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
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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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April 19, 2014
WMUR: Six-term state Sen. Bob Odell says he will not seek re-election
Seacoast Online: Death penalty debate humbles NH lawmakers
NHPR: NH Senator Odell announces retirement
NHBR: Labor strikes back by taking fight to the states
Nashua Telegraph: NH Senate president blocks marijuana decriminalization bill
Keene Sentinel: Longtime state senator announces he won't seek reelection

April 18, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH Senate rejects effort to repeal death penalty
Concord Monitor: NH Senate approves hand-held cell phone ban
Concord Monitor: NH Senate votes to repeal the crime of adultery
Concord Monitor: NH Senate refuses to consider marijuana bill
Eagle-Tribune: NH Senate splits on death penalty repeal
Eagle-Tribune: NH Senate OKs hands-free cellphone bill
Keene Sentinel: Death penalty stays in NH as Senate vote ties
Nashua Telegraph: With Kelly Ayotte’s backing, state Senate again ends attempts to repeal death penalty
Nashua Telegraph: Put down that cellphone: NH Senate passes bill to ban handheld use while driving
NHBR: Morse voices doubts on NH jobless benefits hike
NHPR: NH Senate votes to leave death penalty intact
NHPR: Hand-held cellphone ban clears NH Senate
Seacoast Online: Tie vote in Senate prevents death penalty repeal
Seacoast Online: NH Senate refuses to consider marijuana bill
Seacoast Online: Senate votes to repeal crime of adultery in NH
Seacoast Online: Decriminalizing 1 ounce of pot rejected in NH Senate
Seacoast Online: Cellphone ban for drivers approved in NH Senate
Union Leader: Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire
Union Leader: Senate votes to ban hand-held cellphone use in cars; bill heads back to House
WMUR: NH Senate upholds death penalty
WMUR: Senate kills marijuana decriminalization bill
WMUR: Senate approves bill banning hand-held cellphone use

April 17, 2014

WMUR: Death penalty repeal bill heads to NH Senate
Concord Monitor: Bill seeks New Hampshire paint disposal program
Concord Monitor: NH Senate panel takes up medical registry bill
Eagle-Tribune: Gas tax hike advances in NH House
Eagle-Tribune: Sapareto to seek Senate seat held by Rausch
Foster's Daily Democrat: Death penalty repeal comes down to deciding vote
Foster's Daily Democrat: Senate voting on hand-held cellphone ban
Nashua Telegraph: NH House approves bill banning credit history use in hiring, firing, promoting
Seacoast Online: Splaine urges repeal of NH death penalty

April 16, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH House committee hears testimony on domestic violence bill
Eagle-TribuneNH Senate to decide on death penalty repeal
Foster's Daily Democrat: Senate panel takes up medical registry bill
Foster's Daily Democrat: Bill establishes NH paint disposal program
Nashua Telegraph: NH House committee recommends gas tax increase that would remove Merrimack exit toll
Nashua Telegraph: Senator calls for fix to replace tax collected from hospitals
NHBR: NH House panel give green light to B corp bill
NHPR: Amid opioid crisis, lawmakers will consider banning a new painkiller
NHPR: Joint committee OKs 4.2 cent gas tax hike
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire mulls immunity to stop unfit drivers
Union Leader: Lawmakers fight to find Medicaid fix
Union Leader: Legislative committees move 4.2-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase closer to reality

April 15, 2014
NHPR: As Senate takes up death penalty, committee vote could be key
Foster's Daily Democrat: New Hampshire mulls immunity to stop unfit drivers
Concord Monitor: State senate committee to weigh temporary ban on new painkiller

April 14, 2014
Nashua Telegraph: Senate committee to discuss ban on powerful painkiller Zohydro on Tuesday
Seacoast Online: NH moves to nix adultery as a crime

April 13, 2014
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Distracted-driving bill getting favorable looks
Nashua Telegraph: Loss of hospital tax would put state budget writers on the ropes
NHPR: NH Judge: Medicaid tax on hospitals unconstitutional

April 12, 2014
Seacoast Online: Shaheen, NH Senate alarmed over painkiller
Union Leader: Hospital tax ruled invalid a second time
Nashua Telegraph: Hospital tax ruled unconstitutional, pokes big hole in NH budget

April 11, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH casino supporters tout revenue sharing among all communities
Concord Monitor: On revote, NH Senate panel endorses death penalty repeal measure
Nashua Telegraph: NH casino supporters urge House committee to back bill
NHPR: Committee backs death penalty repeal on revote
Seacoast Online: Testimony supports SB 348, bill aimed to raise awareness of sexual assault
Seacoast Online: $25M in community aid added to N.H. casino bill
Union Leader: Committee gets votes needed to kill death penalty repeal bill for Granite State
WMUR: New casino bill includes more money for cities, towns

