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The Issues You Care About

Our Taxes:
I am opposed to any new broad-based taxes. Wolfeboro's families deserve to keep their hard-earned cash. I trust you to spend and invest your own earnings, not the government. A Sales Tax would only hurt our local businesses and raise the cost of living for families in Wolfeboro. An Income Tax would be equally devastating. We must protect the New Hampshire Advantage. We can promote the welfare of all people without destroying the advantage we all share.    
Our Budgets:
I vow to be fiscally responsible and to stand up for Wolfeboro's taxpayers and small businesses. I voted for balanced state and county budgets, neither of which increased spending. Instead of asking taxpayers to pay more, we asked our state to do more for taxpayers, maximizing the state's and county's investments. Our budgets made necessary investments that save taxpayers money without down-shifting costs onto property taxpayers or local governments. We ensured more tax dollars stayed local. Our state's leaders need to continue producing responsible budgets, and Wolfeboro needs a public servant who will hold the line on this issue.
Improving Our Infrastructure:
Our economy needs reliable infrastructure to connect supply chains and efficiently move our goods and services. We need well-built roads, highways, and bridges to promote economic development. Having great infrastructure helps create good-paying jobs. I will always advocate for Wolfeboro and New Hampshire to have the best infrastructure. I will continue voting to improve local and state infrastructure, like roads, bridges, broadband, and new forms of energy. New Hampshire's economy can continue developing and growing with a strong infrastructure backed by steady public investment.
Local Control of Your Government:
Both Democrats and Republicans in Concord claim they want more local control over public policy. However, they only say this when it is politically expedient. At the same time, both parties will regularly strip our communities of local control over pertinent issues. This is unacceptable. Local governments and boards know what is best for their communities, not Concord politicians. I voted against legislation that would have undermined our local governments. I will always vote--within reason--to promote local control of public policy. 
Your Healthcare:
I support New Hampshire's recently expanded Medicaid program, Granite Advantage. We should always promote affordable healthcare that puts patients and families first and protects those with pre-existing conditions. I support a Medicaid work requirement, and I voted for lower prescription drug prices and increased mental healthcare funding. These resources are essential to keeping our elderly and disabled citizens healthy, and it helps us combat the Opioid Crisis.
Your Child's Education:
I am a proud supporter of public education and school choice. I believe both can coexist without one hurting the other. Your child's education is not and should never be a zero-sum game. I voted for a comprehensive school choice program because not all children learn the same way. This proposed program does not decrease per-pupil funding or down-shift costs onto local taxpayers. Education Freedom Accounts are a win for everyone. I also voted to increase funding for vocational programs and community colleges. This will help make secondary education more affordable and help workers gain meaningful training for the future. I will always support our schools and help prepare individuals for the future. Additionally, we must promote local control of education. I trust our school board and Wolfeboro's parents and grandparents more than Concord bureaucrats.  
The Second Amendment:
I will never vote to limit a Granite Stater's Second Amendment rights. I voted to not only defend gun owner's rights but to expand their liberties pragmatically. I strongly believe everyone deserves the right to protect themselves, their family, and their property. Wolfeboro's gun owners are safe and responsible. I will work hard to defend gun owners' rights in Concord.
Reducing Your Taxes:
I believe our government should be small, efficient, and effective, and it should not take more money from taxpayers than it needs. Our state has been running large budget surpluses in recent years. Because of this, I believe Granite Staters have earned a well-deserved tax reduction. This is why I voted to reduce the Statewide Property Tax, Meals and Rooms Tax, Business Profits Tax, and Business Enterprise Tax. I even voted to phase out and eliminate NH's last income tax: the Interest and Dividends Tax. However, there are still many other taxes we pay directly or indirectly. Here are some other taxes we can consider reducing or eliminating to promote our financial well-being here in Wolfeboro: Electrical Consumption Tax, Communication Services Tax, and Insurance Tax. We obviously cannot reduce all these taxes, but we must consider which ones are the least necessary for our government to function and responsibly lower or repeal them.
Our Elections:
I will always support election integrity. I voted in support of voter ID laws, election transparency and prevented the federal government's overreach in our local elections. I also support the Granite State's rich tradition of free and fair elections. We do elections correctly in NH. We should continue increasing access to voter IDs for US citizens and full-time NH residents. Let's ensure that people who need an absentee ballot, like the elderly, disabled, or those with religious observations, continue to have access. However, everyone must prove their identity before they vote. We can have both election integrity and improve access to voting. These issues are not mutually exclusive, and both are necessary to restore the public's faith in our elections. 
 
Fighting Drug Addiction:
Drug addiction is still a major issue in New Hampshire. I voted to increase resources for our first responders, helping them to fight this epidemic. I also voted to increase funding for our mental health and addiction programs. We even increased the number of beds in NH for mental health and drug addiction. I will work with Democrats and Republicans to continue solving this critical issue.
Paid Family Leave:
I voted for our new Paid Family and Medical Leave program. It is voluntary, cost-effective, and does not include an income or sales tax. I strongly supported Governor Sununu's Twin State Voluntary Leave Plan when I campaigned in 2020. I supported Governor Sununu's proposed plan in the 2021-2022 Biennium Budget. I would never vote for any paid family or medical leave plan that would increase taxes, hurt local businesses or jeopardize balancing our state's budget.
Our Environment:
I voted for common-sense environmental protections because being conservative means conserving our natural resources and conserving our environment. We must protect our freshwater ways and promote clean air throughout the Granite State, especially in Wolfeboro. This is why I voted to create a 2-mile buffer zone around our State Parks, preventing any new landfills from being sited next to our State Parks. New Hampshire needs to incentivize environmentally-friendly forms of energy by utilizing our free-market economy, providing tax credits, and investing in our infrastructure. This means fewer government regulations and more economic freedom for our renewable energy companies. Supporting these companies will help create cleaner and more affordable energy. The promotion of renewable energies allows us to create good-paying jobs, protect our environment, and preserve our tourism industry. These things are all vital to Wolfeboro and New Hampshire.
Supporting Our Veterans:
The most important responsibility any citizen can ever assume is to defend their country. Veterans have put their lives on the line to protect our country, lives, and freedoms. The least we can do is honor their service and help give back to them and their families. I serve on the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee and I will always advocate for our veterans. Veterans who have served honorably deserve to be supported once they come home and retire. This is why I voted to increase veterans' mental health benefits and expand access to mental health services. We should prepare all veterans for civilian life and ensure they are emotionally supported throughout their lives. Supporting our veterans is something I will always do because it is the right thing to do.
Expanding Online and Video Gambling:
I support New Hampshire's recent expansions to online sports betting and charitable gaming. I also support further expansions to online gambling and establishing video gambling in New Hampshire. However, I believe towns should decide whether or not local establishments have video gambling. Expanding non-casino gambling is a great way to increase our state's education funds without raising taxes. Non-casino gambling would benefit Wolfeboro's residents because it would lower property taxes and a better-funded education for children.
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