Friday, April 19, 2013
Bedford's state senator said to be mulling several higher political offices.
Since entering the New Hampshire political scene roughly six years ago, Andy Sanborn has ran for office three times. Though he lost his first bid for state senate in 2008, he earned the nod from the constituents of his home town of Henniker and surrounding communities in 2010. In 2012, Sanborn resigned his seat and moved to Bedford, with his wife Rep. Laurie Sanborn, where he narrowly defeated Democrat Lee Nyquist in the District 9 State Senate race. His election was confirmed during a recount the next week. Now, WMUR's James Pindell is reporting that Sanborn is considering a run for higher office, specifically noting that Sanborn was meeting with Republican Governors Association officials in Washington, DC last week. Sanborn confirmed to …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
NH Senate debate turns emotional as senators speak of the pros and cons of the law.
The New Hampshire Senate voted 13-11 on Thursday to table House Bill 370, the bill that would repeal the education tax credit program, in a party line vote led by Republicans seeking to scuttle the legislation. Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) said the law was a step toward school choice, in that it helps an estimated 1,400 children in the state. "This is about helping poor children," he said during the Senate debate. "This is truly about fairness." Senate Minority Leader Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) called the program unconstitutional, and she echoed members of the Democratic caucus who called it poor tax policy. Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) urged colleagues to give the program a chance to work. "Parents," he said, "are flocking to this …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Commerce chairman has sponsored a number of business-related bills in 2013.
Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) is a sponsor of these bills in the 2013 New Hampshire legislative session. Sanborn, a businessman, represents District 9. He is chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and he serves on the Capital Budget and Health, Education & Human Services Committee. Click here for his office and contact information. Senate Bill 44, AN ACT relative to the disposal of controlled drugs by law enforcement officers. This bill amends the procedure for disposal of controlled drugs in the possession of a law enforcement officer and makes the department of justice responsible for adopting rules for the pharmaceutical drug take-back program. Senate Bill 68, AN ACT relative to the escrow fund for court facility improvements. This …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Andy Sanborn beats longtime Bedford resident Ken Hawkins in hostile GOP Primary, edges Democrat Lee Nyquist in General Election.
Top 10 Stories of 2012: Bedford Proves Vital for Romney Campaign Bedford Patch launched in June of 2011, making 2012 the first complete year of full-time hyper-local online community coverage in Bedford. In the last 12 months, readers have been treated with some uplifting and positive stories and accomplishments. At other times, Patch has been forced to cover local and national tragedies that make us all take pause and remember who and what is most important to us. We thought it only fitting that, as we approach 2013, we look back at some of the most interesting and newsworthy local stories of the last year. After all, where else are you going to get a list that's entirely dedicated to Bedford? When Andy Sanborn resigned his previous New …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Bedford resident among 11 NH Senate chairs.
Earlier this week, New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon announced chairmen for the 11 standing Senate committees for 2013-'14, and newly elected District 9 Senator Andy Sanborn of Bedford was among that select group of legislators. Sanborn, who enters his second term in the state senate, was named chair of the Commerce Committee. "The Commerce Committee focuses its policy work on business regulation, banking and insurance issues and most other matters which effect economic expansion, so I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my focus as a senator on jobs and the economy," said Sanborn. "While we have a split House and Senate make up, as Chair, I will now be able help lead the fight against over-regulation and work to …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sanborn loses 40 votes but still proves victorious in District 9 recount.
One week after Andy Sanborn and Lee Nyquist waited into the early-morning hours for the result of their District 9 Senate race to be determined, the candidates once again patiently awaited today as more than 30,000 votes were tabulated. Though Sanborn won the Nov. 6 General Election by 253 votes, Nyquist called for a recount due to the less than 1 percent separation between he and his opponent. As it turned out, Nyquist, a New Boston Democrat, gained 40 votes in the recount but still fell 213 supportive ballots short of defeating the Bedford Republican. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, tonight, affirmed a recount result of 15,454 votes for Sanborn and 15,241 for Nyquist. Sanborn released the following statement regarding his …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Secretary of State's office will hold the District 9 recount at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The recount in the District 9 state Senate race is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. today. Democrat Lee C. Nyquist of New Boston requested the recount after losing by 253 votes to Republican Andy Sanborn of Bedford on Nov. 6. The final outcome, according to the Secretary of State's office: Sanborn won, 15,478 to 15,225. The full NH election recount schedule is attached as a PDF document.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Bedford Republican throws her support behind Andy and Laurie Sanborn.
Friday, October 19, 2012
My vote on November 6 will go to Andy Sanborn for State Senator and Laurie Sanborn for State Representative. Never have I met a more committed couple when it comes to opening the doors for business growth. At every opportunity they are thinking and working on new ways to help create a thriving businesses climate each step of progress from start-up, mom and pop shops to major employers. The Sanborn team is essential for business and job growth, bringing opportunity and revenue that will help NH grow and prosper. This team has shown the ability to cut taxes and save money. They recognize that efficiency in government is good for all of us that allows resources to be targeted where it is needed most. Andy and Laurie are not the type of …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Candidates drop gloves, pull no punches during "Tell it Like it is" debate.
There's little doubt Andy Sanborn and Lee Nyquist differ on many ideological and political issues. Each NH District 9 Senate candidate, in fact, acknowledged that reality several times during a one-hour debate hosted by producer Kathy Benuck on her "Tell it Like it is" show on BCTV last night (see attached YouTube video to the right). And while it came as little surprise when Nyquist, a New Boston Democrat, and Sanborn, a Bedford Republican, clashed on issues such as health care and the state budget, the debate quickly turned personal as each candidate delivered frequent jabs attacking the other's integrity and then engaged in an all-out verbal assault on one-another during the rebuttal stage of the debate. Sanborn continuously attacked …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Bedford resident makes her case for fiscal responsibility through Andy Sanborn.
Friday, October 12, 2012
As a State Senator, Andy Sanborn has been a hero for the tax-payers in the Granite State. He has never once voted for an increased tax or fee, and has always looked for ways to cut waste, fraud, and abuse, so that the savings can be passed on to taxpayers and job creators who make our economy run. As the saying goes, “low taxes are the result of low spending.” As a candidate for re-election, Senator Sanborn has once again pledged to vote against any new tax or fee, and to insist that state government do what all families and business owners must do: keep a balanced budget. He has proposed innovative solutions to eliminating duplicative efforts and inefficiencies in how government operates, instead of blindly cutting essential services…