is a good way to gum up what's working. We have an Attorney General and other court mechanisms at our disposal to resolve individual issues. There is no need for a policy to address national issues, that have not been identified in the state of New Hampshire."

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?

"Absolutely. This programs gains NH approximately 12-14 million per year that can be used to advance energy efficiency of other clean energy investments. It's also true that because its a regional compact, NH would continue paying RGGI, even if it pulls out. So we would still be paying for RGGI, but we would receive none of the benefits. That is the Republican position - that we should pull out of RGGI - and it makes no sense (in effect it's lose/lose policy to pull out of RGGI)."

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?

"I don't like the idea of setting these types of mandates, but I serve with colleagues who believe they are among the only way we will actually move the needle in a state that so fervently holds back innovation in the distributed energy markets."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a road usage fee?

"I haven't been in favor of any of the bills I've seen so far. I think we have to make sure if we implement something like this that is has the desired effect. We do need a way to fund maintenance of our roads and bridges that is more reliable that what we're doing today."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"The idea of supporting additional revenue in the state is a no-brainer. How it gets done, to help remove the burden on property taxes (especially for our aging populations on fixed incomes), is an open question. Its definitely a more nuanced discussion than those who offer the pledge pretend."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the base amount of per-pupil funding it provides to local school districts?

"Our current per study funding has been determined to be inadequate by all who have studied the matter for the state. So yes, we need to increase funding for public education."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"People have choice of schooling. But limited public dollars must be reserved for public schools. There can be support for home schoolers via public school systems, but the idea of diverting limited funds is for me, a non-starter. Private and parochial schools have always been available, but not part of public funding. That's my position today."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire provide student loan debt repayment programs for workers in industries with labor shortages?

"I'm not opposed to the idea, but New Hampshire is already provided precious little funding for higher education (we're 50th of 50 states) and even public ed is less than 30% supported at the state level. So, if there's no money for primary support, how do we justify carve outs?"

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