Chris Sununu: Replacing Memorial Bridge important for Portsmouth

New Hampshire’s long-term solvency is critical if safety priorities are to be met

EXETER, NH - Today, Chris Sununu, candidate for New Hampshire’s District 3 Executive Council seat, issued the following statement regarding the replacement of the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth.
“It’s important that New Hampshire spend its resources wisely and carefully on high priorities, such as the replacement of the Memorial Bridge.  I support the bridge’s replacement, because it is a critical part of Portsmouth’s infrastructure and it has been ‘red-listed’ for severe safety deficiencies.
“The State of Maine has failed to uphold its end of the bargain in supporting the cost of replacing the Memorial Bridge. It will be imperative that New Hampshire officials continue working to secure Maine funding for the bridge’s replacement.
“In order to afford priorities like the Memorial Bridge replacement, we need leaders in the State House who will exercise fiscal responsibility, reduce waste, and balance the budget.  Governor Lynch and his Democrat allies have failed on all counts.  Once elected to the Executive Council, I will work to ensure our state’s long-term solvency and to prioritize spending, so that we may continue to address serious upgrades to our infrastructure.”


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.