We Asked the Candidates for Governor for Their Policy Proposals. We Got Two Responses

Sep 7, 2016

Update, Sept. 7: You can find Republican Ted Gatsas' completed questionnaire here.

Taxes. The economy. Education spending. The opioid epidemic. New Hampshire's next governor faces a long list of policy challenges when he or she takes office in January. With the largest field of contenders in at least two decades, sorting through the gubernatorial candidates' positions on these and other issues is no easy task.

Three weeks ago, we asked each campaign to complete a 14-question survey, seeking their positions on a range of issues. We told them we'd post the results on our website, gave them a two week deadline, and followed up with emails. So far, only one candidate has responded: Democrat Mark Connolly. (You'll find Connolly's completed questionnaire here.)

While NHPR has been covering the governor's race for months, including analysis of the candidates' proposals, we sent out these surveys so that voters could compare how the candidates responded to the same set of questions, with the answers all in the same place, in the candidates' own words.

We hope to hear from more candidates and will post their responses here when we do. Meanwhile, you can find all of NHPR's coverage of this year's race for governor, including breakdowns of candidate platforms, interviews with the candidates, and biographical pieces, here.

And if you run into any candidates out there, tell them we're anxious to hear from them.