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Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

"I oppose a ban on abortion after 20 weeks gestation, even with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

"I support expanded commuter rail."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

"I am undecided on this issue."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?

"I support increased funding for heroin treatment programs."

Candidate's Website, 2016

"The NH GOP invented the issue of supposed 'voter fraud' completely out of thin air. During the 2004 election, there were over half a million ballots cast in New Hampshire. Out of that number, a grand total of four were even suspected of any kind of fraud - with only two being suspected of intentional fraud. This is a voter fraud rate of 0.0006%. The NH GOP has continually pushed measures to suppress voter turn out in NH among demographics that are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates including students and the elderly. Speaker O'Brien himself admitted that the Voter ID bills were aimed at intentionally disenfranchising potential Democratic voters. I strongly oppose such bills and will work hard to restore voting rights to everyone in New Hampshire. Every vote counts!"

Voting Record, 2014

Voted to ban cell phone use while driving (HB 1360)

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"Not unless it was part of a package that SIGNIFICANTLY reduced/replaced our reliance on property taxes. I am opposed to an income tax on its own, though I would support expanding the existing interest & dividends tax to a more general capital gains tax."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"Not unless it was part of a package that SIGNIFICANTLY reduced/replaced our reliance on property taxes. I am opposed to a sales tax on its own."

Voting Record, 2019

Voted in favor of HB 686, a bill that would extend the interest and dividends tax to capital gains and increase the exemptions and filing thresholds for the interest and dividends tax. HB 686 would have used the new capital gains tax revenue to increase per-pupil school funding and lower the state property tax rate.

Voting Record, 2018

Voted against authorizing two casinos (SB 242)

Voting Record, 2018

Voted to decriminalize possession of 3/4 ounce or less of marijuana (HB 640)

Voting Record, 2015

Voted in favor of 2015 House Bill 572. When residential land is taken through eminent domain for a gas pipeline, HB 572 allows the resident to require the pipeline company to purchase all of the land, not just a part.

Candidate's Website, 2016

"Ever since the US Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United vs FEC, we have seen a torrential flood of anonymous money flow into our political system. This paradigm represents the potential for blatant corruption of the highest order, and gives unprecedented influence over our elections to a small number of individuals. This is completely antithetical to the basic principles our country was founded on. I support any measures possible, including calling for a Constitutional Convention to amend the US Constitution stipulating that corporations are not people as well as other well thought out campaign finance reform. Over the last few decades, our federal elections have been won by the candidate who raised the most money over 90% of the time. Running for office should be a call to service, not a contest of who can pander to monied interests."

Voting Record, 2015

Voted to allow qualifying patients and caregivers to grow medicinal marijuana at home (HB 593)

Voting Record, 2020

Voted for SB 124, a bill to revise the required minimum percentages of renewable energy in the Renewable Portfolio Standard, particularly to extend goals from 2025 to 2040.

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.

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

"I support marijuana legalization."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?

"I support expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance."

Voting Record, 2014

Voted for expansion of Medicaid, using private insurance wherever possible (SB 413)

Voting Record, 2020

Voted for HB 731 (to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15/hour) and SB 10 (to gradually raise the minimum wage to $12/hour)

Voting Record, 2016

Voted against various abortion restrictions in 2016, such as a bill to prohibit abortions based on genetic abnormality (HB 1623)

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?

"Using state resources to enforce federal immigration laws is a 'slippery slope' situation that could lead to all manner of other requests from the federal government. I'm hesitant to start down that path."

Voting Record, 2015

Voted against restricting EBT purchases (SB 169)

Voting Record, 2020

Voted for HB 1218, SB 159, and HB 365, all bills to increase the electric generating capacity of customer generators who may participate in net energy metering, generally from 1 megawatt to 5 megawatts.

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

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

"This question is too vague. We could stand to increase some forms of subsidies and tax credits, but not others."

Voting Record, 2018

Voted to change the sentence for any offense eligible for the death penalty to life imprisonment without parole (SB 593)

Voting Record, 2019

Voted for HB 686, a bill that would increased per-pupil school funding by extending the interest and dividends tax to capital gains. HB 686 would also have increased the exemptions and filing thresholds for the interest and dividends tax, and lowered the state property tax rate.

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Is police brutality an issue in NH?

"I'm not aware of any serious incidents, but that doesn't mean it never happens. We can, and should, take steps to make sure our police are trained in de-escalation rather than confrontation and use measures like body cameras to document encounters. I recognize that the state needs to have a swat team somewhere in NH to respond to serious incidents, but the increasing militarization of local police departments is inappropriate."

Candidate's Website, 2016

"It doesn't seem right to go to the store and select an item marked for sale at a price of five dollars, bring it to the counter and be asked for five dollars and twenty cents. A sales tax would provide an unnecessarily large inconvenience to New Hampshire consumers, an incredible implementation burden for New Hampshire businesses, and increased administrative overhead in Concord. While I understand, and agree with, the need to maintain a solid revenue foundation for our state budget I do not feel that a broad based consumer sales tax is a practical or appropriate measure for New Hampshire."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

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?

"I support New Hampshire's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should New Hampshire maintain the renewable portfolio standard, which requires public utilities in New Hampshire to obtain a certain percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources (25% by 2025)?

"I support the renewable portfolio standard in New Hampshire."

Voting Record, 2014

Voted to consider labeling of genetically engineered foods (HB 660)

Candidate's Website, 2016

"Workers in any career field have a right to collective bargaining as a means to secure equitable benefits and wages for themselves. This right does not cease if one is employed by the state or a municipality. Our teachers, fire fighters, police, and other civil servants are dedicated professionals who deserve a fair livable wage and decent benefits. Professions that serve the public good should be aspired to, and not looked down upon. I will strongly oppose any measures that aim to remove or restrict collective bargaining rights for anyone in New Hampshire."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?

"New Hampshire government should do more to increase the supply of affordable housing."

Voting Record, 2015

Voted against a bill that would have prohibited state funds for any health care provider that performs abortions, regardless of whether public funds were utilized for that specific service (HB 677).

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

"This question is too vague. 'statewide standards-based student assessments' isn't an all-or-nothing thing. Certainly it can provide valuable information and statistics to test our students occasionally, but we shouldn't tie the fate of a school district to those test results and we shouldn't be running these statewide tests multiple times per year or anything like that."

Voting Record, 2020

Voted for HB 712, a bill that would establish a statewide family and medical leave program, paid for with a percentage of employee wages, with no opt-out.

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"I consider myself a moderate on gun issues, and legislation dealing with firearms and related topics often ends up being rather complex. I examine every gun bill we get, and my vote is often influenced by the 'minor details' in the legislation. Generally speaking I favor common sense policies such as universal background checks, restrictions on 'cop killer' ammo sales, and banning military heavy weapons from civilian ownership but I don't support things like 'wide net' gun confiscation. As a moderate on gun issues, neither 'side' usually likes me on this one."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

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

"I oppose allocating tax revenues for private and/or home schooling costs."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?

"The question is too vague. We've always had some form of residency requirement in order to vote, and the requirements we had in place before the Republicans started to introduce voter suppression legislation during the 2011 session were functioning just fine. I support the principle that you should vote where you live (to include college students who live here, on campus) but I do not support any of these overly restrictive voter suppression laws being put forward in recent years."

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