"I’m running to be part of the solution, for our future."
Too often, we've missed chances to modernize and improve state government by leveraging technology and putting citizens at the center of government.
Too often, partisanship and politics has shut-off funding for basic family planning, including cancer screenings and annual exams, for women and families in New Hampshire.
Too often, we’ve missed opportunities to make the long term investments and data-driven decisions necessary ensure that the energy we’re putting into solving the opioid crisis is getting results.
Too often, political foot-dragging has slowed the transportation strategy we need to power a growing economy for our region - including passenger rail.
Improving State Government
Gray’s plan is simple.
“As an Executive Councilor, I plan to follow the rules that I’ve applied for years as a successful business executive in the technology sector to the important contract and personnel decisions that we need to make on the Executive Council.”
Here's Gray's approach:
Does it drive performance and innovation?
Does it drive efficiency while getting the job done?
- Are we getting a good deal for our money?
- Does the candidate have the professional background to exceed expectations?
- Do they have ‘fire in the belly’ to put in the effort it will take to be a success?
- Are they smart enough to look at the data and brave enough to drive positive change?
Finally, from his years starting and running successful businesses, Gray has learned the first and last word in business is the customer.
"In business, I’ve learned that if you pay more attention to your customers than your competitors, you’ll succeed. I believe it should work the same way in government - if we pay attention more attention to people and taxpayers than partisans and politics, our government will be more successful.”
The Role Of Executive Council Member
Gray Chynoweth Is Running For Executive Council, 4th District
The Executive Council is a unique feature of NH state government. It’s made up of five elected executive council members; each represents around 240,000 NH citizens.
The 4th district includes the cities and towns of Allenstown, Auburn, Barrington, Bedford, Bow, Candia, Chichester, Deerfield, Epsom, Goffstown, Hooksett, Lee, Londonderry, Loudon, Northwood, Nottingham, Pembroke, Pittsfield, and Manchester.
The council was designed to act as an additional check to the power of New Hampshire’s Governor.
At a high level, Gray’s role would be to work with the Governor and other executive council members to:
Approve all state contracts over $25,000 (the total value of contracts can exceed $5 billion government dollars)
Review and approve the state’s NH long-term infrastructure plans
Review and approve nominations roughly 300 positions, from judges and executive branch agency heads to notaries public.
“Based on my private sector experience driving growth and innovation at some of New Hampshire's most successful technology companies, I’m running for the executive council to make sure the States' customers -- our citizens and taxpayers -- are getting the services we deserve and are paying for.”