Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement after last night's Executive Council special election to replace Ray Burton in the 1st district.
“This is just the beginning for Mike Cryans. The North Country and its people have seen measurable improvements in their lives thanks to Mike's dedicated work as a County Commissioner along side Ray Burton.
"For more than half a century this has been a Republican stronghold. Mike's campaign proved that is no longer true, outperforming the last 20 years of Democratic campaigns for this seat. These results show that even in Republican leaning districts, New Hampshire Democrats are poised for victory in 2014."