Chris Sununu Press Release: Stop the Salem Toll Booth

Voters deserve better than a rubber stamp; Toll booth will kill retail economy and job growth

EXETER – Today, Chris Sununu, Republican candidate for New Hampshire’s District 3 Executive Council seat, issued the following statement:
“Interstate 93 is the economic artery to the state, and clogging it up with a toll booth in Salem will simply destroy the state’s retail economy and kill job growth.  Councilor Hollingworth and Governor Lynch have shown no leadership on this issue and are hiding behind unelected DOT bureaucrats who have taken control of the process.
“As an Executive Councilor, I will stand up for my constituents and carry their concerns directly to the Governor. I will stop any attempt to erect a toll both in Salem when I am on the Council.  
“Bev Hollingworth has acquiesced at every stage of this process.  District 3 voters deserve better than a rubber stamp for the Governor and his agency bureaucrats.  
“I commend John Stephen for taking a stand against this ill-conceived plan, and I appreciate his shining a light on the lack of leadership in the corner office.”

New Hampshire’s Executive Council District 3 consists of the following cities and towns: Atkinson, Barrington, Brentwood, Chester, Danville, Dover, Durham, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Lee, Madbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Nottingham, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rye, Salem, Sandown, Seabrook, South Hampton, Stratham, and Windham.