Senate President Morse’s Statement on Passing of Councilor Burton

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse released the following statement today on the passing of Executive Councilor Raymond S. Burton:

“The passing of Councilor Burton is a tremendous loss for the State of New Hampshire.  As a public servant, educator, volunteer and friend, Ray was a larger-than-life figure whose contributions to our state could never be truly quantified.

“He will always be remembered as a tireless and effective fighter for the people, places, and way of life that defined his beloved North Country.  He recognized that serving his constituents was about more than garnering votes, it was about doing what he could to improve the lives of those who trusted him to serve.  We take comfort in knowing his spirit will live on through those he helped, mentored, and inspired throughout his distinguished career.


“Susan and I extend our prayers to Ray’s family and close friends at this difficult time and thank them for sharing him with us for so many years.”