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Primary survey: UNH student joins four-way race for GOP nod for House seats

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While the Democratic primary is uncontested, there are four Republicans, including incumbent James Spillane of Deerfield, running for the three seats in this three-seat district that covers Candia, Deerfield and Nottingham. The other Republicans are Kari DePhillips of Nottingham, Kevin Verville of Deerfield and Jim Nasser of Nottingham. One of them responded.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Jim Nasser

Party: Republican

Age: 22

Town: Nottingham

Occupation: student attending UNH – graduating December 2016

Incumbent? No

Commuter rail funding? It is a potentially good idea for the future, but for now it will cost millions of dollars in taxpayer money, and that is something we cannot afford.

Providing more state money for higher education? With tuition costs rising every year, it would be a good idea for the government to finally start to pay a little attention to students. Any assistance, even if it is a small raise, will help lower the costs for them.

Pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry? I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, however, I do believe the permit system, that we currently have in place, is working for gun owners in New Hampshire.

Reauthorizing Medicaid expansion? Without it, almost 50,000 low-income adults would lose their health care coverage. That would be wrong.

Increasing the minimum wage? Increasing the minimum wage too much would create a barrier for small businesses, making them unable to hire. Instead we should lower business taxes and encourage merit-based pay, so we can start creating jobs again and the employees get the compensation they deserve.

Marijuana legalization or decriminalization? During this heroin and opioid crisis, I do not believe legalizing a known gateway drug is the answer.

What would you like voters to know about your philosophy, principles or priorities? For years now, I have been studying the political issues of the country, state, and towns, and I believe I am ready to help the people in this district, and ultimately the state of New Hampshire. It is past time that we elected an intelligent, honest and ethical candidate who is willing to fight for what the people want. As an outsider, I believe I can do just that. I am a lifelong business conservative, and I truly believe that the economy runs better when the people have more money in their pocket, and I will make that my main concern. I also believe education should be much higher on the state’s priority list. New Hampshire already does well in that regard but we can always do more for the future generations of students. We also need to create more jobs in this state, and get the people back to work. I am looking forward to working with everyone, so we can have a better New Hampshire.

Contact information: jjn13@ymail.com / Facebook: Jim Nasser for State Representative