Deborah Arnie Arnesen

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Arnie Arnesen
Personal details
Born (1953-10-01) October 1, 1953 (age 65)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Martin Capodice (Deceased)
EducationSt. Olaf College (BA)
Vermont Law School (JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Deborah Arnie Arnesen, known as Deborah L. Arnesen, D. Arnie Arnesen or simply Arnie Arnesen (born October 1, 1953), is a Democratic media personality, 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.[2] Arnesen was elected to the Common Cause National Governing Board in 1993 and again in 1997.

Arnesen has supported a broad-based tax regime in New Hampshire, rejecting The Pledge and supporting the establishment of a state-level income tax.[3]


  1. ^ "A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: NEW HAMPSHIRE". Time. 148 (21). 1996-11-04. ISSN 0040-781X.
  2. ^ Nyhan, David (1992-06-09). "A candidate who shuns the N.H. pledge". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  3. ^ Donnelly, Harrison (1992-11-11). "Democrats Gain as Elections Usher In 8 New Governors". Education Week.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Grandmaison
Democratic nominee for Governor of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Wayne King