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Merrimack County District 18 NH

  • Michael Feeley

  • Andrew DeTreville Adrian Flatgard 978 697 2838—adeflatgard@gmail.com


Concord Ward 9 (one seat)
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Merrimack County District 18Andrew N. deTreville

Party: Democrat

Age: 85

Town of Residence: Concord

Occupation: Retired manager of manufacturing plant

Incumbent? If so, how many terms: No

Do you support commuter rail funding?: It sounds good, perhaps a catalyst for N.H. growth, yet to learn the cost impact.

Do you support providing more state money for higher education?: Yes, but not for scoreboards!

Do you support pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry?: Absolutely not! I do think we have too many guns, let’s not legislate to encourage more!

Do you support reauthorizing Medicaid expansion?: I’m elderly and grasp the need for good medical care for all of us. Yes, many of us still need help paying for the increasing costs of Medical care.

Do you support increasing the minimum wage?: I understand ours is out of date with reality and federal is not much better. Enlightened management wants to pay a “living wage” to ensure a good labor force and perhaps demonstrate a spark of humanity as a dividend.

Do you support marijuana legalization or decriminalization?: Not for recreational! Look at the published DUI license suspensions and extrapolate the effect of adding another source of substance abuse to the highways and sadly, to the home.

What would you like voters to know about your philosophy, principles or priorities?: Democracy is a gift from our predecessors. We must work continually to protect it and foster its growth!

Michael Feeley

Party: Republican

Age: 44

Town of Residence: Concord

Occupation: Student

Incumbent? If so, how many terms: 0

Do you support commuter rail funding?: I support commuter rail funding starting with extending into Nashua and Manchester. At this time, I do not believe it would be a worthwhile investment to extend commuter rail to Concord.

Do you support providing more state money for higher education?: I do support more funding for higher education. I believe that higher education is a critical part of a growing and evolving workforce and economy. If public universities are not supported, they could become private or as is the case now, substantial tuition increases which ultimately force some students to seek their education elsewhere.

Do you support pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry?: I support pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry. I believe that citizens should be able to exercise their right to own and possess a weapon for personal protection or recreational use. I am a strong supporter of the Constitution, especially the Second Amendment.

Do you support reauthorizing Medicaid expansion?: I believe that Medicaid expansion should be looked at every two to four years and adjustments made accordingly.

Do you support increasing the minimum wage?: I believe that we should increase the minimum wage from the current rate of $7.25 per hour. However, this increase should be done within reason and incrementally to allow the economy to adjust and absorb the increase.

Do you support marijuana legalization or decriminalization?: I support the legalization of marijuana. However, the laws that apply to drunk-driving should also apply to marijuana. I also believe that marijuana should be regulated in a similar manner to alcohol and tobacco products.

What would you like voters to know about your philosophy, principles or priorities?: I believe that despite our political differences, elected officials have a duty to do what is best for the citizens of our state. This means that regardless of what side of an issue we are on, we will do our best to work together to create solutions to problems facing New Hampshire. It is imperative to remember that above all else we are unified as Americans and New Hampshire residents, not divided as Republicans and Democrats.