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Running for: NH Senate District 21

Awaiting response to our 2022 State Candidate Survey

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"We need to be sure that any decisions we make are supported by data, but in the short term New Hampshire residents need protections for the services that State provides, and dramatic changes to State services will harm our most vulnerable residents disproportionately. I am always open to looking at data on this issue, but want to ensure we are collecting the revenue that we can to support our residents and prevent further increases in property tax."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"We must address the inequalities in education funding and property taxes across our state, and reforming the way we bring in revenue is a crucial part of that. I would work with experts and community members to develop recommendations about how to address these issues in our tax code, and am interested in the outcome of the Commission to Study School Funding that is ongoing at this time. At this time I am not necessarily in favor of a broad based tax, but I don't want to rule any solutions out and always will listen to new data."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"I support every way that we can increase access to voting! Early voting, longer poll hours (with support for our towns and cities), mail-in voting, and protecting our students' right to vote."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"Our workers deserve to be paid a humane wage. We can pass a minimum wage in a graduated fashion to ensure that our small businesses have time to plan around a stable, thoughtful policy."

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?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"We must address the inequalities in education funding and property taxes across our state, and reforming the way we bring in revenue is a crucial part of that. I would work with experts and community members to develop recommendations about how to address these issues in our tax code, and am interested in the outcome of the Commission to Study School Funding that is ongoing at this time. At this time I am not necessarily in favor of a broad based tax, but I don't want to rule any solutions out and always will listen to new data."

Voting Record, 2022

Voted against creating a conditional "affidavit ballot" for voters without ID (SB 418)

Voting Record, 2022

Voted to legalize possession of 3/4 oz marijuana with home growing, no sales (HB 629)

Voting Record, 2022

Voted to consider repealing the law aimed at banning critical race theory in schools (SB 298)

Voting Record, 2022

Voted to consider repealing the Education Freedom Account program (SB 432)

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

When asked about marijuana legalization in general on the 2020 Citizens Count issue survey, Kwoka wrote, "I understand the racist history of the war of drugs, as well as the tax revenue possibilities of the cannabis industry. I also know that many people link marijuana to other more dangerous drugs and the opioid epidemic, which is not corroborated by scientific evidence. Therefore, I support a pathway to marijuana legalization that includes decriminalization, expungement of marijuana-related charges, and an information campaign about marijuana and its relationship to other drugs."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

On the 2020 Citizens Count issue survey, Perkins Kwoka indicated she opposed a ban on abortion after 24 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications.

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?
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