State Representative District 15 MERRIMACK
Click a candidate icon to find more information about the candidate. To compare two candidates, click the "compare" button. To start over, click a candidate icon.
Eric Gallager (Winner)
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?
I support Medicare For All, however, that is a national-level policy, so at the state level I support defending our Medicaid expansion, and removing qualification requirements from it to make it more accessible to all.
All 3 of those tie into one another. I would use increasing the minimum wage and making tax policies more progressive as ways to address income and wealth inequality, so since addressing inequality is my overall goal towards which the other measures act in service of, I would say that that is what I would emphasize.
I am a "YIMBY" ("Yes In My Back Yard"), i.e., I believe that the government needs to crack down on NIMBYs (people who say "Not In My Back Yard" to new housing) and overrule local zoning ordinances that prevent new housing from being built. There are also plenty of buildings that aren't currently being used as housing that are emptying out and could be repurposed as housing. Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Concord was converted into housing, and that could serve as an example for elsewhere in the state. Space in Steeplegate Mall could be converted into housing as well.
We need to restructure our tax code and stop relying so much on local property taxes to fund education. We need to amend our constitution to make it clear that progressive taxation is allowed so that we can do an income tax.
I support demilitarizing and restructuring our police to make them less racist as an institution. I also support setting a diversity goal for our state to encourage nonwhite people to move here by the time we hold our next primary, so that we can no longer be criticized of not being diverse enough to represent the nation.
To make a selection for a candidate you must first find your races. Would you like to find your races now?
You have already selected the maximum number of candidates for this race.
You must uncheck an existing selection before making another selection.