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2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2014 - 2016); Faculty, Endicott College; President and CEO, Estevez and Partners, LTD

Family
Single; Children: 0
Education
Doctorate, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
Bachelors, Political Science, Barry University, Miami, FL.
Home Address
PO Box 22
Pelham, NH 03076

POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government increase support for scientific research and development?
Should the government compel corporations to pay more in federal taxes, for example by closing “loopholes?”
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
State role in economic growth
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Do employees in NH need more legal protections in the workplace?

Education

Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?
Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?

Energy and Environment

Should the government pursue more opportunities to produce fossil fuels?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?
Should NH continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative?
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 the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?

Health Care

Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
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 legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Generally speaking, should the federal government give states more control over welfare/entitlement spending through block grants?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?

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

Campaign finances are not available for this candidate.

COMMENTS

Deborah Gibbons
- Pelham

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 4:49pm

Dear Representative Estevez,

I urge you to support and reopen SB 0089 because it will benefit small tobacco business owners (like myself) to be in compliance with the NHLC. We are being forced to sell cigars and made to put the hookah tobacco sales with the products we are paying meals tax for. There are 2 breakdowns in the old bill 60% cigars and 40% other. It is not fair we should have to sell 60% cigars and cigar accessories, if we opened our business as a "hookah lounge". All that has to be changed is have the words "Hookah Tobacco" added towards the 60% gross revenue, instead of the 40% other. SB 0089 suggests use the word "Shisha", I suggest using "Hookah Tobacco". The word shisha sometimes gets confused with hashish and the instrument suddenly becomes a bong and the whole idea and culture gets misconstrued.

Sincerely,

Deborah Gibbons

Pelham, NH 03076

(603) 566-9001

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