Concord - New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the passing of Executive Councilor Ray Burton:
"Executive Councilor Ray Burton was a true public servant, a bipartisan leader and a tireless champion for the North Country. Ray 's dedication to his job was legendary and it earned him the unwavering support and admiration of his constituents. For nearly forty years, he set the gold standard for public service in our state, and inspired generations of Granite Staters to give back to their communities and help others.
"I am personally saddened by this loss. Ray was a good man, a steady mentor and an example of humility in service for all of us. I will never forget the lessons learned from him and the friendship we shared.
"New Hampshire has lost a legend who can never be replaced. Our state is a better place as a result of Ray's service and accomplishments, and his memory will live on for years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with Ray's family during this difficult time."