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Hillsborough County Sheriff Candidate Will Protect Citizens’ Natural Rights to Life, Liberty and Property
Hillsborough County Treasurer, Robert “Bob” Burns of Bedford filed paperwork today to form a political action committee and announced plans to run for the District 4 Executive Council seat being vacated by Raymond J. Wieczorek. Confirming he would not seek reelection as County Treasurer Burns said, “Serving as County Treasurer has given me valuable experience and insight that will be an asset while serving as an Executive Councilor.”
Burns previously was a selectman in Manchester’s Ward 12. He is a Bedford business owner and lifelong New Hampshire resident. Bob Burns is running for Executive Council because, “It is imperative that we have strong fiscal conservatives on the Executive Council. I bring many different types of business experience to the table, having spent over 10 years in manufacturing industry. I look forward to running against Chris Pappas again this November.”
Burns also announced that State Representative Shaun Doherty has signed on to be his campaign manager and treasurer. He said, “I am honored to have someone with Shaun’s experience join my team; Shaun has a proven record of winning elections.”
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Shaun Doherty Bio
Shaun Doherty is a lifelong resident of Pelham, serving his second term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. While a student at Rivier College, Doherty was elected to the legislature in 2008 at age 20. He serves on the Election Law committee and sponsored numerous pieces of legislation, including bills to bring financial literacy education to every high school student in the state and a bill to honor a local fallen soldier. In the 2010 election, Doherty was the second leading vote-getter in the state legislature, only behind the Majority Leader. Doherty has had a lifelong interest in politics and government. In 2004, he was the youngest town chairman in the nation for President Bush's reelection campaign. For each election since 2004, Doherty served as a town chairman for Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek's campaigns. Doherty served as a staffer on Frank Guinta's 2007 successful reelection campaign for Manchester Mayor. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, he was the Youth Chairman for John McCain. In 2010, Doherty earned a B.A. in Communications from Rivier College. He is currently the Southern Regional Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Young Republicans.
Concord, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement on Democratic candidate Peter Sullivan's victory in the Hillsborough District 10 special election.
"Peter Sullivan's victory tonight is yet another example of New Hampshire voters' complete and total rejection of the reckless Republican agenda that Bill O'Brien has been forcing upon Granite Staters. New Hampshire voters turned out in historic numbers to oppose this out of control and out of touch Republican majority and its relentless attacks on women, seniors, students and workers. This election has taught us that guns in schools, the elimination of public kindergarten, and attempts to undermine the separation of powers of New Hampshire government are not Granite State values," said Buckley
"Tonight, as in three previous special elections, New Hampshire voters have sent a clear message that right to work for less, slashing of funding of public education, putting corporations before people, and the rest of the radical Free State agenda is fundamentally at odds with the values of the people of this state."
Local business owner and Bedford resident Robert “Bob” Burns has announced his intention to explore running for the Executive Council seat currently held by the retiring Raymond Wieczorek. Burns is the current Hillsborough County Treasurer, a seat he won after beating incumbent Chris Pappas in 2010. Burns formerly held the position of Selectman in the 12th ward of Manchester. Burns is also the Treasurer of the Bedford Republican Committee.
He attended Bedford public schools and graduated from Manchester High School West. In 2002 he earned a degree in Business Management from Keene State College. Bob has had a lifelong interest in New Hampshire Republican politics. From an early age he attended legislative sessions in Concord with his mother, Rep. Leslie Burns, who served three terms as a New Hampshire State Representative from 1982 – 1988. Bob’s work with the 2008 Mike Huckabee presidential bid earned him an Alternate Delegate spot at the Republican Convention in St Paul MN.
He is also actively involved in the New Hampshire Young Republicans (NHYR) serving as their National Committeeman since 2008. Burns has received both National and Local Awards for his involvement with the Young Republicans. In 2010, he was presented with the Gipper Award by Congressman Paul Ryan. The Gipper Award is given each year at the Annual Convention to an outstanding NHYR who has worked hard to spread the message of Ronald Reagan..
On why he wants to run for the Executive Council Burns says, “I think it’s important for Republicans to continue the great work done by Councilor Ray Wieczorik. Councilor Wieczorik served District 4 with such strong leadership by expanding the Airport into a huge economic generator for Southern NH, bringing us the Version Wireless Arena, and standing up for life by opposing Planned Parenthood’s state contract. I believe the most important responsibilities of the Council are the confirmation of executives to head New Hampshire’s departments, judicial appointments, and the approval of state contracts. We need to ensure the next Governor of New Hampshire has the counsel of wise people who will carry on the proud New Hampshire traditions of liberty, justice, and the promotion of our unique economic advantage.”