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   |Position = New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 13
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   |Position = New Hampshire State Senate, District 19
 
   |Status = Incumbent
 
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   |Tenure = 2010 - present
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   |Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 4, 2014|December 3, 2014]] - present
   |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|December 3, 2014]]
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{{tnr}}'''Regina M. Birdsell''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Hampshire House of Representatives]], representing Rockingham 13.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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{{tnr}}'''Regina M. Birdsell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New Hampshire State Senate]], representing [[New Hampshire State Senate District 19|District 19]].  She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.
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She served in the [[New Hampshire House of Representatives]], representing [[New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 13|Rockingham 13]] from 2010 to 2014.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Birdsell served on the following committees:
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Birdsell served on the following committees:
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In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Birdsell served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Election history==
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Birdsell's campaign website highlighted the following issues:<ref>[http://www.reginafornh.com/#!issues/cee5 ''Regina for NH'', "Issues," accessed August 6, 2014]</ref>
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'''Economic Development'''
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:*Excerpt: "Bringing good-paying jobs to District 19 will spread out the tax burden we all face, as well as improve the lives of those still struggling in this economy. I will work with the Department of Resources and Economic Development to speak with companies looking to relocate to NH. I will work with DRED to make sure they visit our towns. I will also work with the Department of Employment Security to bring job fairs to our district."
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'''Transportation'''
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:*Excerpt: "Interstate 93's expansion has taken too long, and one reason is the misappropriation of gas tax money. By law, gas tax revenue must go toward infrastructure, but much of it gets diverted for other reasons. I will fight to make sure the money we spend on gas taxes goes toward finishing 93, as well as improving routes such as 28, 102, 111, and 121."
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'''Fiscal responsibility'''
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:*Excerpt: "District 19 citizens pay too much in taxes. I have a flawless record of voting against tax increases (such as the gax tax), as well as against establishing new ones (such as the Medicaid expansion, which will likely lead to millions in unfunded mandates from the federal government). I also believe diligent oversight of our state departments and how they prioritize their spending, will lead to more efficient government."
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'''Gaming'''
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:*Excerpt: "I support casinos in NH, and believe it will aid in tourism, job growth, and economic relief for our communities. However, I will only support a bill that protects taxpayers, provides resources to area towns, and promotes competition. We will live with the results of this legislation for years, and I want to make sure we craft and support the right bill."
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'''Second Amendment'''
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:*Excerpt: "I will keep it simple. I strongly support the Second Amendment, have never voted to infringe upon it, and will be a voice for the responsible users of firearms in our state."
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==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{NH SD19 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Birdsell won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012|New Hampshire House of Representatives]], Rockingham 13. Birdsell advanced past the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012ElectionInfo.aspx New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates]</ref><ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012PrimElectResults.aspx New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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Birdsell won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012|New Hampshire House of Representatives]], Rockingham 13. Birdsell advanced past the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012PrimElectResults.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2012 Primary Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2012GenElectResults.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
On November 2, 2010 Birdsell won election to the [[New Hampshire House of Representatives]].
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On November 2, 2010, Birdsell won election to the [[New Hampshire House of Representatives]].<ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2010PrimElectResults.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.nh.gov/2010GenElectResults.aspx ''New Hampshire Secretary of State'', "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
Birdsell advanced past the September 14 primary election.  She faced incumbent [[Melissa Lyons]] (D), incumbent [[Norman Major]] (R), incumbent [[Ken Weyler]] (R), incumbent [[David Welch]] (R), incumbent [[John Sedensky]] (R), [[Jeffrey Oligny]] (R), [[Marie Sapienza]] (R), and [[Carol Croteau]] (D) in the November 2 general election.
 
Birdsell advanced past the September 14 primary election.  She faced incumbent [[Melissa Lyons]] (D), incumbent [[Norman Major]] (R), incumbent [[Ken Weyler]] (R), incumbent [[David Welch]] (R), incumbent [[John Sedensky]] (R), [[Jeffrey Oligny]] (R), [[Marie Sapienza]] (R), and [[Carol Croteau]] (D) in the November 2 general election.
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Birdsell
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|Full name = Regina Birdsell
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = April 10, 2015
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6695412 ''Follow the Money'', "Contributions to Birdsell, Regina," accessed April 10, 2015]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 520
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012|New Hampshire State House, Rockingham 13]]
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|totalraised2010 = 1075
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010|New Hampshire State House, Rockingham 8]]
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
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|office = New Hampshire State House
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|party = Republican
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|total raised =  520
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|org1 = Seacoast Republican Women
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|org2 = New Hampshire Gop Womens PAC-2008
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|org3 = Birdsell, Regina
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|org4 = Pettengill, Laurie
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|org5 = Dout, Harry
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|orgamount1 = 200
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|orgamount2 = 200
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|orgamount3 = 50
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|orgamount4 = 25
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|orgamount5 = 25 
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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, a year in which Birdsell was up for re-election, she collected $1,075 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NH&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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|office = New Hampshire State House
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|party = Republican
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|total raised =  1075
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|org1 = New Hampshire Federated Republican Women
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|org2 = Seacoast Republican Women
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|org3 = Seacoast Republican Women
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|org4 = Sununu, Chris
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|org5 = Rockingham County Republican Cmte
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|orgamount1 = 450
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|orgamount2 = 200
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|orgamount3 = 200
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|orgamount4 = 100
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==Scorecards==
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{{New Hampshire legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Regina + Birdsell + New + Hampshire + Senate'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Regina+Birdsell+New+Hampshire+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Regina Birdsell News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[New Hampshire State Senate]]
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*[[New Hampshire State Senate#Senate Standing Committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[New Hampshire General Court]]
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*[[New Hampshire state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/memberlookup.aspx Office website]
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*[http://www.reginafornh.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/members/webpages/district19.aspx Profile from the New Hampshire State Senate]
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*[http://openstates.org/nh/legislators/NHL001104/regina-birdsell/ Profile from Open States: State Senate]
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*[http://openstates.org/nh/legislators/NHL000051/regina-m-birdsell/ Profile from Open States: Full Legislative Profile]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/ReginaBirdsellforNHStateSenate Regina Birdsell on Facebook]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=126600 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=126600 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=126600 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=126600 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=130875 2010]
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* Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?f-core=1&c-t-eid=6695412 Follow the Money]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:35, 10 April 2015

