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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 [[New Hampshire State Legislature|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.”<ref>[http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/blogs/hilary-sargent/2014/01/27/legislator-threatens-constituent-who-wants-pot-legalized/wUSofN4dXEz4vm3f0DouZO/blog.html ''Boston.com'' "N.H. legislator threatens constituent who wants pot legalized," Accessed February 21, 2014]</ref>
 
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Sanborn's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://andysanborn.com/ ''andysanborn.com,'' Official campaign website]</ref>

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Andy Sanborn
Andy Sanborn.jpg
New Hampshire State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
December 5, 2012 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire State Senate, District 7
2010 - 2012
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andy Sanborn is a Republican member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Sanborn was considering a run for Governor in the 2014 elections, but on September 27, 2013, announced he would no longer be seeking the Republican nomination.[1][2]

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.[3]

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sanborn served on these committees:

Issues

Marijuana legalization

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.”[4]

Campaign themes

Sanborn's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[5]

Jobs

Excerpt: "I understand that helping to get government out of the way so we can create jobs is the most important issue today."

The Deficit

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."

Transparency

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."

Healthcare

Excerpt: "We need to create reform that allows for buying across state lines and allows companies and communities to create their own buying groups."

Education

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."

Environment

Excerpt: "Our protection of the environment should not come from new or increased taxes but from common sense approaches to shared, responsible use."

Election history

2014

See also: New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2014

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.[2][1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

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.[6][7]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Sanborn 50.3% 15,454
     Democratic Lee Nyquist 49.7% 15,241
Total Votes 30,695
New Hampshire State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Sanborn 61.1% 3,732
Ken Hawkins 28.5% 1,738
Michael F. Kenney 10.4% 634
Total Votes 6,104

2010

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Sanborn won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. He faced no opposition in the September 14 primary and defeated Michele Tremblay (D) in the general election.

New Hampshire State Senate, District 7 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Sanborn (R) 10,816
Michele Tremblay (D) 8,887

Campaign donors

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.[8]

Andy Sanborn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire Senate, District 7 Won $174,471
2010 New Hampshire Senate, District 9 Won $99,181
2008 New Hampshire Senate, District 9 Defeated $48,545
Grand Total Raised $322,197

2012

Sanborn 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, Andy$25,045
Sanborn, Richard M.$5,000
Liberty PAC$5,000
Trudell, Len$5,000
New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$174,471
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sanborn won election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Sanborn raised a total of $99,181.

2008

Sanborn lost the election for the New Hampshire State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sanborn raised a total of $48,545.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Andy Sanborn endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Personal

Sanborn is married.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond White (R)
New Hampshire State Senate District 9
2012-present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Harold Janeway (D)
New Hampshire State Senate District 7
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Andrew Hosmer (D)