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2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2012 - 2018); Member, Town of Newport Board of Selectmen; Chair, Town of Newport Revitalization Committee; Former School Superintendent; Newport Opera House Association; retired teacher

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
BA, Belknap College, Center Harbor, NH.
MA, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Home Address
182 Fletcher Road
Newport, NH 03773

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 require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?
Is police brutality an issue in NH?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH revise the meals and rooms tax?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should LLCs be subject to the interest and dividends tax?
Should NH increase the interest and dividends tax?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Do employees in NH need more legal protections in the workplace?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
State role in economic growth
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?
Should nonprofits pay more taxes?
Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?

Education

Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?
Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

Energy and Environment

Should NH restrict further wind power development?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
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?
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)?

Health Care

What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH allow binding referendums?
Why are you running?
What is your philosophy of government?
What differentiates you from your opponents?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH use taxpayer money to build a memorial to the Old Man?
Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?

Social Issues

What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?

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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