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Letter: Cryans for Executive Council

The voters in Executive Council District 1 will soon have the opportunity to fill the seat long held by Ray Burton. I hope you will join me in supporting Mike Cryans on March 11.

Cryans represents the best of New Hampshire values. A native of Littleton and longtime resident of Hanover, he offers experience as a public-school educator, as a senior executive in the financial services industry, and as a small businessman running a nonprofit social services organization. In addition, Cryans has served for 16 years on the Grafton County Commission and worked alongside Burton all that time.

Cryans’s work in education, finance, human services and public service makes him the best choice to succeed Burton, whose three surviving siblings – two Republicans and a Democrat – unanimously endorsed Cryans last week in recognition of his abilities to represent the best interests of District 1.

With 126 municipalities and locations covering more than two-thirds of the land mass of our state, District 1 reflects a sweeping diversity of cultural, political and economic circumstances. Burton’s great talent was in representing this diversity in his decision-making. Never a strident partisan or a dogmatic ideologue, he was the master of the productive compromise. The only thing Burton never compromised on was his love and respect for the North Country.

We need an executive councilor to pick up where Burton left off. Cryans will bring the breadth of experience and the depth of good judgment that the Executive Council requires.



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