Craig announces endorsements by former NAACP leader, 50 Manchester GOP voters

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Friday, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig’s re-election campaign released a pair of endorsement announcements to kick off the last full-month of the 2021 municipal election season.

Former Manchester NAACP President Woullard Lett endorsed Craig, joined by a separate list of 50 registered Manchester Republicans stating they will support Craig.

I will be voting for Joyce Craig on November 2nd because she represents the full community rather than a particular party,” said Lett. “In her time as Mayor we’ve seen the city maintain a steady course despite unprecedented troubled times. I know that Joyce will be the best Mayor to help us move forward.” 

“I’m grateful to have the support of Democrats, Independents and Republicans from across Manchester,” said Craig. “As Mayor, I have a proven track record of working across the aisle to make positive change — from making historic investments in infrastructure, passing $43 million in American Rescue Plan funding, increasing the number of police officers on the streets, increasing affordable housing, and more.”

The list of Republicans released by the Craig campaign can be found below and includes Lett, who is also a registered Republican.

  • Jennifer Aube
  • Ted Aube
  • Deborah Barry
  • Michael Cote
  • Pauline Cote
  • Woullard Lett
  • Karen Long
  • Roland Martin
  • Lucien Trudeau
  • Jeremy Hitchcock
  • Richard Leclerc
  • William Berry
  • Luke Gagne
  • Barbara Vigneault
  • Jason Soukup
  • Rob Miller
  • Thomas Lynch
  • Victor Goulet
  • Normand R. Lemerise
  • Michael Vigneault
  • Adele Baker
  • Tom Boucher
  • James Colby
  • Thomas Delacey
  • Alexander Gatzoulis
  • Judy Goonan
  • Ginger Goonan
  • Edward Stewart
  • George Tosatti
  • Lisa Walsh
  • Alma Gelinas
  • Paul Gelinas
  • Max Latona
  • Nancy Soares
  • Michael Welch
  • Raymond Pettigrew
  • Joan Banks
  • Joseph Banks
  • Russell Boynton
  • Stephen Cairns
  • Megan Cairns
  • Claudia Carr
  • Thomas Hammond
  • Camille Madden
  • Peter Madden
  • Christopher Skaperdas
  • Marina Skaperdas
  • Bruce Thomas
  • Debby Thomas
  • Michael Walsh
  • Joe Smith
  • Terry Smith
  • Nick Vailas
  • Shane Vattes
  • Charlie Goodwin

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.