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John Lynch on Crime

Democratic NH Governor


Maintain truth-in-sentencing law

Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?

A: I support expanding counseling and substance abuse treatment. But we must maintain our truth-in-sentencing law and ensure that offenders serve at least all of their minimum sentences.

Source: N.H. Gubernatorial 2010 PVS Political Courage Test , Nov 3, 2010

Increase sentences for offenders agasint seniors & kids

John Lynch fought to pass one of the nation’s toughest laws against people who prey sexually on children. Under John Lynch, New Hampshire has put in place a new, enhanced sentencing law that increases sentences for offenders who exploit citizens over age 65 and take advantage of a victim’s age, or impaired physical or mental condition.
Source: 2006 Gubernatorial campaign website johnlynch06.com “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Support NH’s current death penalty

I support NH’s current death penalty law. As Governor, I fought for and signed one of the toughest laws in the nation against sexual predators, and we passed new laws cracking down on the dangerous drug crystal meth. We recently opened a new youth facility, and are improving our adult corrections system.
Source: 2006 N.H. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test , Nov 7, 2006

Other governors on Crime: John Lynch on other issues:
NH Gubernatorial:
Maggie Hassan
NH Senatorial:
Jeanne Shaheen
Kelly Ayotte

Newly elected Nov. 2012:
IN: Mike Pence (R)
NC: Pat McCrory (R)
NH: Maggie Hassan (D)
MT: Steve Bullock (D)
WA: Jay Inslee (D)

Re-elected 2012:
DE: Jack Markell (D)
MO: Jay Nixon (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
UT: Gary Herbert (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Up for re-election 2013:
NJ: Chris Christie
VA: Bob McDonnell
Up for re-election 2014:
AK: Sean Parnell
AL: Robert Bentley
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Jerry Brown
CO: John Hickenlooper
CT: Dan Malloy
FL: Rick Scott
GA: Nathan Deal
HI: Neil Abercrombie
IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
IL: Pat Quinn
KS: Sam Brownback
MA: Deval Patrick
MD: Martin O'Malley
ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
NY: Andrew Cuomo
OH: John Kasich
OK: Mary Fallin
OR: John Kitzhaber
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
SC: Nikki Haley
SD: Dennis Daugaard
TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
WI: Scott Walker
WY: Matt Mead
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Page last updated: Apr 25, 2013