MANCHESTER, NH – It came right down to the final ward, but voters returned Mayor Ted Gatsas to office by a slim margin. Just 75 votes separated Gatsas from Craig based on the unofficial tally — 10,022 to 9,947.
“I am humbled by the support I have received from the voters today and truly honored to serve as your Mayor for another two years,” said Gatsas, shortly after the final count was announced.
“I want to thank Joyce Craig for joining me in energizing the voters of Manchester to come out today and vote,” Gatsas said.
Craig released the following statement Wednesday morning:
“I am incredibly proud of our honest and positive campaign for Mayor of Manchester. The results are very close and I believe that all the voters who put their faith in me today deserve to have their votes counted. In the coming days, I will talk with my family and supporters about next steps.”
Top vote-getters in other citywide races (full Ward by Ward unofficial results below):
Paul Martineau was reelected City Welfare Commissioner, 10,592 to 6,707 over Diane Guimond;
Alderman At Large: Dan O’Neil 7,698; Joe Kelly Levasseur, 7,060
School Committee At-Large: Nancy Tessier 9,562; Richard Girard 7,353.
We’ll update the story with full election results as soon as they are available.
Charter Question: Yes: 9,560 No: 8720 (position will be an appointed position starting in 2018.
Alderman: Andre Rosa 876; Kevin Cavanaugh 1,831
School Committee: Kevin A. McCue: 988; Sarah Ambrogi: 1,661
Alderman: Ron Ludwig, 1,174; Jason Cooper, 749
School Committee: Debra Gagnon Langton, 1,018; Sarah L. Browning: 735
Alderman: Patrick Long: 610; Phillip Harris: 205
School Committee: Mary Ngwanda Georges, 394; Bernard Gamache: 376
Alderman: Stephen Mathieu, 507; Christopher Herbert: 597
School Committee: Leslie Want: 571; Mark Flanders: 507
School Committee: Lisa Freeman, 485; Jeremy Dobson, 231
Alderman: Nick Pappas, 1,270; Karen Ladd, 894
School Committee: Larraine Lencki: 967; Dan Bergeron, 1,070
Alderman: William Shea: 1,086; Brian Cole: 293
School Committee: Ross Terrio, 702: Wendy Garrity: 643
Alderman: Edward Sapienza: 915; Thomas Katziantonis, 1,136.
School Committee: Jimmy Lehoux, 955; Erika Connors, 1,028
Aldeman: Raymond Hebert, 747; Bill Barry, 849.
Alderman: Russ Ouellette, 404; Normand Gamache, 513.
Alderman: Keith Hirschmann: 787; Leo Bernier, 495
School Committee: Connie Van Houten, 662; Christine Duffley, 541.
Full unofficial results below: