THANK YOU for not just reelecting me to serve all of Portsmouth, but increasing my margin of victory from twelve votes in 2015, to seven hundred and eighty-two votes this past election!

All politics are local. My experiences in Baghdad led me to relentlessly pursue achieving energy independence, mitigating climate change, and protecting our natural resources. As individuals, communities, and as a city, we all have a stake in a more sustainable future. I am excited to soon bring forward for City Council adoption the Renewable Energy Committee's local energy policy. In addition to being a framework for the government of the City of Portsmouth, the policy will also be for residents, businesses, and Pease to all become part of a Net Zero Energy Community.

I look forward to continuing to champion issues residents bring to my attention, offer forward thinking individual initiatives, and work with the other City Councilors to keep Portsmouth vibrant.


Articles on some of my efforts since the 2017 election:

City increases disabled veterans property tax credit
March 04, 2019
The City Council voted unanimously to increase the property tax credit for veterans who suffered a total disability while serving their country.

Portsmouth councilor: Increase disabled veterans tax credit
February 28, 2019
City Councilor Josh Denton believes disabled veterans deserve all the help the city can give them.

PS21 to host 'Paris to Portsmouth' part 2
February 11, 2019
As a sequel to Edward Cameron's presentation in April 2018 titled "Paris to Portsmouth," PS21 will present part II.

Portsmouth City Council seeks to increase pay
February 05, 2019
The City Council voted 8-0 to refer a proposed charter amendment to eliminate the cap for City Council pay to City Manager John Bohenko.

City, PPAF to discuss permanent stage in park
January 13, 2019
City Manager John Bohenko is scheduled to meet with representatives from the Prescott Park Arts Festival to talk about their desire to build a new covered stage.

Portsmouth councilor wants to back law for plastics ban
January 09, 2019
City Councilor Josh Denton plans to ask the City Council to let him speak on its behalf in support of state enabling legislation that would allow municipalities to "regulate the distribution of single-use plastics."

North Hampton debates putting Keno on town warrant
December 13, 2018
The Select Board may decide this month whether to ask voters if they want to allow Keno to be played in the town's businesses.

Portsmouth Elks to make push for Keno
December 08, 2018
The City Council in September 2017 rejected an effort to put a question on that year's municipal ballot about whether voters wanted to allow Keno gambling in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth celebrates opening of parking garage
October 31, 2018
City officials and staff on Wednesday morning celebrated the grand opening of the new five-story, 600-space Foundry Place Garage in the North End.

Denton pitches wind turbine on City Hall
October 14, 2018

Health of Great Bay, local estuaries topic for public event
October 08, 2018

Restaurants, breweries compete in 29th WHEB Chili Cook-off
October 07, 2018

Portsmouth delays vote on increasing parking rates
October 01, 2018

Housing at Pease? Portsmouth supports studying it
September 18, 2018

Portsmouth council expands solar energy exemption
September 11, 2018

Arts Festival weathers costly storm of wet season
September 09, 2018

National Drive Electric Week promotes benefits of EVs
August 30, 2018

City Council to consider expanding solar energy exemption
August 28, 2018

International Portsmouth conference still planned despite losing city backing
August 28, 2018

Portsmouth council divided on new residency policy for city boards
August 21, 2018

Trump rollback on car emissions draws criticisms
August 12, 2018

Portsmouth council approves $113M FY19 budget
June 04, 2018
The City Council, by a vote of 8-1, passed the proposed 2019 fiscal year budget of $113,009,093 on Monday night.

Denton seeks to expand Portsmouth's renewable energy tax break
April 10, 2018
City Councilor Josh Denton is reminding residents and business owners who have installed a solar array they have until Sunday, April 15 to apply for a city tax exemption this year if they're not already getting it.

Portsmouth Veterans Tax Credit Enrollment Runs through April 15
March 12, 2018
Veterans who haven't done so yet have until April 15 to sign up for the city's $500 all-veterans tax credit for the upcoming tax year.

Portsmouth City Council to discuss charter amendments Tuesday
February 19, 2018
The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and second reading Tuesday night on a new ordinance based on charter amendments.

Adopt the Flexible Renewable Energy Policy
February 19, 2018
The City Council is considering adopting a local energy policy envisioned by our 2025 Master Plan to guide Portsmouth towards using more sustainable

Councilor Denton wants Portsmouth to be a 'net zero energy' community
February 01, 2018
City Councilor Josh Denton said he plans to share a proposed "renewable energy policy" with his fellow city councilors at their Monday night meeting.

City Council appoints Hilson to Police Commission
January 17, 2018
The City Council voted 8-1 to appoint the Rev. Arthur Hilson to fill the Police Commission seat vacated by Joseph Plaia in December.

City to partner with Redgate/Kane on McIntyre project
January 16, 2018
The City Council voted 7-1 to choose Redgate/Kane as its development partner as it moves forward with a public/private partnership to try to redevelop the McIntyre Federal Building.

Opioid "safe station" proposed in Portsmouth
January 12, 2018
City Councilor Josh Denton proposes creating a city "safe station" for people who are struggling with addiction and need immediate help.

VFW to sell post to State Street Saloon owner
November 18, 2017
Members of the VFW Post 168 on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to authorize its board to begin negotiating the sale of the property.