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  • Joseph Cole
    (Rep)

  • Paula Johnson
    (Rep)

  • Di Lothrop
    (Rep)

  • Michael Pedersen (Winner)
    (Dem)

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    Dan Toomey (Winner)
    (Dem)

  • Allison Nutting-Wong (Winner)
    (Dem)

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What should our state do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all, including treatment for addiction and mental illness?

In building a vibrant economy in our state, would you emphasize reforming tax policies, addressing income inequality, changing the minimum wage, or something else?

What do you see as the state government’s role in creating or incentivizing more housing?

What should state government do to ensure an equitable, quality public education for all children pre-K through grade 12?

What kinds of policies, if any, will you pursue to promote social and racial justice in our state?

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Campaign Email toomey.ward5@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (603) 484-3992
We need to ensure that community health centers (FQHCs) and school nurses are adequately funded. I will support legislation and initiatives to regulate costs and initiate programs to negotiate affordable drug prices. We also need to take the politics out of funding reproductive healthcare providers. I voted for the paid family and medical insurance program that the Governor veto’d. I will do that again. Finally, we need to continue funding the Safe Station program and ensure the continued decriminalization of mental illness.

We must invest in high quality affordable childcare and infrastructure such as roads, bridges and broadband Internet service.

We need job training and apprenticeship programs to allow students to learn while earning money and allowing for a more diversified and integrated workforce.

I will vote again to raise the current minimum wage to that of the other New England states coupled with an incremental plan to reach a goal of $15 an hour.

The results of the COVID-19 pandemic will present new and serious challenges to the balancing of the state’s budget. We must be vigilant to insure that our tax dollars are spent wisely while at the same time ensuring that the state’s social safety net remains adequate to meet the needs of all.
Foreclosures and evictions will be front and center in the state’s housing policies and legislation in this coming session due to the economic devastation due to COVID. The state will need to work with the federal government, banks, landlords, consumer protection groups and business organizations in order to protect the interests of homeowners and tenants. This, along with adequate shelters to accommodate the homeless statewide will need to be expanded. If possible, I will be looking at how to expand the availability of low and middle income housing while ensuring good stewardship of public and environmentally sensitive areas like farmland.
Schools should be funded fairly and equitably throughout the state and teachers should be paid well. The safety of students, teachers and staff must be paramount especially with regard to the transmission of the deadly COVID-19 virus. Therefore the state should work collaboratively with local communities and educators to devise a plan to reopen schools that provides safety and support for children and educators while giving local districts both adequate funding and flexibility to respond to local needs. Proposals for in-school classes, distance learning and hybrid programs must be implemented in the safest way possible. Personal protective equipment must be provided to educators, staff and students as well as free COVID testing for teache
All NH residents should be free from discrimination in all areas of our society including in employment, housing, education, health care, our justice system, insurance coverage, participation in sports, and in accessing all areas of public accommodations. That includes LGBTQ+ individuals and those with disabilities Women deserve equal pay, easy access to reproductive health care and protection from sexual violence and harassment. Immigrants should be welcomed. I strongly believe that state resources should never be used to enforce federal laws and immigration laws in particular.
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We should be doing more to make healthcare more affordable. I've co-sponsored legislation to look into a public option and for a state universal healthcare coverage program. We also need more resources for addiction and mental health. We should be doing more to keep open addiction recovery centers and attract people in the mental health field to work in NH. I am very sorry to see the safe stations program close and would like to see it reopen or improve in the future.
We need a more family friendly economy to encourage young people to live and work in our state. That includes flexible and affordable childcare, alternative commutes by encouraging rail and public transportation, and raising the minimum wage. We should widen the tax base, so the burden of the state budget isn't on NH property owners and to make home ownership more attainable for young people and families.
The state already has the Low Income Housing Tax Credits for developing affordable housing. Developing more housing is important in keeping housing affordable, but I believe that keeping housing affordable is a bigger issue.
First and foremost, we need to increase our school funding. Education always seems like first thing to get cut when we need to reevaluate budgets. We should be paying our teachers far more to educate our children and we should be increasing our school improvement grant budget. Schools should be our highest priority, not a burden on our budget.
I will pursue decriminalization and legalization of marijuana, and limiting jail time and fines on non-violent and victimless crimes, creating more community oversight and ownership, and limiting the use of force and militarization of our police. I will also work to celebrate the diversity in our state and making the state a more welcoming community. I will also work to stop celebrating Christopher Columbus, and instead using that day to recognize and celebrate the people who lived in our wonderful state first.