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State Rep. races: Merrimack County District 6 (Bradford, Henniker)


Bradford, Henniker (two seats)
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Merrimack County District 6

 

Beth Rodd

Party: Democratic

Age: 69

Town of Residence: Bradford

Occupation: Social Worker

Incumbent? If so, how many terms: 4

Do you support commuter rail funding?: Yes. Rails will improve transportation options for the state, will attract more businesses to the state and make the state more appealing to young graduates who we want to retain in our graying state.

Do you support providing more state money for higher education?: Yes. Our state tuition is not competitive with other states and put our youth into years of debt. Funds and programs that provide training for well-paying careers in other fields that do not require a diploma should be part of a universal approach to developing jobs and education.

Do you support pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry?: Gun safety is the responsibility of everyone. Background checks should be required for all purchases – at gun shops and gun shows.

Do you support reauthorizing Medicaid expansion?: Yes. 50,000 New Hampshire citizens who had no coverage are now insured. We are addressing an opioid crisis of extreme concern. Medicaid expansion will help fund treatment programs and keep the entire population healthy.

Do you support increasing the minimum wage?: Yes. An incremental approach over the next five years to lift people out of poverty would enrich our lives and those of families who are unable to make ends meet. Full time workers should not have to depend on public assistance to feed their families.

Do you support marijuana legalization or decriminalization?: Decriminalization with policies similar to those governing alcohol and tobacco use are reasonable. Further study of the risks and responsibilities of legalization need attention.

What would you like voters to know about your philosophy, principles or priorities?: I served honorably and well during my eight years on the Criminal Justice Committee. My philosophy is one of respect and a bi-partisan approach to addressing the needs of the people and institutions of the state.

David Woolpert

 

Thomas A. Dunne, Jr.

 

Mark H. Lindsley