|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 23|
|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|
|Bachelor's||Daniel Webster College, 1998|
|J.D.||University of New Hampshire, School of Law, 2001|
Sweeney earned his B.S. in Organizational Management from Daniel Webster College in 1998, and his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2001. His professional experience includes working as an Assistant County Attorney and in his own private practice. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Bar in 2001.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sweeney served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Executive Departments and Administration|
In an electronic communication with Ballotpedia, Sweeney described his political philosophy:
"I have and will continue to spend my adult life protecting the rights and freedom of our citizens from the military to the law.
I believe that government has a crucial, but limited, role that should not extend to the micro-management of the daily lives of its citizens. That philosophy extends to education which is best stewarded by the people who care the most about the children effected by it. Local control enhances education and parental control enhances it even more.
Clear predictable laws, a well educated work force, and a low tax burden, are the foundations of New Hampshire's business advantage.
Government fees are taxes. Lately every state agency seems to have developed its own tax base. This trend must be reigned in.
Government tends to grow if nobody is paying attention. Government growth, by necessity, requires ever increasing funding and interferes increasingly in the lives of its citizens in order to justify its growth.
The safety and security of the citizens of New Hampshire is of paramount importance. Horrific and violent crimes are becoming far too familiar to the residents of Milford and the surrounding towns. We have lost far too many of our young people here in town tragically. We must focus on the cause of these events and make concrete changes to preserve the safety and security of our town and protect our children.
Preservation of our natural resources is simply self-preservation. From both a physical health and economic health perspective we need to be good stewards of our environment. This is a rare exception to the rule of market forces being the most effective method of finding the best result. Government must take a leading role in environmental stewardship."
Sweeney won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 23. Sweeney advanced past the September 11 primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
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- Candidate bio submission, June 28, 2012
- New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- New Hampshire Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Results