Democrat
Executive Councilor
District E4
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Background

Experience

Executive Councilor (2012 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2002 - 2006); Co-Owner, Puritan Backroom Restaurant; Treasurer, Hillsborough County

Family
Unknown; Children: 0
Education
Harvard University, MA.
Home Address
629 Kearney Circle
Manchester, NH 03104
Work Address
Statehouse, Room 207
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should the federal government limit certain firearm purchases to residents over age twenty-one?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?

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 the federal government increase subsidies for nuclear energy to bring them into line with subsidies for other energy sources with low greenhouse emissions, such as wind and solar?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of coal?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of natural gas?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by increasing funding for research on climate issues?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?

Health Care

Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by repealing the tax penalty for employers who do not offer health insurance?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Do you support "The Speaker Project" from the organization No Labels, a proposal to change several House rules with the intent of encouraging bipartisan cooperation? (Learn more at https://www.nolabels.org/the-speaker-project/)
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
In Their Own Words

I have worked hard as a member of the Executive Council to bring a balanced, forward-thinking view to state government, and I believe we are making tremendous progress in addressing our state’s economic, health, and infrastructure needs.  Through thousands of votes on contracts and appointments to important work on behalf of 260,000 constituents and 19 communities, I have always put the best interests of the district first.  By working together in a pragmatic fashion we can ensure New Hampshire becomes an even better place to live, work and do business.

It’s an honor to serve District 4 on the Executive Council, and I will to continue to update this site often with news about the Council and my activities around the district.  In addition, I want to hear from you.  Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me with your thoughts and ideas about how we can work together to move New Hampshire forward.

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.

Campaign Finances

Raised: $665,975
Individual Contributions: 88% ($587,132)
Party Contributions: 0% ($0)
PAC Contributions: 10% ($67,780)
Candidate self-financing: 2% ($11,063)
Other: 0% ($0)
Spent: $225,477

Reporting Date: June 30, 2018

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