Executive Councilor Ray Burton Easily Wins Re-election (No Big Surprise)

Nov 7, 2012

In the North Country, a longtime Executive Councilor held on to his seat and a Democrat snagged an open senate seat.  NHPR’s Chris Jensen has more.

Executive Councilor Ray Burton, a Republican from Bath, faced a challenge from Beth Funicella, a Democrat from Jackson.

Probably to nobody’s surprise the veteran Burton easily beat Funicella.

With 90 percent of the precincts reporting Burton had almost 68,000 votes.

That was roughly 22,000 more  than Funicella.

The other big race was for the senate seat vacated by Republican John Gallus.

Democrat Jeff Woodburn of Dalton beat Debi Warner, a Republican from Littleton.

With almost all the precincts reporting Woodburn had about 13,600 votes.

votes.

That compared to roughly 9,000 for Warner.

For NHPR News this is Chris Jensen