Laura Jones for State Representative
Rep. Laura Jones is honored to serve the people of her state and community. She has a high regard for New Hampshire's superior laws concerning individual privacy and freedom.
In the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Laura is currently serving her third term. She serves as Vice Chairman on the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee and is an active member of the House Business Caucus. Laura is also a member of the Strafford County Legislative Delegation.
Prior to her election to the New Hampshire House in 2010, Laura served for 17 years as a full-time wife and homeschooling mother. She has also worked for two years as a real estate instructor and for four years as an accountant. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton, graduating magna cum laude.
Laura lives with her husband Michael, a remodeling contractor, and two of their three children.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2013-2014 TERM:
- Helped prevent unneeded regulations, which hurt our small businesses and destroy jobs: prevented unnecessary regulations on tanning salons, title loan companies, second hand dealers, pawnbrokers, and antique dealers to name a few.
- Worked closely with NH auto and equipment dealers to pass legislation that protects their private property rights: fought for an increase in time between facility upgrades from 5 to 15 years and to keep NH's equipment dealers in the bill (SB126).
- Voted against excessive spending and for fiscal responsibility: voted for a fiscally responsible state budget; voted for placing excess revenue in the Rainy Day Fund instead of using it for additional spending; voted for transparency in audits of state agencies; voted against Expanded Medicaid under Obamacare which will lead to an income tax within the next seven years; helped defeat a proposed state-funded Obamacare Exchange which saved us millions.
- Fought to maintain your personal freedoms and keep taxes low: voted against proposed tax increases including a 75 cent per gallon tax on paint; worked for your right to ferment wine in your own home; voted against the use of license plate scanners.
- Worked to make NH more business-friendly: voted to double and make permanent the Research & Development Tax Credit; worked to update NH's Business Corporations Act; helped pass a bill outlining landlord and tenant obligations when dealing with bedbugs; voted to ease liquor license restrictions on bed & breakfast inns; voted to increase the Reasonable Compensation Safe Haven from $50,000 to $75,000 per year.
- Co-sponsored the following bills which were passed into law: HB153, HB174, HB177, HB225, HB267, HB376, HB575, HB590, HB608, HB654, HB1102, HB1444, and SB343.
- Excellent attendance.
- Voting record in line with the NH Republican Party Platform and the Constitutions: House Republican Alliance score of 99%.
- Endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
- Grades: 100% from Granite State Taxpayers, A+ from NH Families for Education.