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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Dec. 18, 2014
NHPR: House majority leader says he's moving forward, setting goals
Union Leader: Majority leader sees GOP rift healing after Jan. 7
Union Leader: Only time will tell if wounds from GOP dogfight heal
WMUR: Supporters of new House speaker call for GOP unity

Dec. 17, 2014
NHPR: GOP Executive Committee censures House Speaker Jasper
NHPR: Politicians have to claim their digital real estate before others take it
NHPR: O'Brien bakers say he should be House GOP leader
Seacoast Online: Pro-O'Brien Republicans defy NH House speaker
Union Leader: Rival NH Republican caucus seeks own voice
WMUR: House GOP split on majority leader
Concord Monitor: Bill O’Brien: ‘We’re going to have a leader of the Republican caucus, and that will be me’
Nashua Telegraph: O’Brien-led Republicans to challenge Jasper’s appointment

Dec. 16, 2014
Union Leader: GOP committee: Censure Speaker for Dems' help in winning post
NH1: NH law aims to crack down on those who financially prey on elderly

Dec. 15, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: Lawmakers expand Medicaid, reject casinos in 2014

Dec. 14, 2014
Union Leader: State House Dome: A good week for Jasper
Union Leader: Drones above endangering planes in NH
Concord Monitor: Staking claim to political domain names ahead of the game
Nashua Telegraph: NH lawmakers sponsor new measure to require state police to wear cameras

Dec. 12, 2014
NHPR: Veteran lawmakers to lead key House committees
Concord Monitor: New House Speaker picks his legislative leaders

Dec. 11, 2014
NHPR: Former Supreme Court justice will serve as House legal counsel
NHPR: Jasper set to announce NH House committee chairs
Seacoast Online: Sen. Stiles wants more money for NH tourist towns
Union Leader: Jasper names Chuck Douglas legal counsel
Nashua Telegraph: Court says NH legislature can change state retirement terms, denies cuts in contribution for employees

Dec. 10, 2014

Eagle-Tribune: House Speaker delays committee announcements

Dec. 9, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH lawmakers to again seek flood compact compensation for NH towns
Concord Monitor: Meeting to elect GOP House leader canceled
Conway Daily Sun: Chandler now Deputy Speaker, not Speaker Pro Tem

Dec. 8, 2014
Nashua Telegraph: Two proposed laws take aim at gas pipelines

Dec. 7, 2014
Union Leader: It's a safe bet: Casino fight in NH ramping up
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Battle for speaker leaves hard feelings
Union Leader: Math adds apples, oranges to get House speaker
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: GOP infighting follows speaker election
Eagle-Tribune: NH Republicans divided over new House speaker 
Nashua Telegraph: Jasper won’t back down as he prepares for speakership role
Nashua Telegraph: Republican Party divided in wake of speaker’s vote

Dec. 6, 2014
Union Leader: Flanagan named NH House Majority Leader
Concord Monitor: New Speaker Jasper says he’s off to a smooth start despite complaints from other Republicans
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed NH law would disable texting, emailing when a phone is going faster than 5 mph
Nashua Telegraph: NH speaker appoints Pfaff, Rivers to staff

Dec. 5, 2014
Seacoast Online: Senate president announces committee assignments
Union Leader: Real work begins for new House Speaker
WMUR: Jasper aims to move forward after unlikely speaker vote
Concord Monitor: A House divided: Newly elected Speaker Shawn Jasper faces challenges
Nashua Telegraph: Jasper goes from dark horse to House Speaker following calculated gamble

Dec. 4, 2014
NHPR: Jasper beats O'Brien in heated battle for NH House speaker
Seacoast Online: GOP Rep. Jasper defeats O'Brien, wins speakership
Union Leader: Day long session chooses Jasper as NH House Speaker
Union Leader: Speaker election reveals the NH House in all its glory
WMUR: In upset, Jasper elected speaker of NH House
Concord Monitor: In marathon session, Republican Shawn Jasper edges out Bill O’Brien to be next House Speaker
Concord Monitor: Timeline on how the NH House wound up with Shawn Jasper as speaker
Nashua Telegraph: Hudson rep Jasper topples former speaker’s bid for 2nd term
Nashua Telegraph: NH’s GOP lawmakers look to keep campaign promises heading into session
NH1: In NH House Speaker stunner, Jasper takes down O'Brien

Dec. 3, 2014
Seacoast Online: NH GOP lawmaker emerges as alternative to O'Brien
Union Leader: County commissioners, legislators reach deal to avoid court battle
Concord Monitor: NH rep says he’s an alternative to O’Brien for House speaker
Concord Monitor: After 20 years, Wadsworth leaves behind legacy as House clerk
Concord Monitor: Bill would require troopers to wear body cameras
Eagle-Tribune: Hudson lawmaker could be alternative to O'Brien
Foster's Daily Democrat: House, Senate meet to elect leadership
Nashua Telegraph: Hudson’s Jasper emerges as alternative to O’Brien for NH House speaker
Nashua Telegraph: Troopers may wear body cameras

Dec. 2, 2014

Nashua Telegraph: O’Brien taps Chandler for Speaker Pro Tem

Nov. 30, 2014
Seacoast Online: Terie Norelli: 18 years in the NH House
Union Leader: Medical marijuana law tweaks planned by Concord
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Familiar faces ready for Organization Day

Nov. 29, 2014
Seacoast Online: NH schools seek to restore state building aid

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

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