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Awaiting response to our 2022 State Candidate Survey

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"I support stricter gun control laws - Gun safety"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"I oppose New Hampshire adding an income tax on earned income."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"I oppose New Hampshire adding a broad-based sales tax."

Concord Monitor Candidate Profile, 2016

"N.H.'s minimum wage is tied to the federal rate, which is currently set at $7.25 an hour. The last rate increase was in 2009, and N.H. currently has the lowest minimum wage rate in New England. I would like to see N.H. re-institute its own minimum wage and bring it to $9/hour. We still would be .60 cents an hour less than Maine and Vermont."

Voting Record, 2020

Voted for HB 611 and HB 1672, both bills that would allow any voter to vote by absentee ballot, whether or not he or she will actually be absent on election day.

Voting Record, 2022

Voted against a bill to legalize marijuana with the Liquor Commission regulating sales (HB 1598)

Voting Record, 2022

Voted to consider repealing the Education Freedom Account program (HB 1683)

Voting Record, 2022

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

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

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 2018 Citizens Count issue survey, Shurtleff wrote, "I am undecided on this issue. This issue is being studied by a Joint Legislative committee. I will wait to read their input before making a decision on legalization."

Shurtleff voted against legalizing and taxing marijuana sales in 2016 (HB 1694) and 2012 (HB 1705).

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

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

When asked about a 20-week abortion ban on the Citizens Count issue survey, Shurtleff indicated, "I support a ban on abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications."

Voting Record, 2021

Shurtleff voted against HB 625, a 2021 bill to prohibit abortion after 24 weeks gestation, unless there is a medical emergency. The bill did not include exceptions for rape or incest.

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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