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Meet the Belknap County District 2 House candidates

The Monitor sent questionnaires to area House candidates. We asked the candidates to answer a checklist of questions about positions the most recent Legislature took on a range of issues. Although we asked for yes or no responses, many of the candidates went further. Rather than limit the responses, we provided as much leeway as space will allow. Each candidate was also given a chance to add information specific to their candidacies. Here’s what they said:

Belknap County 2

Gilford, Meredith (4 seats)

LISA DIMARTINO

Party: Democrat

Age: 47

Town: Gilford

Occupation: Consultant

Incumbent? No

Do you support . . .

Right-to-work legislation? No

Repealing gay marriage? No

Allowing guns on college campuses? No

Legalizing medical marijuana? Yes

Allowing any employer to exempt contraception from insurance plans? No

Last year’s 50 percent cut in university funding? No

A constitutional amendment giving the Legislature full authority over education funding? No

A business tax credit to fund scholarships? No

The efforts of the Committee on Redress of Grievances? No

A constitutional amendment barring an income tax? No

Requiring voters to present a photo ID? No

Some form of expanded gambling? Yes

What would you like voters to know about your philosophy, principles or priorities? For further information, go to lisadimartino4rep.com

BILL JOHNSON

Party: Democrat

Age: 68

Town: Gilford

Occupation: Retired former investment banker; current nonprofit management

Incumbent? No

Do you support . . .

Right-to-work legislation? No

Repealing gay marriage? No

Allowing guns on college campuses? No

Legalizing medical marijuana? Undecided

Allowing any employer to exempt contraception from insurance plans? No

Last year’s 50 percent cut in university funding? No

A constitutional amendment giving the Legislature full authority over education funding? No

A business tax credit to fund scholarships? No

The efforts of the Committee on Redress of Grievances? No

A constitutional amendment barring an income tax? No

Requiring voters to present a photo ID? No

Some form of expanded gambling? No

What would you like voters to know about your philosophy, principles or priorities? I support fiscally sound, balanced budget decisions that do not harm those most vulnerable in our communities. I use my deep and varied background as a businessman, an educator, a legislator and community servant to come to reasonable decisions that affect the common good.

More information: 494-0482; nanapop4@myfairpoint.net; Facebook

KATE MILLER

Party: Democrat

Age: 60

Town: Meredith

Occupation: Farm manager

Incumbent? No

Do you support . . .

Right-to-work legislation? No

Repealing gay marriage? No

Allowing guns on college campuses? No

Legalizing medical marijuana? Yes

Allowing any employer to exempt contraception from insurance plans? No

Last year’s 50 percent cut in university funding? No

A constitutional amendment giving the Legislature full authority over education funding? No

A business tax credit to fund scholarships? No

The efforts of the Committee on Redress of Grievances? No

A constitutional amendment barring an income tax? No

Requiring voters to present a photo ID? No

Some form of expanded gambling? Unsure

What would you like voters to know about your philosophy, principles or priorities? I believe that only by working collaboratively and with civility can elected officials solve the issues facing the state. Without a sound public education system, safe roads and bridges, broadband access, affordable property taxes and affordable health care, we cannot attract businesses to the state to keep our economy moving. My priority is to focus on the Long Term Care Caucus to address the pressing needs of the growing population of seniors in our state.

More information: katemillerforstaterepresentative.com

SANDRA MUCCI

Party: Democrat

Age: 61

Town: Meredith

Occupation: Real estate

Incumbent? No

Do you support . . .

Right-to-work legislation? No

Repealing gay marriage? No

Allowing guns on college campuses? No

Legalizing medical marijuana? Yes

Allowing any employer to exempt contraception from insurance plans? No

Last year’s 50 percent cut in university funding? No

A constitutional amendment giving the Legislature full authority over education funding? No

A business tax credit to fund scholarships? No

The efforts of the Committee on Redress of Grievances? No

A constitutional amendment barring an income tax? No

Requiring voters to present a photo ID? No

Some form of expanded gambling? No

What would you like voters to know about your philosophy, principles or priorities? I think that government has an important yet limited role to play in our society. There are things that need to be protected (i.e. the environment, children, food supply, etc.) and investments that need to be made (i.e. education, public transportation) that are more effective when made by society as a whole. It is important to meet our societal obligations while being frugal with public money. I want to help create a more civil discourse in Concord so that New Hampshire can return to a place which honors education, the environment and individual civil liberties.

ROBERT GREEMORE

Party: Republican

Town: Meredith

Incumbent? Yes

Did not respond to survey

COLETTE WORSMAN

Party: Republican

Town: Meredith

Incumbent? Yes

Did not respond to survey

KEVIN LEANDRO

Party: Republican

Town: Gilford

Incumbent? No

Did not respond to survey

HERB VADNEY

Party: Republican

Town: Meredith

Incumbent? No

Did not respond to survey

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