Democrat
State Senator
District S16

Issue Transparency

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11
of 18
2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Senator, NH Senate (2017 - present); Manchester Alderman (2015 - present); IBEW 2320 Assistant Business Manager; 32 year telecommunications professional

Family
Married; Children: 3
Home Address
368 Tory Rd
Manchester, NH 03104

Legislator Activity Profile

These objective, nonpartisan measures are used to show this elected official's activities at the Statehouse. They are not intended to present a ranking or rating of any kind. Average is that of all state elected officials in this chamber. The data below is based on legislative activity during 2017 and 2018.

Attendance
How often does the elected official attend official legislative days?
Average 98%
89% Present
Partisanship
How often does the elected official vote with the majority of fellow party members (applies to Democrats and Republicans only)?
Average 92%
87% With Party
Voting Participation
How often does the elected official cast a vote during official roll call votes?
Average 98%
86% Roll Call Votes
Bill Prime Sponsorship
Does the elected official prime sponsor bills?
Average 22
0 Prime Sponsored Bills
How many of the elected official’s prime sponsored bills became law?
Average 11
0 Became Law

POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Is police brutality an issue in NH?
Should NH keep the death penalty?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?
Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?

Education

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

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 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)?
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?

Health Care

Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?
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?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
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?

VOTING RECORD

2018

Crime and Public Safety

SB 593 (2018) - Changes the penalty for any offense eligible for the death penalty to life imprisonment without parole. - Voted to keep the death penalty
CACR 22 (2018) - Constitutional amendment establishing various rights for crime victims. - Excused/did not vote

Economy, Budget and Taxes

SB 554 (2018) - Increases the minimum wage for employers that do not offer health benefits to the employee. This bill also gradually raises the minimum wage for all employees. - Voted to consider a minimum wage increase

Health Care

SB 313 (2018) - Continues New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program. This bill makes several significant changes to the program. First, it moves participants off private insurance and into managed care, similar to traditional Medicaid enrollees. Second, it adds a work requirement for participants. Third, it removes funding from voluntary contributions by health care providers, which the federal government said is illegal. Instead, bill sponsors say the program will use revenue from alcohol sales to fund the program.  SB 313 also establishes the Granite Workforce program, which will use some federal welfare funding to establish a program that will help place low income individuals in jobs in areas with workforce shortages.   - Voted for Medicaid expansion

Politics and Political Process

HB 1264 (2018) - Redefines "resident" and "inhabitant" to remove the phrase "for the indefinite future." This bill would potentially require all voters domiciled in New Hampshire to follow residency laws, such as the requirement to register any car in New Hampshire. - Voted against voter residency requirement

Social Issues

HB 1319 (2018) - Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. - Voted to add gender identity to anti-discrimination laws
2017

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HB 628 (2017) - Establishes a social insurance program that would be operated by New Hampshire Employment Security to provide for paid family and medical leave insurance. Employers would pay 0.5% of wages per employee as premium payments. The House amended the bill to increase the employee contribution to 0.67%, to allow employees to opt out, and to limit benefits to six weeks of paid leave. - Voted to consider family and medical leave insurance program

Health Care

HB 587 (2017) - Prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person's sexual orientation. - Voted to ban conversion therapy
HB 587 (2017) - Prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person's sexual orientation. - Voted to ban conversion therapy

Campaign Finances

Raised: $78,482
Spent: $26,661

Reporting Date: September 5, 2018

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