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2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Entrepreneur; Finance; Accounting; Representative, NH House of Representatives (2014 - 2016)

Family
Married; Children: 7
Education
MA, Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology,
BS Accounting, University of Rhode Island,
Home Address
99 Badger Farm Road
Wilton, NH 03086

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 pass stricter gun control laws?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

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 raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government repeal the Dodd-Frank financial regulations?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
State role in economic growth
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
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?

Education

Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

Energy and Environment

Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
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?

Health Care

Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
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?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?

Politics and Political Process

What do you believe are the most important public policy decisions the NH Legislature should address in 2017?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Why are you running?

Recreation and Transportation

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

Social Issues

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

VOTING RECORD

2016

Crime and Public Safety

SB 336 (2016) - Removes the phrase "suitable person" from the law governing concealed carry permits, and instead requires law enforcement to issue a permit so long as the person is not prohibited from owning a firearm by state or federal law. - Voted to require law enforcement to issue concealed carry permits
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws
SB 498 (2016) - Reduces the penalty for possessing 1/4 ounce or less of marijuana from a class A to an unspecified misdemeanor. - Voted to decriminalize marijuana
HB 1694 (2016) - Legalizes and taxes marijuana for adults over age twenty-one. - Voted to consider legalizing marijuana
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HB 1480 (2016) - Raises the minimum wage to $8.25 in 2017, $9 in 2018, and $9.50 in 2019. - Voted against raising the minimum wage

Education

HB 1338 (2016) - Allows parents and guardians to opt their students out of the statewide assessment test, and prohibits schools and the state from penalizing students who do not take statewide assessments. - Voted to allow opt-outs

Energy and Environment

HB 1374 (2016) - Requires moneys paid into the Renewable Energy Fund to be rebated to ratepayers, rather than spent on other renewable energy projects. - Voted to consider sending money to ratepayer rebates

Health Care

HB 1696 (2016) - Continues expanded Medicaid eligibility, with some revisions. This bill adds work requirements to eligibility for expanded Medicaid. Additional funding is provided by the insurance premium tax, paid by insurance companies. - Voted against continuing Medicaid expansion
HB 1623 (2016) - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality. - Voted to consider a ban on abortion based on genetic abnormality
HB 1623 (2016) - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality. - Voted to consider a ban on abortion based on genetic abnormality

Recreation and Transportation

HB 1616 (2016) - Allows a person obtaining a driver's license to choose whether the license complies with the federal Real ID Act of 2005. - Voted against allowing drivers to select a Real ID-compliant license

Campaign Finances

Raised: $838,620
Spent: $588,455

Reporting Date: September 21, 2016

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