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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Nov. 26, 2014
Nashua Telegraph: Statehouse eyes turned toward O’Brien’s style in second go as House Speaker

Nov. 24, 2014
Union Leader: Tough task for NH budget writers

Nov. 23, 2014
Seacoast Online: The return of Bill O'Brien: Area reps hope for greater bipartisanship
Union Leader: A kinder, gentler House Speaker?
Union Leader: Gary Rayno's State House Dome: Get ready for some undoing in Concord
Eagle-Tribune: O'Brien's return as NH House speaker sparks concern 

Nov. 21, 2014
NHPR: Rules set for new medical marijuana dispensaries
Seacoast Online: Marijuana dispensary eyed in Epping
Concord Monitor: Medical marijuana treatment center rules approved
Conway Daily Sun: Chandler won't seek Democratic support for Speaker
NH1: Medical marijuana rules approved; first big hurdle cleared for NH law

Nov. 20, 2014
Union Leader: Will the past be prologue in the State House with 'O'Brien II?
WMUR: O'Brien, targeted by Democrats in election, set to return as speaker
Foster's Daily Democrat: New reps learn rules of New Hampshire House

Nov. 19, 2014
NHPR: O'Brien picked for House speaker; Republicans expect less conflict, more cooperation
Seacoast Online: O'Brien nominated for NH House speaker
Union Leader: GOP gives nod to Bill O'Brien's return as House speaker
WMUR: O'Brien nominated as next NH speaker
Concord Monitor: Bill O’Brien named Republican speaker of the House
Conway Daily Sun: O'Brien edges Chandler by four votes for Speaker
NH1: Bill O'Brien voted back into role as NH House Speaker

Nov. 18, 2014
Union Leader: No result changes in final election recounts
Concord Monitor: State representatives on choice for speaker of the House, in their own words
NH1: NH House Republicans choose between two ex-speakers to lead them

Nov. 17, 2014
Seacoast Online: O'Brien, Chandler compete for House speaker post
Union Leader: David Nixon remembered at New Boston memorial service

Nov. 16, 2014
Union Leader: Chandler, O'Brien jockey for support ahead of vote for NH Speaker
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: One big decision remains in Concord
Concord Monitor: Battle for speaker of the House boils down to leadership styles

Nov. 15, 2014
Union Leader: Tie goes to Dems
Concord Monitor: All three legislative ties settled by recount
Keene Sentinel: McConnell takes NH House seat by three votes after recount 

Nov. 14, 2014
NHPR: Rep. Laurie Sanborn drops from House speaker race, big name Republicans back Chandler
Seacoast Online: Cushing wins House seat after tie-breaker recount
Union Leader: Sanborn withdraws from Speaker's race
Citizen of Laconia: Andrew Hosmer prevails in State Senate recount
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire House speaker race down to Chandler, O’Brien
NH1: NH House Speaker's race heats up; political elite tab Gene Chandler

Nov. 13, 2014
Seacoast Online: House Democrats elect Penacook's Shurtleff leader
Union Leader: Ayotte, other NH GOP heavyweights urge support of Gene Chandler as Speaker
Union Leader: So far, recounts don't change state election results
Concord Monitor: Hosmer named District 7 state senator after recount

Nov. 12, 2014
Eagle-Tribune: Hike Safe law takes effect Jan. 1

Nov. 11, 2014
NHPR: Recount in store for state Senate seat, 18 other NH races
Union Leader: NH Sec. of State schedules 19 recounts
Eagle-Tribune: Lawmakers authorize lawsuit against county

Nov. 10, 2014
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Wind blows a new direction in Concord

Nov. 9, 2014
Concord Monitor: State law bars daughter from pressing sex assault charges against father

Nov. 8, 2014
Seacoast Online: State reps threaten to sue commissioners
Union Leader: Democratic caucus chooses Woodburn as Senate minority leader
Concord Monitor: For Free State pols, seemingly harsh policies are for the best
Concord Monitor: Nineteen recounts requested, process to begin next week
Keene Sentinel: All eyes in NH House on election of next speaker
Keene Sentinel: Rindge rep vows to fight possible O'Brien speakership 

Nov. 7, 2014
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Morse expected to face no opposition at GOP caucus to lead state senate
Concord Monitor: More people posting ballot selfies online in protest of law; legislators say they will move to repeal
Concord Monitor: Secretary of state’s office sees about a dozen recount requests filed
Eagle-Tribune: GOP could have big impact in Legislature
Keene Sentinel: Recount requested in local NH House race that ended in tie 

