Fosters: Tri-City mayors endorse Warmington for Executive Council

DOVER — The mayors of Somersworth, Rochester and Dover announced they are endorsing Cinde Warmington for state Executive Council District 2.

Mayors Dana Hilliard of Somersworth, Caroline McCarley of Rochester and Bob Carrier of Dover are united in their support for Warmington to represent their cities on the Executive Council.

“Cinde has the experience, the energy and the determination to make sure that our district has a voice of reason in Concord,” Hilliard said. “Cinde understands the complex needs of District 2, from Somersworth all the way to Keene, and knows the vast difference between our local economies and local needs. As mayor of the smallest city in the state of New Hampshire, I know that Cinde will not only represent the needs of the Hilltop City, but the needs of all the communities in District 2.”

McCarley said Warmington’s background in health care makes her well suited to serve as an executive councilor.

“Having someone as knowledgeable as Cinde will guarantee that the right questions will be asked,” McCarley said.

Carrier added, “We need an executive councilor who will ask critical questions as we rebuild from this crisis, and who will passionately advocate for the needs of our local communities. I know that with Cinde’s health care expertise and history of activism, she’ll be that leader from day one.”

Warmington said the Tri-Cities are an important part of District 2, adding the support of the three mayors “is just the beginning of a long-standing partnership to serve these communities, from City Hall to the Statehouse. I am enormously grateful to have them standing with me.”

Hilliard is serving his fourth term as mayor of Somersworth. A former state representative and a public school principal, he is known as one of New Hampshire’s most prominent LGBTQ+ leaders.

McCarley is serving her fourth term as mayor of Rochester. She formerly served in the state Senate and as chair of Rochester’s School Board.

Carrier is serving his first term as mayor of Dover. He served on Dover’s City Council for 12 years, including six as deputy mayor.

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