Running forNH State Senate District 18
as a candidate of theRepublican Party
Prior political experience/officesState Rep, Selectman Litchfield NH, Political Training
Current jobExecutive Software Architect
Time lived in NH48
EducationVocational School, some college, technical certifications , and taught at college, and Selectman school in New Hampshire
Best way to contact candidate603-635-4910
If elected or re-elected, please describe legislation you expect to sponsor or co-sponsor.
Reduced regulation to get people back to work as soon as possible.
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?
Getting business open and people back to work, and bringing in new jobs to Manchester and surrounding area.
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 believe that the legislature is moving against the core values of New Hampshire population, and that enough members are of the legislature are not working across party lines for what is in the best interest of preserving New Hampshire culture. I would work to preserve New Hampshire values across both parties to preserve New Hampshire traditions of personal freedom, liberty, and local control with a focus on limiting government spending the same way that families do, which is to live within their budgets, looking for means to get more for less from necessary government services. I have watched some senators effectively reaching across party lines to meet the needs of New Hampshire without party bias, and would like to be part of that bridge to a better New Hampshire culture.
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?
Manchester has so many issues to deal with, but most are on a local level, but lack the authority of local control. The legislature has the authority to increase local control rather than statewide mandates. The needs of Manchester are unlike the needs if many small New Hampshire communities, and needs to have a sharper division between large city policy and small-town policy. The policies of small towns and big cities have very different impacts on citizens. Local community control based on the needs of the community needs to be in the hands of citizens.
With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 in the future, do you support the legislature meeting remotely?
I do support remote legislative work, and I support local community involvement by committee for the same. New and innovative methods need be available to preserve the citizens’ right to know about meetings. My biggest concern about the legislature and online meetings has to do with voting, to make sure that voting is actually done by members of the legislative body itself and not through a remote proxy individual or group.
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.
- a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana.
- education tax credit statute
- prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity
- schools to post the state telephone numbers to report child abuse and relative to criminal history records checks of school employees and volunteers.
- chartered public school funding.