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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May 27, 2015
NHPR: Senate finance approves business tax cuts
NHPR: With funding in question, need for Meals on Wheels on the rise
Union Leader: Senate budget plans spends about $100 million more than House
Union Leader: Pilot program would open State House on Saturdays
Concord Monitor: State House could be open on weekends starting next summer
Concord Monitor: Senate budget writers approve business tax reductions  
Conway Daily Sun: Bill to eliminate Smarter Balance testing for juniors has momentum

May 26, 2015
NH1: It's crunch time for NH Senate budget writers

May 25, 2015
Concord Monitor: NH hospitals say Medicaid expansion is working
Eagle-Tribune: Drug monitoring program gets revised
NH1: Senate budget writers restore many cuts in House plan
NHPR: Senators: Much still to do on next budget

May 24, 2015
Union Leader: State House Dome: Business tax rates now in crosshairs

May 22, 2015
NHPR: Senate nixes funding for commuter rail study
Seacoast Online: Senate committee rejects $4 million for commuter rail study
Union Leader: NH Senate seeks more testing flexibility for school districts
Union Leader: NH Senate committee proposes $12.6 million for women’s prison
Concord Monitor: Proposal would raise application fees for major utility projects like Northern Pass

May 21, 2015
NH1: NH Senate says legalizing Keno is a non-starter
NH1: NH house panel pushes aside breast-feeding mandate bill until 2016
NHPR: Senate budget writers restore funding for social services
Union Leader: Power Plays: No vote on Eversource settlement bill
Concord Monitor: State senators dip into renewable energy fund to pay for homeland security
Concord Monitor: State budget: Senate pushing to restore cuts to health services
Foster's Daily Democrat: Adequate funding for schools passes Senate hurdle
Nashua Telegraph: UNH Survey Center polls shows most NH residents support fully funding Alcohol Fund

May 20, 2015
NHPR: Senators begin finalizing 2-year budget proposal
Concord Monitor: Senate committee restores funding to tourism promotion, higher education in budget plan  

May 19, 2015
WMUR: House special election: NHGOP chair asks for AG probe of hoax email
Concord Monitor: State Employees Association denounces reductions at Lakes Region, White Mountain and Great Bay community colleges

May 18, 2015
NHPR: Candidates differ on education, economy in special House election
Seacoast Online: Senate may restore tourism money in NH budget

May 17, 2015
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Cyber mischief an unwelcome campaign guest
Eagle-Tribune: Bills on breastfeeding, booze sales move through Legislature

May 16, 2015
Concord Monitor: Man who sent hoax email from GOP candidate had ‘too many beers’ before ‘prank’ 
Eagle-Tribune: NH lawmakers take road trip

May 15, 2015
NHPR: NH Senate deadlocks on abortion clinic buffer zone repeal
Seacoast Online: NH Senate OKs notice for sexual topics at school
Union Leader: NH Senate OKs measures to opt kids out of testing, notifying parents on course material
WMUR: Bill designating May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month passes in NH
Concord Monitor: Senate passes bill requiring schools to notify parents of any material that involves human sexuality
Concord Monitor: Senate approves increase to marriage license fee to fund domestic violence prevention programs
Eagle-Tribune: Increased funding for charter schools remains uncertain
Nashua Telegraph: NH Senate passes, then tables, much-anticipated charter funding bill
NHBR: Senate committee votes to restore Renewable Energy Fund

May 14, 2015
NHPR: Senate lawmakers propose restoring renewable energy fund
Union Leader: NH Senate panel eliminates money for revenue administration
WMUR: Proposed bill would notify parents of sexual material in school
Concord Monitor: Money for NH renewable energy fund restored to budget
Foster's Daily Democrat: Resolution urges increase in education funding

May 13, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: BIA supports USNH funding to ensure tuition freeze
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Fish & Game, highway a funding conundrum
Concord Monitor: Senate budget writers working their way through state budget

May 12, 2015
Concord Monitor: Paul announces support from New Hampshire representatives
WMUR: Bill would set new residency requirements for NH voters

May 11, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: About 700 NH voters (0.1 % of total) haven’t confirmed ID from 2014 state polls

May 10. 2015
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Will there be money for beds, but not for staff?
Concord Monitor: Solar demand is up, but NH rebates may be on the way out

