Running forNH State Rep District 16
as a candidate of theDemocratic Party
Prior political experience/officesState Rep - 20 years
Ward 9 Alderman - 12 years
Time lived in NH78
Best way to contact candidate603-626-4681
If elected or re-elected, please describe legislation you expect to sponsor or co-sponsor.
I support Education funding, safety & well-being for citizens and much more
What are the most important concerns facing you’ve heard from Manchester residents and how can you address those concerns if elected or re-elected?
Keep taxes low…no new fees or taxes.
How does your background (excluding time serving in the position you are seeking) qualify you for the position you are seeking?
Usually about 25 to 30 hours.
In your view, describe the atmosphere within the legislature over the past two years. Do you believe this atmosphere will continue and how would that affect how you approach this position if elected or re-elected?
I have been extremely distressed with divisiveness that is more prevalent in the last 4 years than ever. I am a Democrat but strongly independent and I plan to continue to work closely with all House members to draft and support good strong legislation that will benefit all citizens and be good for NH.
What is the most significant issue facing Manchester at the municipal level and how can you, as a legislator aid the city government on that issue?
State needs to step up to the plate and properly fund education. State needs a STATEWIDE homelessness plan and not leave the local districts in limbo trying to deal with the problem.
With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 in the future, do you support the legislature meeting remotely?
No. We have a job to do and must meet together and get it done.
In your opinion, what were the five most significant pieces of legislation introduced in the New Hampshire General Court over the last two years? Please explain what made them significant.
Revised school funding; 10-year plan for roads and bridges; Election reform; Redesign and added staff to DCYF and DHHS; several housing and environmental reforms, all making life better and safer for our citizens.