Mike Cryans For Executive Council

As Executive Councilor, Mike will invest in the economy, protect taxpayers, and fight to strengthen New Hampshire’s middle class, as he did as Grafton County Commissioner. During his 17 years serving the people of Grafton County, almost all of them side by side with Ray Burton, Mike demonstrated the temperament of a bipartisan problem solver working across the aisle to fight for the interests of Grafton County.

Protecting Taxpayers:

Mike has a proven record of saving the taxpayer money by finding more effective and cost-efficient methods to administer  government services and facilities. As County Commissioner he asked the tough questions and fought to hold government contractors and State agencies accountable to the taxpayer. As a result county construction projects have come in under budget saving taxpayers hard earned money, including the construction of a county prison, which Mike was able to reduce from half its projected cost.

Investing in New Hampshire’s Economy:

The first district’s Executive Councilor does more than approve state contracts and confirm judicial and executive appointments; they are the advocate for the dozens of communities spanning four counties and over half the state’s land mass. Just as he has done as County Commissioner, Mike will make investing in New Hampshire’s economy one of his top priorities. That includes investing in the region’s infrastructure; maintaining the roads and bridges that New Hampshire businesses rely on every day to transport their products and sustain area’s important tourism economy.  Mike believes that a successful economy begins with success in the classroom.  As Executive Councilor, he will fight to increase funding that prepares the next generation for the jobs of the 21st Century, and provide for programs that provide a pipeline from local schools to decent middle class jobs.

Strengthening the Middle Class:

Equally important as investing in the programs and infrastructure that sustain the area’s economy, Mike will advocate for measures that protect working families and strengthen the middle class. He will work with local businesses to provide them with access to resources that will make them more competitive and lower health insurance burdens. On the Council, Mike will fight for working families and the vulnerable, advocating for medicaid expansion, an increase in the state minimum wage,  strengthened consumer protections, and Mike will support efforts to help our seniors.

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Milton Democrats Caucus, Elect Officers

Milton Democrats Caucus, Elect Officers

Milton Democrats met Sunday, February 23rd to elect officers for 2014. Ellen Kriete will serve as Chair, Larry Brown as Vice Chair, Candace Cole-McRae as Treasurer, Susann Foster Brown as Secretary, and James Kelley will be Delegate-at-large. Discussion ranged from the upcoming mid-term elections to the value of the new tri-town meeting format. The Milton Democrats are partnering with Farmington and New Durham committees for rotating monthly meetings. Joining forces in this way is a powerful method of idea sharing and will lead to mutual support for various campaigns.

MILTON DEMS CAUCUS- Sunday 2/23 4pm At The Emma Ramsey Center


 Sunday February 23rd
 4 p.m. at the Emma Ramsey Center
 Open to all registered Democrats who are resident in Milton/Milton Mills.
  Join us!

Milton’s New Fire Station On Town Warrant

Town Vote Results March 12, 2013
YES: 447 NO: 334

The Fire Station recieved 57% of the needed 60% of voters missing approval by only 21 voters.



Milton Candidates Forum Feb. 20 At 6 p.m. At Milton Town Hall On White Mountain Highway

There will be a Milton Candidates Forum Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at Milton Town Hall on White Mountain Highway.

All candidates for Town or School offices are invited to attend.

The event is open to the public and voters will have the opportunity to question each group of candidates.

For more information contact Susann Brown at 652-4306 or sfb@metrocast.net.

Candidates for town office include:

SELECTMAN – 1 for 3 years: Tom F. Gray, Michael Troy Bernier

TREASURER - 1 for 1 year: Pamela J. Arnold

FIRE CHIEF – 1 for 1 year: Nicholas Marique

PLANNING BOARD – 2 for 3 years: Brian Boyers

BUDGET COMMITTEE: 2 for 2 years, 1 for 3 years:

Robert P. Carrier (2yr),Jennifer Crone (2yr)

LIBRARY TRUSTEE – 1 for 1 year, 1 for 2 years, 1 for 3 years:

Les Elder (1yr) Laurie B. Palmeira (2yr) Larry Brown (3yr)

TRUSTEE OF TRUST FUNDS – 1 for 3 years: Karen Brown

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT – 1 for 1 year, 1 for 3 years:

Stanley J. Nadeau (1yr), Lue Snyder (3yr)

CEMETERY TRUSTEE – 1 for 2 years, 1 for 3 years:

Larry Brown (2yr)

MODERATOR – 1 for 2 years: Chris Jacobs

SUPERVISOR of the CHECKLIST – 1 for 4 years, 1 for 6 years:

Brandy Banks (4yr) Karen Brown (6yr)

School candidates

SCHOOL BOARD 1 for 1 year; 1for 3 years:

Paul Steer (1yr), Larry Brown (1yr), Lue Snyder (3yr), Brandy Banks (3yr)


SCHOOL MODERATOR - 1 for 1 year: Chris Jacobs (1yr)

SCHOOL TREASURER – 1 for 1 year: Kristine M. Giunco (1yr)

Rich Leonard Announces for Senate District 6 Race

Milton, NH – Rich Leonard of New Durham announced Wednesday that he will seek election to New Hampshire’s District 6 State Senate seat. NH Senate District 6 encompasses the communities of Alton, Barnstead, Farmington, Gilmanton, Rochester, and New Durham.

Rich Leonard
“It’s time the families and businesses in the Senate District 6 had a State Senator who shares their values and will work hard to represent them in a civil and bi-partisan manner,” said Leonard, a moderate Democrat, in making the announcement. “In the State Senate, I will work across party lines to strengthen New Hampshire’s economy, build stronger schools and keep college affordable. I will also strive to promote opportunities for working families and defend taxpayers.”

Rich opposes a state income and sales tax. He vigorously supports Community College programs, such as Great Bay in Rochester, that work with local businesses to train workers for living wage careers. He is a strong advocate of student voting rights. He will work for expanding renewable energy and the protection of New Hampshire’s natural resources.

Leonard is a practicing Pharmacist in Alton, NH. He also serves as a member of the Strafford County Public Health Advisory Council-Executive Committee and the Strafford County UNH Cooperative Extension Service Advisory Council. Prior to moving to New Durham, he lived in Rochester for 26 years. Rich is also the owner of Miller Farm that provides apples, peaches, and maple syrup to the District. He holds a B.S. (1975) from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Widowed in 2011, he has four children and eight grandchildren.

Note: Milton is not part of NH Senate District 6, but our readers and followers may have friends and family from those District 6 towns who would be interested.  Please pass on the word.

Learn more about Rich on his website at www.RichLeonard4NH.org.

Tri Town Committee Meeting Rescheduled

Milton, NH: The Tri Town Committee Meeting, for the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, which was scheduled to be held tonight (February 13) at 7:00 PM at the New Durham Library  has been cancelled due to the storm.  We want everyone to stay safe and off the streets.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 at the New Durham Library. This is the same night as Milton's Candidate's Forum.

On the agenda, Representative Bob Perry will give a legislative up date and Theo Groh from the NH Democratic Party will give an interactive presentation on phone banks.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a well charged cell phone.
Mark your calendars and plan on attending.

For more information, please contact the Milton Democratic Committee.

Important Vote-Town Meeting Today, Nute High School Cafeteria At 1:00PM

As many of you are aware, the SB2 format has drastically reduced the numbers of people who attend Town Meeting, but the deliberative session is critical to upholding the very detailed and thoughtful work over many months put in by the Budget Committee. That committee meets with every department, goes over every request. They know what needs to be done and what it will cost.

I do hope you’ll attend today – Nute High School cafeteria at 1:00 p.m. Your vote is very important.