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Mike Cryans is best candidate to carry on legacy of Ray Burton

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To The Daily Sun,

I am writing to urge your readers to vote for Mike Cryans in the District One Executive Council special election on March 11. No one is better suited to succeed Ray Burton than Democrat Mike Cryans. A longtime friend of Ray's, Mike was endorsed by Ray to be a Grafton County Commissioner and served with him in that capacity for 16 years. Born in northern New Hampshire, Mike has been a lifelong resident in this state. He understands small town New Hampshire issues and values, from the Lakes Region to the Connecticut River to the Canadian border.

Mike is running for Executive Council for Ray Burton's old seat to leverage the power and position of the Executive Council to promote education, infrastructure improvements and economic development in the huge part of New Hampshire that is District One and to secure state contracts that will bring jobs to this area.

Hardworking, decent to his core, and committed to the best interests of his constituents, Mike's commitment to community and public service is exemplary. In his various roles in the private and public sector, he has advocated effectively to improve the lives of some of the least fortunate and made our communities stronger in the process.

To help working families and taxpayers in District One, he will work in a bipartisan manner, as he did as Grafton County Commissioner, to create jobs and support local business. As Executive Councilor, Mike will publicize unique issues affecting northern New Hampshire and will hold state government accountable to its people. Following the example of Ray Burton, Mike will ensure that the heads of state agencies visit the communities of District One to learn about the multitude of issues facing the area firsthand.

I urge you to vote for Mike Cryans on March 11. I believe he is the best candidate to succeed Ray Burton and carry on his legacy.

Anne Rogers