Issues

General Issues

My pillars include the economy, education, and healthcare

I do NOT want to raise your taxes.

  • I believe that the economy should work for everyone, not just a few. People are facing REAL issues with being able to afford their costs of living, given the issues related to COVID. If people were paid living wages, it would help tremendously.
  • Our schools are funded based on property taxes, which turns our towns into the “haves” and the “have-nots.” The level of education you are able to get should not be determined by your zip code. Our state needs to fund the schools properly, which will in turn SAVE the everyday person money on their property tax bill.
  • Healthcare is a human right. No one should have to choose between paying their medical bills or putting food on the table, especially when we are facing a pandemic. I dream of a world where people have equal access to healthcare, get what they need, and can afford it. We don’t choose what medical issues we face now or in the future (for the most part). Access to healthcare is literally life-or-death. Choose life.
  • I believe that each person is equal to the other, and am strongly against racism and discrimination. Love thy neighbor: thy black neighbor, thy LGBTQIA+ neighbor, thy Muslim neighbor, thy disabled neighbor….

 

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My Opponents’ Stances

In most cases, my opponents vote the opposite way that I would. You can view Mark McLean’s 2020 voting record here. I will update with Ross Berry and Mark McLean’s 2021 votes when the information is available. Some notable votes from Mark from the previous session include:

  • HB 721: Relative to special education in towns with no public schools. Voted Nay.
  • CACR9: Relative to independent redistricting (done every 10 years) to draw boundaries for state and federal offices. Voted Nay.
  • HB 712: Relative to a family and medical leave insurance program. Voted Nay.
  • HB 731: Relative to state minimum wage rate. Voted Nay.
  • SB 159: Relative to net energy metering limits for customer-generators. Voted Nay.
  • SB 166: Relative to competitive electricity supplier requirements under net energy metering. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1258: Establishing a committee to study the impact on youth of media concerning them available on the Internet. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1339: Relative to damage to crops or livestock done by animals. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1568: Prohibiting town employees and elected officials from profiting from businesses with which the town does business. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1660: Establishing a protective order for vulnerable adults. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1101: Imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1379: Requiring a background check for commercial firearms sales. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1221: Relative to privacy for an employee’s personal financial and credit information. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1322: Prohibiting university system funds from being spent to oppose the formation of unions and collective bargaining units. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1399: Relative to the establishment of public employee bargaining units. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1699: Relative to a tax on electronic cigarettes. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1102: Requiring food service establishments to establish food allergy awareness procedures. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1516: Raising the minimum age for marriage. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1280: Relative to copayments for insulin, establishing a wholesale prescription drug importation program, establishing a New Hampshire prescription drug affordability board, establishing the prescription drug competitive marketplace, relative to the pricing of generic prescription drugs, relative to prior authorization for prescription drug coverage, and requiring insurance coverage for epinephrine auto-injectors. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1564: Prohibiting the use of polystyrene foam. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1633: Relative to insurance coverage for tick-borne illness. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1675: Relative to the right of any infant born alive to medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1285: Relative to possession of firearms on school property. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1321: Relative to the chartered public school joint legislative oversight committee. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1247: Relative to mortgage defaults and nonpayment of rent during the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak state of emergency. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1676: Requiring monitoring of certain radioactive air pollutants. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1401: Prohibiting smoking and e-cigarettes in motor vehicles when a passenger is under 16 years of age. (This is considered child abuse in some states) Voted Nay.
  • HB 685: Relative to insurance plans that cover maternity benefits. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1166: Relative to unemployment compensation, certain sanitary protections for COVID-19, extending the federal Family and Medical Leave Act for certain COVID-19 protections, and waiving cost sharing for testing and treatment for COVID-19. Voted Nay.
  • HB 1601: Removing the exception for married minors from the definition of sexual assault. Voted to indefinitely postpone.

I respect Covid and wear a mask to protect others. My opponent was part of a group at the state house who did not wear a mask, and beer cans were found when the group departed. This is reprehensible behavior for a state representative.

 

Activism

Op-Ed advocating for Black Lives Matter

Op-Ed regarding Taxes

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