What issues are important to you?

Which issues are affecting you and your family?  I would like to hear from you. Do not hesitate to contact me by email at phil@phillipharrisnh.com

Education

I believe families have a right to control their own education choices. Free choice is the very best form of accountability in education.  One size fits all centralized government control of education has led to spiraling administrative costs and poor education outcomes. I believe that in the absence of government one-size-fits-all control, a variety of educational alternatives would flourish. Education should serve the interests of students, not government unions.

Jobs & the Economy

I believe for the economy to flourish in New Hampshire, entrepreneurs and small businesses must be free to innovate and expand without so many problematic taxes, regulations, license fees, and government bureaucracy. Taxes and excessive governmental controls kill the small businesses that provide jobs. I will fight to lower business taxes, reduce overbearing regulation, and reform occupational licensing. We must preserve the New Hampshire Advantage! 

Environment

I believe that demands for protection of rivers, streams, and woodlands must be balanced with private property rights and recreational use, as well as the needs of travel and tourism. Thoughtful consideration must always be given to the need for energy resources for New Hampshire citizens.

As an outdoors enthusiast, I enjoy all the natural beauty that the Granite State offers. As a taxpayer advocate, I understand that nature itself doesn’t reign supreme over the everyday needs for the housing, transportation, and jobs that contribute to your quality of life.

State Government 

I believe that the government that governs least, governs best. Unfortunately, state spending continues to increase in Concord.  I will work to find common sense solutions and fight to keep your taxes low and spending under control. I will fight to increase transparency of government, and advocate for a fiscally responsible budget. I'm in favor of a more friendly, effective, smaller government. It's the New Hampshire way!

I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
— Thomas Jefferson