Regina Birdsell
Regina Birdsell.jpg
New Hampshire State Senate, District 19
Incumbent
In office
December 3, 2014 - present
Term ends
December 6, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 13
2010 - 2014
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Regina M. Birdsell is a Republican member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 19. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

She served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Rockingham 13 from 2010 to 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Birdsell served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2015
Public and Municipal Affairs, Chair
Transportation, Vice Chair

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Birdsell served on the following committees:

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Birdsell served on this committee:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Birdsell's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Bringing good-paying jobs to District 19 will spread out the tax burden we all face, as well as improve the lives of those still struggling in this economy. I will work with the Department of Resources and Economic Development to speak with companies looking to relocate to NH. I will work with DRED to make sure they visit our towns. I will also work with the Department of Employment Security to bring job fairs to our district."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "Interstate 93's expansion has taken too long, and one reason is the misappropriation of gas tax money. By law, gas tax revenue must go toward infrastructure, but much of it gets diverted for other reasons. I will fight to make sure the money we spend on gas taxes goes toward finishing 93, as well as improving routes such as 28, 102, 111, and 121."

Fiscal responsibility

  • Excerpt: "District 19 citizens pay too much in taxes. I have a flawless record of voting against tax increases (such as the gax tax), as well as against establishing new ones (such as the Medicaid expansion, which will likely lead to millions in unfunded mandates from the federal government). I also believe diligent oversight of our state departments and how they prioritize their spending, will lead to more efficient government."

Gaming

  • Excerpt: "I support casinos in NH, and believe it will aid in tourism, job growth, and economic relief for our communities. However, I will only support a bill that protects taxpayers, provides resources to area towns, and promotes competition. We will live with the results of this legislation for years, and I want to make sure we craft and support the right bill."

Second Amendment

  • Excerpt: "I will keep it simple. I strongly support the Second Amendment, have never voted to infringe upon it, and will be a voice for the responsible users of firearms in our state."

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Kristi St. Laurent was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Regina Birdsell defeated Jim Foley and Frank Sapareto in the Republican primary. Laurent and Birdsell faced off in the general election.[2]Birdsell defeated St. Laurent in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[3]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 19 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRegina Birdsell 61.4% 11,561
     Democratic Kristi St. Laurent 38.6% 7,275
Total Votes 18,836
New Hampshire State Senate, District 19 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRegina Birdsell 40% 1,980
Jim Foley 30.8% 1,527
Frank Sapareto 29.2% 1,447
Total Votes 4,954

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Birdsell won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 13. Birdsell advanced past the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Birdsell won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[6][7]

Birdsell advanced past the September 14 primary election. She faced incumbent Melissa Lyons (D), incumbent Norman Major (R), incumbent Ken Weyler (R), incumbent David Welch (R), incumbent John Sedensky (R), Jeffrey Oligny (R), Marie Sapienza (R), and Carol Croteau (D) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 7 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Norman Major (R) 4,931
Green check mark transparent.png David Welch (R) 4,622
Green check mark transparent.png Marie Sapienza (R) 4,562
Green check mark transparent.png John Sedensky (R) 4,512
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Weyler (R) 4,509
Green check mark transparent.png Regina Birdsell (R) 4,319
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffrey Oligny (R) 4,181
Melissa Lyons (D) 2,456
Carol Croteau (D) 2,332

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Birdsell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Birdsell raised a total of $1,595 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 10, 2015.[8]

Regina Birdsell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire State House, Rockingham 13 Won $520
2010 New Hampshire State House, Rockingham 8 Won $1,075
Grand Total Raised $1,595

2014

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2012

Birdsell won re-election to the New Hampshire State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Birdsell raised a total of $520.

2010

Birdsell won election to the New Hampshire State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Birdsell raised a total of $1,075.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in New Hampshire

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 2 to July 1. In 2014, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 8 through June 13.

  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 5 through July 1. In 2012, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 4 through June 27.

  • Legislators are scored based on if they voted with the traditional principles and values of the Republican Party.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on 39 roll call votes in the House and 20 roll call votes in the Senate during the 2011-2012 session.

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Preceded by
Jim Rausch (R)
New Hampshire State Senate District 19
2014–present
Succeeded by
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