Related Program: On The Political Front On The Political Front For Oct. 28 By Michael Brindley • Oct 28, 2013 Related Program: On The Political Front TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 4:43 On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers discusses the legacy of longtime Executive Councilor Ray Burton. Burton, a Republican from Bath, announced over the weekend that he would not be seeking reelection after learning that his kidney cancer had returned. Tags: PoliticsRay BurtonExecutive CouncilTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Ray Burton: Cancer Back, He Will Not Run For Re-election By Chris Jensen • Oct 27, 2013 State of New Hampshire Ray Burton, a Republican who has represented the North Country for four decades, says his kidney cancer has returned and he won’t be seeking re-election. Burton has served as both Executive Councilor and a Grafton County Commissioner. Earlier this year Burton, who lives in Bath, said he had cancer but it was curable. For much of the year he has been attending functions throughout the North Country, his cancer said to be in remission.