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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - 2018); President Emeritus, New Hampshire AFL-CIO; Captain, Manchester Fire Department (retired)

Family
Unknown; Children: 0
Education
MA Public Administration, University of NH, Durham, NH.
BA Public Administration, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH.
Home Address
319 W Erie Street
Manchester, NH 03102

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 increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should the federal government limit certain firearm purchases to residents over age twenty-one?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?

Education

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?
Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should NH restrict further wind power development?
Should the federal government increase subsidies for nuclear energy to bring them into line with subsidies for other energy sources with low greenhouse emissions, such as wind and solar?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of coal?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of natural gas?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by increasing funding for research on climate issues?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?

Health Care

Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by repealing the tax penalty for employers who do not offer health insurance?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?
Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?
Do you support "The Speaker Project" from the organization No Labels, a proposal to change several House rules with the intent of encouraging bipartisan cooperation? (Learn more at https://www.nolabels.org/the-speaker-project/)

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?

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.

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