April 10, 2014
Union Leader: Speedway, NH casino called a natural fit, track's GM says
Union Leader: Privacy foremost at hearing on NH bill to restrict government spying, commercial use of drones
Union Leader: Dave Solomon's Granite Status: Pro-pot activists post fake photo on governor's website
Union Leader: Little support for annulment for restoring gun rights
Union Leader: Senate committee splits on death penalty repeal; issue to be decided next week on floor
WMUR: Poll shows growing support for marijuana legalization 
Concord Monitor: NH House committee takes testimony on bill to annul mental health records
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway talks casino with Loudon selectmen
Foster's Daily Democrat: New casino bill before NH House committee
Foster's Daily Democrat: Senate panel to revisit tie vote on repeal measure
Nashua Telegraph: NH House panel hears arguments on gun rights for those with past mental health problems
Nashua Telegraph: Bill to allow signs along highways hits bipartisan roadblock
NHBR: NH House panel tackles Senate's credit check bill
NHPR: Under Senate's casino bill, NH towns would see new revenue
Seacoast Online: NH bill looks at mental health records in gun buys

April 9, 2014
Concord Monitor: Several changes proposed for NH medical marijuana law
Concord Monitor: Hassan declares ‘Equal Pay Day’ as Democrats urge NH House to pass wage fairness bill
Concord Monitor: 4-cent gas, diesel tax increase before NH House panel
Concord Monitor: Senate panel tied on death penalty repeal bill
Eagle-Tribune: Salem officials hoping for casino passage by NH House
Foster's Daily Democrat: Bill allows people to annul mental health records
Nashua Telegraph: Gas tax opponent calls himself ‘skunk at the lawn party,’ says tax hike is foregone conclusion
NHBR: NH Paycheck Fairness Act gets warm welcome in House
NHPR: House Speaker Norelli optimistic gas tax increase will pass
NHPR: 'Paycheck Fairness' advocates rally as bill moves to House
Union Leader: Right to use drone technology debated over issues of privacy by NH Senate committee
Union Leader: Senate committee splits on death penalty repeal; issue to be decided next week on floor
Union Leader: Business groups tell lawmakers they support gas tax hike
WMUR: Bill would provide protections for oil pre-buy customers

April 8, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: 4 cent gas, diesel tax hike before NH panel
Eagle-Tribune: NH House hearing set on gas tax
Concord Monitor: NH House panel holding hearing on new casino plan

April 7, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH Senate bill aims to nip false patent claims

April 6, 2014
Seacoast Online: House panels consider Senate gas, diesel tax hike
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Gun-rights debate to enter next phase
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH marijuana debate is complicated

April 5, 2014
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

April 4, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH Senate committee hears testimony on death penalty repeal
Concord Monitor: NH Legislature considers giving attorney general FTC’s power to review hospital collaborations
Eagle-Tribune: Former chief justice wants NH death penalty repealed
Nashua Telegraph: Firm opposition to death penalty at hearing
Seacoast Online: Opponents urge end to death penalty in NH
Union Leader: Fate of cop-killer Michael Addison shapes death penalty repeal debate before Senate panel
Union Leader: Legislator calls for closing of Groton wind farm
WMUR: Senate committee holds hearing on death penalty repeal

April 3, 2014
Union Leader: Hearing on death penalty repeal today
Concord Monitor: NH measure would bar discrimination against gays
Citizen of Laconia: Boat bill aims at invasive species
Eagle-TribuneNH lawmaker study proposal constitutional amendment for gay rights
Foster's Daily Democrat: Senate committee tackles death penalty repeal
NHBR: House hears benefit of benefit corporations
NHPR: Ban on discrimination against gays goes before House committee
NHPR: Senate bill calls for more transparency on political spending

April 2, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH Senate hears testimony on bill to ban cell phones while driving
Concord Monitor: NH Legislature considers new guidelines to regulate state wind energy
Concord Monitor: NH Sen. Pres. Chuck Morse: Money for mental health settlement won’t all be state money
Union Leader: Case made to Senate panel for ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving

April 1, 2014
Union Leader: Bill passes, pipeline worries remain
Union Leader: Dalton senator's bill addresses possible future oil spills
Union Leader: Battle lines drawn, again, over latest casino gambling plan
Seacoast Online Anti-gambling group fighting new NH casino bill
NHPRAnti-gambling group pushes back against Senate plan for two casinos
Eagle-Tribune: NH Legislature hits half-way mark
Eagle-Tribune: Anti-gambling coalition renews efforts
Concord Monitor: Anti-casino groups speak against NH Senate’s two-casino bill

March 31, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: Breastfeeding bill expected to clarify mother’s rights
Foster's Daily Democrat: HB 496: DWI first offenders could obtain a limited driver’s license

March 30, 2014
Nashua Telegraph: Bill to restore gun ownership displeases NH governor
Seacoast Online: Nine Seacoast legislators have perfect voting records
Seacoast Online: Panel considers bill repealing NH death penalty
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Bills to get fresh looks after House-Senate swap
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Reading the tea leaves on casino gambling (and more)
Concord Monitor: NH Senate panel considers ban on cell phones while driving
Concord Monitor: NH bill would ban limits on sex offender residency

