Grateful for Councilor Ray Burton

To the Editor:

Our great state of New Hampshire and its citizens gratefully thank Councilor Ray Burton for his unwavering public service for nearly forty years.

Ray Burton, the Dean of the New Hampshire Executive Council had a great impact on all of us in New Hampshire, including nine different New Hampshire Governors he served with, but none saw it more than his constituents of District 1; his beloved North Country.

Ray Burton believed that people should get involved in government and serve their fellow citizens; whether it be local, county, state, or federal. Ray always said he wanted the North County to be well represented and to be heard from in Concord. I remember him encouraging me to serve on a state board which I had an interest in and knowledge of. I took his suggestion and have now served on three different state boards for many years, and I thank him for both his encouragement as well as his support. Many other folks in the North Country have received encouragement from Ray to serve our state and have done so over the years.

Councilor Ray Burton's legacy will be his tireless commitment to those he served in the North Country and the State of New Hampshire. Now that legacy continues in all those he has encouraged to serve; in both District 1 and throughout the state. Thank you Ray Burton for all you've done for us in the North Country and our state as a whole; you will be missed.

Thomas Thomson

Orford, N.H.

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