MANCHESTER, NH – Mayor Ted Gatsas and Alderman Joyce Craig were the top vote-getters in the Sept. 15 primary election, by a significant margin, over the other three candidates.
Gatsas had 5,177 votes to Craig’s 4,553, followed by Patrick Arnold with 1,860 votes; Jawad Alibaba Shaikh with 458 and Glenn Ouellette with 117.
Unofficial results were provided by City Clerk Matthew Normand Tuesday night, and are included below.
“I am very pleased with the results and continue to be honored that the voters support my campaign,” said Gatsas, after the preliminary results were tabulated. “We had a strong showing and won 10 of the 12 city wards, and I’m grateful for the support I’ve received tonight. It’s clear that we have a real race, and I look forward to drawing a clear distinction for the voters between my record and Alderman Craig’s, so they have an obvious choice in November.”
Craig said the primary results shows voters are ready for change.
“We are pleased and encouraged by the results. The majority of voters in Manchester voted for change tonight. It’s time for a new mayor and I want to be that mayor. Mayor Gatsas out raised us and outspent us, but we out worked him, including beating him in his home ward. We are going to continue to outwork him until the November election,” Craig said.