Deborah Arnie Arnesen

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D. Arnie Arnesen
former New Hampshire State Representative from Orford, New Hampshire
In office
1985[1] – 1993[1]
Personal details
Born (1953-10-01) October 1, 1953 (age 61)[1]
Brooklyn, New York,[1] USA
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Martin J. Capodice [2]
Children Melissa Denison Arnesen-Trunzo[3]
Kirsten Drew Arnesen-Trunzo
Residence Concord, New Hampshire
Alma mater St. Olaf College [1]
Vermont Law School[1]
Occupation radio and TV commentator, host of The Attitude, a nationally syndicated daily radio show, and The Best of the Attitude, a syndicated weekly show.
Religion Protestant[1]

Deborah Arnie Arnesen, known as Deborah L. Arnesen, D. Arnie Arnesen or simply Arnie Arnesen (born October 1, 1953), is a liberal Democratic media personality, a former fellow of the Harvard Institute of Politics, and a former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Orford, New Hampshire. She was the Democratic nominee in the New Hampshire 1992 gubernatorial race and also ran for U.S. Congress in 1996.[1] She was born in Brooklyn, New York to a Norwegian father and an Italian mother.[4]

Views on issues[edit]

Regarding taxes Arnesen has been an adamant supporter of a more equitable, broad-based tax regime in New Hampshire, rejecting The Pledge and supporting the establishment of a state-level income tax.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: NEW HAMPSHIRE". Time 148 (21). 1996-11-04. ISSN 0040-781X. 
  2. ^ Pindell, James (2007-04-27). "Giuliani holds first NH town hall". Primary Source. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  3. ^ Arnesen-Trunzo, Melissa (2009-01-30). "Essay on Learning". Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  4. ^ Nyhan, David (1992-06-09). "A candidate who shuns the N.H. pledge". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  5. ^ Donnelly, Harrison (1992-11-11). "Democrats Gain as Elections Usher In 8 New Governors". Education Week. 

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