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Bill Kennedy (D)

Experience: 29 years of US military experience
Residence: Danbury
Family: Married
Education: BA, University of New Hampshire; MIA, Oklahoma University
Official Website: BillKennedyforGovernor.com




Bill Kennedy has lived in New Hampshire since 1967, and is a product of the Portsmouth Public School System. He received his BA from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s in International Relations from Oklahoma University. Kennedy is a Democrat, as well as a self-proclaimed “centrist.”

After graduating from UNH in 1982, Kennedy entered the Air Force as a Commissioned Officer in the Security Police career field. In 1995 he became a Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmenter, and after 9/11 he was officially reactivated and offered command of a security unit in Vogelweh, Germany. Kennedy was deployed to Afghanistan in May 2008, and was responsible for training Afghan State Police Forces in Adraskan. For his service in Afghanistan, Kennedy received the following awards: The Bronze Star medal, Afgan Campaign medal, and the NATO medal. His last deployment was in support of the Special Operations Command Central as their Anti-Terrorism Officer, for which he received the Joint Meritorious Service Medal. Kennedy retired in 2011, and returned to Danbury, New Hampshire.

Kennedy entered the 2012 Gubernatorial Race because he felt that all the candidates were either too far left or too far right. He considers himself the moderate solution to New Hampshire’s problems, and will bridge the gap between the polarized parties.

Position on the Issues
Economy, Budget, & Taxes:

  • Believes the state's property taxes are too high
    “[C]ap property taxes at 1.25% of assessed or sale value (whichever is highest) and this will result in 40 – 50% savings. Someone currently paying $6000 in taxes will have their property taxes reduced by $2400 or more.” - BillKennedyforGovernor.com
  • Proposes a 4% flat-rate income tax to make up for lost property tax revenue.
  • Opposes the development of casinos in the state and believes they facilitate crime and corruption
Civil Issues:

  • Supports same-sex marriage and would fight any attempt to repeal it
  • Tentatively supports abortion rights, although at the recent NH Democratic Governor Debate at New England College he claimed he was “ethically torn.”
  • Believes that publicly funded education K-12 is a right, and should be protected.
  • Opposes the death penalty, and believes it has no deterrent effect on crime
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Videos

Local Bedford NH TV producer and blogger Kathy Benuck interviews New Hampshire Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Kennedy as part of her show "Tell It Like It Is" on Bedford community access television.

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Campaign Finances

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Contact Information

Home:

67 NH Route 104
Danbury, NH 03230

Phone:

(603) 768-3318
(603) 630-7412

Email: horsemenb4@aol.com

Gubernatorial News

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Dec. 20, 2014
Concord Monitor: Effort to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, similar agencies on the horizon again

Dec. 15, 2014
Concord Monitor: Governor to discuss financial exploitation law

Dec. 14, 2014
Seacoast Online: New Doble Center dedicated as Army Reserve facility to train servicemembers

Dec. 5, 2014
Union Leader: - Governor urges negotiators to find FairPoint resolution

Dec. 3, 2014
Union Leader: Hassan files another nominee for SEC
Concord Monitor: Hassan to nominate third public member to Site Evaluation Committee
Conway Daily Sun: Governor Hassan cuts 'first' tree of the season for donation to local Navy family

Dec. 2, 2014
NHPR: Gov. Hassan, PSNH thank Hydro Quebec workers for help
Citizen of Laconia: Governor praises state for its compassion toward others
Concord Monitor: Hassan bids adieu to Canadian utility crews that helped restore power after Thanksgiving storm
Concord Monitor: Hassan announces job training grants

Dec. 1, 2014
WMUR: Hassan launches season for NH Christmas tree farms

Nov. 29, 2014
WMUR: Governor urges residents to stay safe as power outages continue

Nov. 28, 2014
NHPR: Hassan: Granite Staters should prepare for 'days-long' outages

Nov. 25, 2014
NHPR: Hassan orders $18 million in budget cuts
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan asks agencies for $18M in budget cuts
WMUR: Hassan issues executive order to cut budgets
Concord Monitor: $18 million in NH budget cuts a ‘first step;’ more reductions to come

Nov. 24, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: Hassan to present budget reductions