Republican

Background

Experience

Manchester mayor; Senator, NH Senate (2000 - 2010); co-founder, Staffing Network; candidate, NH Governor (2016)

Family
Married; Children: 0
Education
BA, University of NH, Durham, NH.
Home Address
PO Box 6655
Manchester, NH 03108

POSITION ON ISSUES

The Citizens Count issue surveys are the primary source for issue positions on this website. Each election season Citizens Count sends a survey on policy issues to every candidate for state and federal office in New Hampshire. 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 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 pass stricter gun control laws?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH lower business taxes?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
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 raise the minimum wage?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

Education

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

Energy and Environment

Should NH encourage more residential solar installations?
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?
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 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 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?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?

Politics and Political Process

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

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?

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