March 28, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH Senate passes two-casino bill, keeps expanded gambling hopes alive
Concord Monitor: NH Senate creates process to annul mental health records, allow for gun purchases
Concord Monitor: NH Senate votes to increase gas tax for road, bridge repairs
Concord Monitor: NH Senate votes to lift ban on billboard liquor ads
Eagle-Tribune: NH Senate approves 4-cent gas tax hike
Nashua Telegraph: Billboards for alcohol, turnpike service signs are approved
Nashua Telegraph: State senate passes gas tax, measure heads to House where it’s expected to pass
Nashua Telegraph: Medicaid expansion signed into law: Democrats claim victory, Republicans stay away
Nashua Telegraph: NH Senate passes bill to allow two casinos in the state
NHPR: Senate approves gas tax on 15-9 vote
Seacoast Online: NH Senate passes casino bill
Seacoast Online: NH Senate votes to save $15M surplus
Union Leader: Casino for NH gets another chance at coming into being
Union Leader: Gas tax bill that would eliminate Merrimack tollbooth cruises through Senate
WMUR: NH Senate votes to temporarily raise gas tax

March 27, 2014
Union Leader: House kills bill to legalize marijuana
Union Leader: NH House votes continued support for common core education standards
WMUR: House votes against legalizing marijuana
Concord Monitor: NH House strongly defeats bill to legalize pot
Concord Monitor: NH House votes against dismantling Common Core
Eagle-Tribune: NH House rejects legalizing marijuana
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH Senate takes up revised casino plan
Nashua Telegraph: House stands behind new education standards, votes down five attempts to cancel or delay Common Core
Nashua Telegraph: NH House reverses position on marijuana legalization, killing legislation Wednesday
NHPR: NH House kills recreational marijuana
NHPR: House rejects anti-Common Core bills
Seacoast Online: NH House rejects legalizing one ounce of pot
Seacoast Online: House passes unlicensed driving bill

March 26, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH Medicaid expansion bill passes House, goes to governor
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH House considers legalizing 1 ounce of marijuana
Keene Sentinel: State transportation commissioner advocates in Keene for NH gas tax
Nashua Telegraph: NH House approves Medicaid expansion; 202-132 vote sends plan to Gov. Hassan for signature
NHPR: NH House votes to expand Medicaid
Seacoast Online: NH House sends Senate Medicaid plan to governor
Union Leader: NH House rejects bill declaring that life begins at conception
Union Leader: House approves Medicaid expansion
Union Leader: House bill might help lower PSNH electric rates, supporters say
Union Leader: Proposed bill would increase unemployment benefits for some middle-income wage earners
Union Leader: House approves $3 billion for 10-year highway plan
WMUR: NH House sends Senate Medicaid plan to governor

March 25, 2014
Seacoast Online: NH chamber poll: Support for casino, Northern Pass
Nashua Telegraph: Nashua chamber forum tackles issues behind upcoming bills in NH Legislature
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH House considers Senate plan to expand Medicaid
Eagle-Tribune: NH may require meeting agendas to be set 72 hours before meeting

March 24, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH House voting on plan to expand Medicaid to 50k
Seacoast Online: Vigil held in support of repealing NH death penalty

March 23, 2014
Nashua Telegraph: Merrimack toll elimination complicates bill to hike gasoline tax
Seacoast Online: Bill seeks arrest charges for unlicensed drivers
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's Under the State House Dome: Fuel tax vote slated in Senate

March 22, 2014
WMUR: Lawmakers meet to discuss important role of working women
WMUR: House votes to expand treatment options for mentally ill
Seacoast Online: Moving vigils planned in support of death penalty repeal
Nashua Telegraph: NH senator pushing revised casino bill next week
Eagle-Tribune: NH charter schools won't see more state funding

March 21, 2014
Concord Monitor: NH House votes against creating fetal homicide law
Concord Monitor: NH Senate committee amends gas tax bill to include future repeal
Concord Monitor: NH House wants further study on bill limiting EBT card purchases
Eagle-Tribune: House turns aside abortion clinic licensing
Nashua Telegraph: Merrimack tolls put on chopping block again, this time tacked onto gas tax increase
Nashua Telegraph: House rejects fetal homicide bill
Seacoast Online: Enhanced fetus death penalties approved by NH House
Seacoast Online: NH Senate panel backs 4-cent gas, diesel tax hike
Union Leader: Bill ups charges in fetal deaths
WMUR: House approves enhanced penalties in fetus death

March 20, 2014
Union Leader: Firearms bill draws fierce debate before being tabled by NH House
Concord Monitor: House tables effort to create gun law study committee
Concord Monitor: Senate holds hearing on buried lines bill
Concord Monitor: NH House raises juvenile delinquent age to 18
Eagle-Tribune: NH House okays video upgrade for park-and-ride lots
Foster's Daily Democrat: First-term Dover state rep resigns 
Nashua Telegraph: Sunshine Week: Nine area legislators had perfect attendance in 2013; eight missed more than 30 percent of the votes
Nashua Telegraph: NH House shoots down gun control commission
Nashua Telegraph: NH House, Senate headed to showdown over budget surplus
NHPR: House kills under-18 tanning ban
Seacoast Online: NH teens free to go tanning: Ban on booths rejected
Seacoast Online: NH House votes to give HHS $7M from surplus

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