Rep. Jason Antosz, who sat on the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee in the past session and voted with Cornerstone 97 percent of the time, is running for one of two available seats representing Rockingham 9 (Epping), where the results could swing to either party.
Rep. Antosz, a Families First Pledge signer, said he was most pleased by the Legislature’s balanced budget that did not raise taxes or fees or pass costs down to local communities (HB 1 & HB 2), a budget that was championed by the House under the leadership of Speaker O’Brien. He also noted the Legislature’s passage of a state ban on partial birth abortions (HB 1679) and the Legislature’s passage of a law (HB 329), despite the governor’s veto, which requires parental notification when teens seek abortions.
Among his successful efforts during the past session, Rep. Antosz co-sponsored HB 1631, a deregulatory effort that allows individuals possessing a N.H. emergency services license to provide non-emergency care at social or sporting events, and HB 1555, which allows people to defend themselves when they are in an area controlled by the state fish and game department. He also co-sponsored HB 1182, a bill that raised awareness about the potential dangers of baby food products that contain Bisphenol A (BPA).
Upon re-election, Rep. Antosz said he wants to work on another balanced budget that reduces taxes, fees and regulations, which would give N.H. small businesses confidence to create new jobs and expand within the state. In general, he also wants to support fiscal responsibility, protect personal rights, secure religious liberty and defend the unborn. He wants to continue to serve on the criminal justice committee.
Rep. Antosz will be co-sponsoring bills to reduce the Meals and Rooms Tax from 9 percent to 8 percent, to reduce the Business Profits Tax from 8.5 percent to 8 percent and to ensure that camper vehicles are not taxed as residential units. Additionally, he wants to support a Right to Work bill to ensure employees have choices in the workplace, and he wants to advance the causes of charter schools and home schooling families to ensure educational choice. All of these bills will reduce the burdens on businesses and families and promote economic development and job growth.