Republican
State Representative
Strafford District H3

Issue Transparency

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of 18
2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present, 2000 - 2004); various engineering and management positions at Seabrook Nuclear Plant (1983 - 2003); Senior Regional Policy Advisor and Commissioner, PUC (2004 - 2012)

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
BS Engineering, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA.
Home Address
82 Garland Road
Strafford, NH 03884

Legislator Activity Profile

As a recently elected state official this individual does not have an Activity Profile for the previous legislative session. Elected official activity for the current 2017/2018 session will be posted soon.

POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
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?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Do employees need more legal protections?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
State role in economic growth
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?

Education

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH continue the business tax credit for scholarships to private, parochial, and home schools?
Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?

Energy and Environment

Should NH continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
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 require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
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 broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?

Social Issues

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
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 legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?

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

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VIDEOS

COMMENTS

Christine Comstock-Burke
- Strafford

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 8:23am

when this changes (if it does) and becomes a program for parenthood planning maybe some funding but as it stands NO funding. I support RIGHT TO LIFE, barring extenuating circumstances for particular individual situations, abortion has become, for many, the easy answer to irresponsible behavior. I support more education in making responsible life choices, and taking personal responsibility for those choices

Christine Comstock-Burke
- Strafford

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 8:15am

NO NEW TAXES, fewer/reduced taxes and more business credits and fewer/reduced business restrictions to stimulate business growth, as businesses grow the economy will improve, the job market will improve it all works hand in hand,

Christine Comstock-Burke
- Strafford

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 8:11am

yes there must be strict consequences for any & all Heroin related offenses, mandatory drug treatment center participation ( are you familiar with Teen Challange wonderful program), and serious jail time for dealers

Christine Comstock-Burke
- Strafford

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 8:06am

1)no fund Public schools help them be the best they can be, if parents choose to send their young folks to a Charter school they pay, it is their choice, 2) there should be a limited/reasonable National std

Christine Comstock-Burke
- Strafford

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 7:59am

1)agree we didnt need another law, we need the laws on the books ENFORCED, very disappointed to see drivers on their cell phones or obviously otherwise distracted drive past a parked cruiser that does nothing, 2) not just drug testing, must test drug free, must supply ID to use EBT card and controls on EBT purchases for appropriateness, also ALL welfare recipients must attend/participate in educational programs to complete High School, Parental/Childcare education(if they have children) and trade education, get these folks back to work, how about business tax credits for businesses who higher them in apprentice programs or on the job training,
welfare MUST be a helping hand up NOT a hand out,

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