My name is Dan Hynes, and I am running for State Senate in District 9 covering Bedford, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Greenfield, Hancock, Jaffrey, Lyndeborough, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Peterborough, Richmond, Sharon, Temple, and Troy. I will be a strong conservative voice in Concord. While a State Representative, I received a score of 100% from the American Conservative Union Foundation.
Education has always been an important value to me. My mom taught kindergarten at a Catholic school until she retired and my dad became a teacher after retiring from the post office. I fully support school choice and earned a score of “A+” by School Choice for N.H.
I recognize not all children learn the same way. This is why I oppose one-size-fits-all mandates and trying to teach every child in the same way. I support charter schools, private schools, and home-schooling, along with our public schools. I supported the school choice bill last year but was disappointed it did not go far enough. I believe the solution is simple: the money should follow the child.
I moved to New Hampshire more than ten years ago after finishing law school. I couldn’t wait to be part of the Live free or die state. To me, “Live Free or Die” is more than just a motto. For years I have been involved with various organizations fighting for liberty and a smaller, better government. Besides being elected as State Rep., I have served as Area Chair G for the Hillsborough County Republican Committee which covers Bedford and Merrimack.
We need to keep New Hampshire a great place to live, work, and raise a family. As a small business owner, I understand low taxes and less burdensome regulations are the keys to a strong economy and high wages. I proudly supported the business tax cuts this last term. The business profits tax is an income tax and should be lowered further. After the last few business tax cuts, our economy improved. We were so overtaxed we actually increased revenue by cutting taxes. This was a result of increasing the tax base. Sadly, my Democratic opponents in this race run on a platform of increased business taxes (and one of them even advocates creating an income tax here in New Hampshire). Based on my proven record, I have been endorsed by the Bedford Taxpayers Association.
This past term I served as a State Representative on the House Judiciary Committee. While there I was a strong advocate for pro-life legislation, government accountability, and privacy rights. I am the only pro-life candidate running for this seat, and you can count on me to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
One bill I sponsored would have allowed recovering attorney fees if the government violated the Right to Know law. Unfortunately, that bill failed by four votes in the House. I anticipate bringing it back next year if elected.
Other bills I sponsored addressed animal cruelty, requiring a warrant to obtain blood samples/results from Hospitals, reducing first offense drug possession offenses from a felony to a misdemeanor (so that people will better be able to get employment and break their drug habit), requiring body cameras by police officers, and lowering maximum fines for city code violations.
As a strong fiscal conservative, you can count on me to not raise your taxes. As a strong fiscal conservative, I am proud to have received a score of “A” from Americans for Prosperity. I have taken various tax pledges and will oppose an income tax, sales tax, and any other broad-based tax. Besides avoiding tax increases, I support further tax reductions. I would like to see a decrease in business taxes, Interest & Dividends tax, and property taxes. I recognize low taxes are the result of lower spending. I was a proud member of the N.H. House Freedom Caucus and voted against the bloated house budget that didn’t contain tax cuts.
Unlike some of our Republican elected officials, I voted against Obamacare’s expanded Medicaid. Medicaid expansion not only goes against the Republican Party Platform, it is detrimental to New Hampshire and will cost us millions of dollars. I support lower health insurance premiums by allowing everyone to shop around for insurance, including out of State. We need more than just a few health insurance providers in New Hampshire in order to allow the free market to provide lower rates.
As a proud gun owner and NRA member, I promise you can count on me to always protect your Constitutional Second Amendment rights. Because of my voting record, I have been endorsed by the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition. I supported all of the pro-gun bills this term including prohibiting towns from being able to ban guns.
I am involved in a contested primary for the seat being vacated by Senator Andy Sanborn. I am proudly endorsed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and New Hampshire Conservative Majority Project.
If you would like to learn more about my positions on issues, please check out http://www.Hynes4NH.com
If you want to help my campaign, you can write a letter to the editor, put up a yard sign, host a house party, volunteer, or donate. But most importantly if you live in the district, please vote for Dan Hynes for Senate on Sept. 11 in the Republican primary and again on November 6 in the general election.
PO BOX 10201 Bedford, NH 03110