For Immediate Release
Contact Shaun Doherty
C: 603 860-2293
Local Bedford business owner and Manchester resident Robert “Bob” Burns has announced his intention to run for the District 4 Executive Council seat, which is currently held by Chris Pappas. Burns is the former Hillsborough County Treasurer, a seat he won after beating then incumbent Pappas in 2010. Burns formerly held the position of Selectman in Manchester's Ward 12 and is currently the Deputy Treasurer in Hillsborough County. Burns won the Republican party's nomination for the District 4 Executive Council seat in 2012.
On why he wants to run for the Executive Council, Burns says "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 that the Governor of New Hampshire has the counsel of wise, independent people who will carry on the proud New Hampshire traditions of liberty, justice, and the promotion of our unique economic advantage." Burns said "It is unfortunate that Chris Pappas is more beholden to lobbyists, special interest and the establishment of the Democratic party.”
Burns 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 politics.
Burns is also actively involved in the New Hampshire Young Republicans (NHYR) serving as their National Committeeman from 2008-2013 and is currently serving as the New England Regional for the Young Republicans National Federation. 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.