May 9, 2015
WMUR: Bill would streamline benefits process for families of fallen officers article
NH1: Governor, key lawmakers get birds-eye view of neonatal ICU unit
NH1: House Speaker Shawn Jasper tells House members they have a few weeks off from sessions
Seacoast Online: Fuller Clark says small businesses need 'a new voice'

May 8, 2015
Union Leader: Bill that would aid Balsams redevelopment heads to governor's desk
Union Leader: Senate OKs bill to make heroin OD treatment more available
Concord Monitor: In primary season, a special election for state rep becomes a national affair
Concord Monitor: UNH’s Huddleston concerned with defunding of higher education
Conway Daily Sun: Lawmakers 'baffled' by county accounting
Eagle-Tribune: Narcan bill reaches NH governor's desk
Seacoast Online: Sen. Stiles working to bring district court back to Hampton
Seacoast Online: NH Senate delays vote on abortion clinic buffer zone law

May 7, 2015
NHPR: House votes through bills on fetal homicide, synthetic drugs
NHPR: House passes bill opening door for $28M Balsams loan
Seacoast Online: NH House passes bill to restrict synthetic drugs
Union Leader: Bill impacting Balsams project passes House
Union Leader: Nursing homes’ money restored
Union Leader: House OKs bill that outlaws use of ‘spice’, ‘bath salts’
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire House passes bill to restrict synthetic drugs  
Concord Monitor: Senate and House will work out details of fetal homicide bill before sending to Hassan

May 6, 2015
NH1: State revenues fail to meet benchmarks for April
NHPR: State budget writers hear from public on state budget
Seacoast Online: Lizzi Marriott's grandmother testifies to help victims' families
Seacoast Online: Hundreds pack State House for public budget hearing  
Union Leader: Advocates pack State House to protest budget cuts
WMUR: Bill would require defendants to be present for victim impact statements
Concord Monitor: Senate budget writers hear from long line of people who want more money in state budget
Concord Monitor: ‘Lo and behold,’ old document now found, to be celebrated in NH House
Foster's Daily Democrat: Watters warns of DOT funding cuts

May 5, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: 'Life-saving' Narcan prescription bill headed to Senate
NH1: State officials spell out cuts on eve of state budget hearing
NHPR: DHHS calls on Senate budget writers to restore funding
Seacoast Online: Budget fight hits crunch time in NH

May 4, 2015
WMUR: Balsams bill heads to House vote on Wednesday

May 3, 2015
Union Leader: State House Dome: Senate budget writers reworking House version
Eagle-Tribune: Gun bill's passage divides NH residents

May 2, 2015
Union Leader: North Country senator hopes colleagues restore money for DMV substation

May 1, 2015
Concord Monitor: Senate passes tanning bed teen ban on to Hassan
Nashua Telegraph: NH Senate passes social media privacy bill geared toward students
NHPR: Panel offers testimony on need for more substance abuse programs
NHPR: Balsams' bill gets big boost by House committee
Seacoast Online: NH Senate passes ban on tanning for minors  

April 30, 2015
Union Leader: Luck runs out for casino bill in lopsided House vote
Union Leader: House passes concealed weapons bill; Gov. Hassan says she'll veto
WMUR: NH House defeats casino gambling bill
WMUR: House votes to repeal law requiring concealed carry permits
Concord Monitor: NH casino bill goes bust in House
Concord Monitor: House handily approves ‘constitutional carry’ bill, Hassan takes aim
Eagle-Tribune: Bill's defeat means no casino at The Rock
NH1: Casino legislation again meets its political death in the NH House
NHBR: Bill could make commercial property energy upgrades easier, less costly
NHPR: Casino gambling falls flat in NH House
NHPR: NH lawmakers weigh options on pipeline eminent domain
NHPR: NH House repeals law on conceal and carry permits

April 29, 2015
WMUR: NH House to vote on changes to concealed carry law
WMUR: Lawmakers prepare for another vote on casinos
NH1: Lawmakers punt on creating victims fund for Lakes Region Ponzi scheme
NHPR: With two-casino bill, NH looks to keep up with Northeast gaming boom

April 28, 2015
WMUR: Critical hearing for Fish and Game budget set for May 5
NH1: Landrigan: Both sides brace for close vote on casino in NH House
Concord Monitor: Concord rep warns against casino bill
NHPR: Hampstead, Kingston Voters Choose State Rep. Tuesday

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