Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley issued the following statement on the passing of Executive Councilor Ray Burton:
“Councilor Burton epitomized public service in New Hampshire and his passing is a great loss to the state he served so well for so long.
“During a lifetime of service, Ray fought relentlessly in support of the best interests of those he represented. He never allowed policymakers to lose site of the great people and unique places that make up the state’s North Country, and he worked every day to ensure their successes, and their challenges, were well understood.
“As a mentor and a teacher, Ray sought to open the doors of government to anyone who wanted to join its ranks. Because of him, generations of leaders will continue to improve our state with the zeal for service that Councilor Burton displayed over his lifetime.”