Jeff Woodburn http://nhpr.org en Executive Councilor Ray Burton Easily Wins Re-election (No Big Surprise) http://nhpr.org/post/executive-councilor-ray-burton-easily-wins-re-election-no-big-surprise <p>In the North Country, a longtime Executive Councilor held on to his seat and a Democrat snagged an open senate seat.&nbsp; NHPR’s Chris Jensen has more.</p><p></p><p>Executive Councilor Ray Burton, a Republican from Bath, faced a challenge from Beth Funicella, a Democrat from Jackson.</p><p>Probably to nobody’s surprise the veteran Burton easily beat Funicella.</p><p>With 90 percent of the precincts reporting Burton had almost 68,000 votes.</p><p>That was roughly 22,000 more&nbsp; than Funicella.</p><p>The other big race was for the senate seat vacated by Republican John Gallus.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:21:40 +0000 Chris Jensen 16381 at http://nhpr.org