|New Hampshire State Senate District 9|
|December 5, 2012 - present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 7|
|2010 - 2012|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Election history
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Sanborn served in the State Senate, representing District 7 from 2010 to 2012. He resigned in June 2012 in order to run in District 9.
Sanborn earned his bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics and Marketing at New England College. His professional experience includes working as an adviser at Corporate Finance, and as the owner of The Draft Restaurant.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sanborn served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Chair|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Health, Education and Human Services|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sanborn served on these committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Budget, Vice Chair|
|• Commerce, Labor and Consumer Protection|
|• Health and Human Services|
In January 2014, Sanborn was the subject of a public controversy regarding a contentious e-mail exchange with a constituent over the issue of marijuana legalization. An e-mail from a constituent supporting marijuana legalization received a heated response from Sanborn, who opposes legalization, including legislation making its way through the state legislature. Sanborn wrote in the e-mail, “I’m thinking if I call the [organization you received a scholarship from] and ask their opinion on legalization, they may have a different opinion (not to mention may be asking you for their scholarship money back…).” The constituent was believed to be a college freshman and a recipient of a scholarship, information that Sanborn declined to say how it was obtained. Sanborn responded to the controversy thus: “My e-mail was not a suggestion that I could or would work to revoke any scholarship, only to highlight that those involved with awarding him those funds may have made a different decision had he expressed similar pro-marijuana legalization efforts to them when applying.”
Sanborn's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I understand that helping to get government out of the way so we can create jobs is the most important issue today."
- Excerpt: "Today, our government spends too much, taxes too much, and over-regulates to the point where it is inhibiting economic expansion. As your Senator, I will bring a Common Sense approach to making our government run more efficiently and work to expand our economic base."
- Excerpt: "As taxpayers, you have the right to full disclosure on who the State pays and how much as well as the right to review every contract into which our State enters."
- Excerpt: "We need to create reform that allows for buying across state lines and allows companies and communities to create their own buying groups."
- Excerpt: "I am committed to helping provide the best opportunities to the students of New Hampshire. It starts with parents having a voice, choices, and controls over their children’s education, supported by local control."
- Excerpt: "Our protection of the environment should not come from new or increased taxes but from common sense approaches to shared, responsible use."
On September 27, 2013, Sanborn announced in an interview that he would no longer be seeking the Republican nomination for Governor in the 2014 elections. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
Sanborn won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 9. Sanborn defeated Michael Kenney and Ken Hawkins in the September 11th Republican primary election and defeated Lee C. Nyquist (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012|
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Michael F. Kenney||10.4%||634|
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 7 General election (2010)|
|Andy Sanborn (R)||10,816|
|Michele Tremblay (D)||8,887|
Comprehensive donor information for Sanborn is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanborn raised a total of $322,197 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.
|Andy Sanborn's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Hampshire Senate, District 7||$174,471|
|2010||New Hampshire Senate, District 9||$99,181|
|2008||New Hampshire Senate, District 9||$48,545|
|Grand Total Raised||$322,197|
2012Sanborn won election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sanborn raised a total of $174,471.
|New Hampshire State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andy Sanborn's campaign in 2012|
|Sanborn, Richard M.||$5,000|
|New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$174,471|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Sanborn won election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Sanborn raised a total of $99,181.
|New Hampshire State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andy Sanborn's campaign in 2010|
|New Hampshire Association of Realtors||$2,000|
|Tausch, Frederick W.||$2,000|
|Free & Strong America PAC||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$99,181|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Sanborn lost the election for the New Hampshire State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sanborn raised a total of $48,545.
|New Hampshire State Senate 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andy Sanborn's campaign in 2008|
|Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$48,545|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Sanborn is married.
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- Office website
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- WMUR, Sen. Sanborn met with RGA on potential run for governor, April 19, 2013
- WMUR, GOP state Sen. Andy Sanborn will not run for governor, September 27, 2013
- New Hampshire Union Leader, "Sanborn gets District 9 GOP win over Hawkins," September 11, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- Boston.com "N.H. legislator threatens constituent who wants pot legalized," Accessed February 21, 2014
- andysanborn.com, Official campaign website
- New Hampshire Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- Follow the Money, "Sanborn, Andy." Retrieved July 19, 2013.
- Revolution PAC, "NH State Sen. Sanborn Endorses Ron Paul," October 31, 2011
Raymond White (R)
|New Hampshire State Senate District 9
| Succeeded by|
Harold Janeway (D)
|New Hampshire State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
Andrew Hosmer (D)