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Meet the Belknap County District 9 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 9

Belmont, Laconia (1 seat)

BETH ARSENAULT

Party: Democrat

Age: 53

Town: Laconia

Occupation: Homemaker

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? Yes

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 am dedicated to working together with others to find common-sense solutions to our state’s challenges.

HARRY ACCORNERO

Party: Republican

Town: Laconia

Incumbent? Yes

Did not respond to survey

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