Biographical Information
Arthur J Beaudry (Lost 15%) (Candidate lost in the election)
Contest: 2012
Party/District: I - S18
Experience: Member Manchester School Board, President of the New Hampshire State Permanent Fire Fighters Retirement Association
Residence: Manhester
Family: -
Education: Associates Degree, NH Community Technical College, Business Management at Northeastern University
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Position on the Issues
From the Union Leader Voter Guide:

What is the most important LOCAL problem in your district? How would you fix it?
As I visit Manchester and Litchfield, people keep telling me that our schools need help while those same people are concerned about their taxes. My solution is to see that every dollar allocated to school funding is attached to direct student services. I would work to see that the state and federal government fund mandates they place on our towns. I would vote against downshifting of state cost to local communities and see that Manchester and Litchfield get a fair share of school funding aid.

What forms of expanded gambling, if any, do you support?
I would be willing to look at two strictly regulated casinos. I would like to see one in the southern part of the state and one in the northern part where people can come and vacation and stay and enjoy our beautiful state.

What changes, if any, are needed in New Hampshire's education funding system?
State and federal education mandates need state and federal funds. The state froze building aid, impacting all of our districts and diverting costs to local taxpayers. The federal special education mandate is funded at a level of around 17% when their obligation is 40%. I support a moratorium on refugees entering Manchester. They are well intended but with some students arriving with limited education, the concern is how our district can afford these programs without additional federal funds.
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Contact Information
30 Bow Street
Manhester, NH 3103
Phone: (603) 622-3955
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Legislature News

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July 29, 2014
Concord Monitor: Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire endorses Feltes for state Senate
Foster's Daily Democrat: NAACP Seacoast backs Watters

July 28, 2014
Seacoast Online: No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law
Union Leader: Real estate transfer tax proposal pulled off table
Nashua Telegraph: Senate GOP leaders cool to Medicaid expansion

July 27, 2014
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Republicans, Democrats mark battleground in race to control state Senate

July 26, 2014
NHPR: Law barring out-of-state students from voting ruled unconstitutional
Seacoast Online: Judge rules NH voter residency law unconstitutional
Union Leader: 2012 voter registration law null — for now
WMUR: Judge rules voter residency law unconstitutional
Concord Monitor: Judge rules voter registration conditions illegal
Eagle-Tribune: Right-to-work law promoted in NH

July 25, 2014
Union Leader: Right-to-work legislation pushed at Manchester event
WMUR: Right-to-work may get new life next year
Concord Monitor: Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race
Nashua Telegraph: Study: Right to Work law would mean more jobs

July 24, 2014
NHPR: Medical marijuana advocates unhappy with slow implementation of NH law
Concord Monitor: -Patients, advocates ask state to speed up implementation of medical marijuana law
Seacoast Online: Running nun, clinic director at forefront of buffer zone debate
Nashua Telegraph: NH argues abortion clinic buffer zone is legal

July 23, 2014
NHPR: NH Civil Liberties Union suit argues new law shuts out third parties
Seacoast Online: 41 lawmakers sign statement calling for Market Basket boycott
Seacoast Online: Suit challenges NH law on ballot access 
Concord Monitor: With loophole in bylaws, New Hampshire Young Democrats endorse Dan Feltes for state senate
Concord Monitor: District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events
Concord Monitor: State argues abortion clinic buffer zone is legal
Concord Monitor: NHCLU lawsuit targets procedure for third-party access to ballot

July 22, 2014
Citizen of Laconia: Senate hopeful holds Laconia Town Hall Forum

July 21, 2014
NHPR: Can NH's new campaign finance rules hold up in court?

June 18, 2014
Concord Monitor: GOP committee: We’ll flip New Hampshire House

June 15, 2014
Concord Monitor: State Employees’ Association endorses Dan Feltes for District 15

June 13, 2014
NHPR: Police officer's early jail release puts spotlight on obscure law
Nashua Telegraph: Has casino expansion created glut in Northeast?
Nashua Telegraph: Both sides in NH casino debate await vote in Massachusetts

July 12, 2014
Seacoast Online: Democrats to host 'coffee and calls' at Norelli's home

July 11, 2014
Union Leader: Abortion buffer zone suspended throughout NH

July 10, 2010
NHPR: For now, NH will not enforce abortion clinic buffer zone law
Union Leader: Abortion clinic buffer put on hold after court ruling
WMUR: State delays abortion buffer zones pending federal ruling
Concord Monitor: NH says it will wait to enforce abortion clinic buffer zones

July 9, 2014
NHPR: Christian legal group sues to halt NH's buffer zone law
Seacoast Online: Anti-abortion activists battling buffer zone law
WMUR: Lawsuit filed to stop buffer zones for NH abortion clinics
Nashua Telegraph: On fireworks: ‘Reasonable’ is the key, NH official says
Nashua Telegraph: New Hampshire’s abortion clinic buffer zone law faces court challenge

July 8, 2014
Union Leader: State fire marshal urges eventual ban on all fireworks
Eagle-Tribune: Pelham fireworks accident worrying among lawmakers and officials

July 7, 2014
Union Leader: Activist: Your right to know is under fire with more efforts to weaken NH laws

July 6, 2014
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: State revenue picture still unclear until later this year

July 5, 2014
Union Leader: Abortion buffer-zone law awaits Thursday, when it goes on the books

July 3, 2014
NHPR: Fireworks lobby succeeds in keeping controversial devices on store shelves

July 2, 2014
NHPR: Implementation of state energy plan will depend on politics
Union Leader: Democrats hope to 'flip' state Senate; surging GOP says it's wishful thinking
Union Leader: Commission: Laughton is ineligible to run for office

July 1, 2014
NHPR: Gas hike brings protesters
WMUR: Gas tax hike takes effect Tuesday
Eagle-Tribune: NH motorists hit with fuel tax increase
Foster's Daily Democrat: 4-cent gas tax increase takes effect in NH
Nashua Telegraph: Panel rules Nashua’s Laughton can’t run for state representative

Cities & Towns
District 18 of the State Senate includes these towns and cities in Hillsborough County:

  • Litchfield

  • Manchester Wards 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9