Letter: Mike Cryans Is One of Us

To the Editor:

I hope you will join the thousands of Democrats, independents and Republicans voting for Michael Cryans in the special election on Tuesday to fill Ray Burton’s seat on the New Hampshire Executive Council. There is no one better suited to succeed Ray Burton than Mike Cryans, a Hanover Democrat and a native of Littleton. A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, Mike has served as a Grafton County commissioner for the past 17 years. Most of that time he worked closely with Ray Burton, whose family recently endorsed Mike over his Republican opponent.

Mike is hardworking and committed to community and the best interest of his constituents in New Hampshire communities. As executive councilor, Mike’s focus will be on investing in the economy, protecting taxpayers and strengthening the middle class — the same priorities he had as a county commissioner. Mike will be there for us and, like Ray, he understands the importance of being available to his constituents — always following up in a timely manner.

Mike opposes the Northern Pass and will fight to improve our roads and infrastructure in the most cost-efficient way. As a former teacher, Mike understands that a successful economy starts in the classroom. He will fight to reinvest in our schools, so that our students receive the education they deserve. During his years serving the people of Grafton County, he delivered real success by working with members of both parties.

The District 1 executive councilor not only approves state contracts, but represents the voice of all towns spanning seven counties within half the state’s land mass. I believe that Mike Cryans is the best candidate to continue Ray Burton’s commitment and service to the working families of northern New Hampshire. He is one of us and will do an excellent job representing our interests in Concord.

Carol Perera Weingeist