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Running for: NH Governor

Awaiting response to our 2022 State Candidate Survey

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"While a supporter of the right to gun ownership for responsible citizens for recreation and self-defense, I agree with gun violence reduction measures that close loopholes on background checks and limit access to military style weapons. I also support measures that decrease access to firearms for those who pose an imminent risk to themselves or others."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"Currently, the minimum wage for a full time worker still leaves that worker with earnings that barely exceed the federal poverty level. We need to recognize that no one can live even as a single adult on this level of income, which leaves them dependent on taxpayer support for their basic needs such as food and housing. At the current minimum wage, this represents a taxpayer subsidy of businesses unwilling to pay their workers a living wage."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"We have consistently lowered business taxes in an environment of increasing state need for revenue to address crises in mental health, substance use, child abuse and public education. Programs to address these real problems must be adequately funded. I believe that we will not be able to address these challenges effectively if we continue to cut available revenue."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"Against"

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

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

"Having served on the Select Committee for the 2020 election and as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Election Law and Municipal Affairs, I have a clear understanding of the complexities of our election process, both its strengths and weaknesses. I have supported allowing voters to vote absentee for any reason using our current secure absentee voting system."

Voting Record, 2022

Sen. Sherman voted to pass HB 629, a bill that would legalize possession of up to 3/4 oz of marijuana for adults over age 21 without legalizing sales. The bill would also allow adults to cultivate six marijuana plants at home and creates a $100 fine for publicly smoking marijuana.

Candidate's Website, 2022

Sen. Sherman voted to consider SB 298, a bill that would repeal the law aimed at banning critical race theory in public schools and workplaces.

On his campaign website Sen. Sherman also says, "Public education in New Hampshire is under attack. This Governor and legislature sent millions of tax dollars to private and religious schools, which will almost certainly cause property taxes to rise and school budgets to tighten. This Governor also signed legislation that censors teachers and caters to those who want to ban books and change history."

Candidate's Website, 2022

"Public education in New Hampshire is under attack. This Governor and legislature sent millions of tax dollars to private and religious schools, which will almost certainly cause property taxes to rise and school budgets to tighten."

Candidate's Website, 2022

"The climate crisis is here. We must take aggressive action at the local, state, and federal level to protect against rising sea levels on the coast and the damaging impacts to our winter tourism activities."

Candidate's Website, 2022

"Dr. Sherman supports a full range of reproductive health care services. As Governor, Dr. Sherman will be a fierce advocate for repealing Chris Sununu’s cruel abortion ban, which broke with decades of bipartisan respect for a women’s rights to work with her doctor to make her own health care decisions."

Candidate's Website, 2022

"New Hampshire is in the midst of a housing crisis. Rental vacancy rates are under 1%, housing supply is at an all-time low, and prices are at an all-time high. Businesses can’t find workers because workers can’t find a place to live, seniors looking to downsize can’t afford to stay in their communities, and young families can’t afford to put down roots in the community. We need to cut through the red tape and government bureaucracy that stops smart growth, support zoning that makes sense for the modern economy, and invest in infrastructure like regional water and sewer that allows our communities to build housing."

Voting Record, 2022

Sen. Sherman voted against SB 418, a bill that would establish "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.

Voting Record, 2022

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

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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