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Background

Experience

Senator, NH State Senate (2010 - 2016); Representative, NH House of Representatives (1994 - 2010); Hooksett Town Councilor; Town Planner; Retail Site Acquisition; Commercial Real Estate Appraising

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
MA Community Planning and Development, University of RI, Kingston, RI.
BS Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
Home Address
1465 Hooksett Road
#80
Hooksett, NH 03106

POSITION ON ISSUES

The LFDA Survey is the primary source for issue positions on this website. Each election season the Live Free or Die Alliance sends a survey on NH issues to every candidate for state office. We make every effort to reach each candidate by snail-mail, e-mail, and phone. If an issue position is still not answered through our survey, we utilize other resources including voting records, candidate websites, campaign fliers, Project Vote Smart surveys, and more. Any questions or suggestions on issue positions? Contact us.

Crime and Public Safety

Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH keep the death penalty?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
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 add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?

Education

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
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?

Health Care

Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
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?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH allow binding referendums?
Should NH abolish partisan primaries and adopt the "Top 2" primary system?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should NH require seat belts?

Social Issues

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?

COMMENTS

David Boutin
- Hooksett

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 11:00pm

Since the Democrats gained majority control of the legislature in 2007, our core New Hampshire values of fiscal restraint, low taxes, less regulation, private property rights and individual freedoms have been under assault, and that is why I am running for re-election - to fight to restore our core values.

Instead of relentless hikes in taxes and fees - 84 since 2007 - and a hostile regulatory environment, we need to reduce taxes and fees, streamline regulations and encourage small businesses to grow and get our 50,000 friends and neighbors back to work.

Our state faces an $800 million deficit and the Democrats in charge have refused to make the tough decisions and cut spending. Instead they rely on accounting gimmickry, while our families and small businesses have been tightening their belts in these difficult economic times.

The Democratic majority shamelessly introduce new tax proposals - capital gains tax, estate tax, electricity generation tax and local meals and rooms tax. The Democrats in Concord just cannot be trusted with your hard-earned dollars.

I worked tirelessly for the repeal the job-killing LLC tax and that ridiculous 9% campsite tax - both were repealed. I will continue to be a strong advocate for working families and small businesses that can't afford a single new tax or fee increase.

I have served in the New Hampshire legislature and with each new term I have taken the "Pledge" to oppose any boad base tax - and I do so again. Additionally, I have signed the "Private Property Rights Pledge" to "fight to protect and preserve private property rights for all of our New Hampshire citizens and businesses.

I ask for your continued support and your very important vote in this most critical general election on November 2nd. 

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