Nov. 6, 2014
NHPR: North Country incumbents hold their own
Seacoast Online: Stiles credits constituent service for win
Seacoast Online:  O'Brien seeking return to NH House speaker role
Seacoast Online: Cushing, Sheffert await recount
Union Leader: Outspoken Rep. Steve Vaillancourt defeated
Union Leader: Republicans take control of House and Executive Council
WMUR: Republicans likely to regain control of NH State House
Citizen of Laconia: Hosmer edges out Lauer-Rago to retain senate seat
Concord Monitor: In Merrimack House District 9 one Moffett in, another waits
Eagle-Tribune: Republicans fared well in Southern NH
Foster's Daily Democrat: 'Frugal’ Watters runs a clean(up) campaign 
Foster's Daily Democrat: Martha Fuller Clark wins fifth term in state Senate 
Keene Sentinel: Democrats win all six Keene races for NH House 
Nashua Telegraph: Despite success at the top of the ticket, Democrats beaten badly in state races
NH1: GOP wins in House set stage for possible return of Bill O'Brien as speaker

Nov. 5, 2014
NHPR: Republicans add to NH Senate majority
Seacoast Online: Cali-Pitts defeats Thorsen for state rep
Seacoast Online: Stiles defeats Muns to retain Senate seat
Seacoast Online: Hampton's Cushing stunned with tie in House race
Seacoast Online: Prescott defeats Schlachman in Senate race
Seacoast Online: Fuller Clark defeats Nazzaro
Seacoast Online: Borden, Sherman returned to House
Seacoast Online: Lovejoy keeps NH House seat
Union Leader: GOP appears to solidify hold on state Senate; Vaillancourt loses House race
Citizen of Laconia: Forrester re-elected for third term in state senate
Concord Monitor: Feltes easily wins NH Senate District 15 seat
Concord Monitor: NH HOUSE: Tight races across state in fight for House
Conway Daily Sun: Butler, Chandler, Buco and Umberger retain seats; McCarthy edges White
Conway Daily Sun: Bradley re-elected to state Senate
Eagle-Tribune: House District 13 stays Republican 
Foster's Daily Democrat: Watters the likely Senate 4 winner
Nashua Telegraph: Lasky tops Hohensee for third State Senate term
Nashua Telegraph: Avard beats Gilmour in senate District 12

Nov. 4, 2014
NHPR: With spending push, Republicans hope to retain state Senate majority
Concord Monitor: Legislative recommendations for Fish and Game revenue include new fees

Nov. 3, 2014
Keene Sentinel: Two vying for NH Senate District 12 seat

Nov. 2, 2014
Concord Monitor: Can Republicans capture the NH Legislature?
Foster's Daily Democrat: Why do they run? State legislators earn just $100

Nov. 1, 2014

Concord Monitor: Only Libertarian state representative candidate in the state is running in her eighth election
Concord Monitor: State representative running in new district

Oct. 30, 2014
Concord Monitor: Three candidates vie for one seat on the Concord School Board in District B
Concord Monitor: Elementary school teacher, college professor compete for District C school board seat
Conway Daily Sun: Clear differences between White and Bradley in race for state Senate
Conway Daily Sun: Chandler reacts to NH ranking 48th in the nation in corporate tax study
Eagle-Tribune: Hampton residents face off in Senate District 24
Foster's Daily Democrat: Fuller Clark says she can work with Republicans for betterment of state

Oct. 29, 2014
Seacoast Online: Cali-Pitts faces challenge from Thorsen
Concord Monitor: Senate District 6 candidates are clearly divided
Eagle-Tribune: Four seats up for grabs in House District 14 
Union Leader: App offers a comprehensive look at all candidates

Oct. 28, 2014
Concord Monitor: Challengers for Odell’s NH Senate seat spar over minimum wage, future of key district

Oct. 27, 2014
Seacoast Online: Moynahan challenges Beavers in District 2 state rep race
Seacoast Online: Whitmyer challenges incumbent Rep. Tucker
Concord Monitor: State Senate District 17 features Reagan/Fraher rematch
Eagle-Tribune: Morse faces challenge for Senate seat
Eagle-Tribune: Eight seek Windham House seats
Eagle-Tribune: Saren challenges Oligny in House District 34

Oct. 26, 2014
Seacoast Online: Democrats look to stop swing in Rye, New Castle
Union Leader: As vote nears, where you live matters
Union Leader: Checking voter residence affidavits a slog for New Hampshire investigators

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