To The Daily Sun,
I am writing to voice my strong support of Mike Cryans to serve as the next Executive Councilor for District 1.
I've had the opportunity of knowing Mike Cryans for over 30 years. Mike was born and raised in Littleton. His father, Andrew, was a Korean War and World War II veteran, and worked as a local carpenter. Mike's mother, Evelyn, who still lives in Littleton, was a homemaker. Together they instilled in Mike the value of hard work, giving back to the community, and the importance of a good education. A former teacher with deep roots in District 1, Mike Cryans has the background and values to serve us well on the Executive Council.
The Executive Council plays a unique and important role in New Hampshire state government. The five members of the Executive Council serve in concert with the Governor over the administration of key aspects of state government: approving nominations from the Governor of judges, commissioners, notaries public, justices of the peace, and commissioners of deeds; approving all state contracts with a value of $10,000 or more, and hearing requests for pardons, among other functions. It is therefore essential that those serving on the Executive Council demonstrate the highest level of public service and commitment to our state. In my view, Mike Cryans is the best person to serve in this important position for District 1.
Mike Cryans has served the people of Grafton County for the past 17 years as a county commissioner, acting side by side with the late great Ray Burton in a bi-partisan manner to do the people's work. Mike Cryans will bring a commitment to promote economic development in District 1, and to continue to be a strong advocate for education. I cannot think of a better person to represent District 1 on the Executive Council.
Please join me in voting for Mike Cryans for Executive Council on March 11. You will be glad you did.
Deborah R. Reynolds
Former State Senator