Hooksett Town Council Chairman endorses Girard

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Hooksett Town Council Chairman Jim Sullivan. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Thursday, Manchester Mayoral Candidate Rich Girard announced the endorsement of Hooksett Town Council Chairman James Sullivan.

Sullivan has also served on the Hooksett School Board in addition to the Town Council.

“I am happy to support Rich Girard for mayor.  In getting to know him over the years, I’ve learned that he truly looks for the win-win scenario.  I think there’s a lot our communities could accomplish if we had an open dialogue and worked together and I know Rich is the kind of leader that will look to open those discussions,” said Sullivan. “It’s no secret that what happens in Manchester affects what happens in Hooksett and every other town bordering the city.  So, knowing Rich as I do, I’m excited to see what discussions will take place between our communities after he’s elected mayor.  I encourage all my friends in Manchester to join me in supporting Rich Girard for mayor.”

Sullivan also has ties to Manchester as a graduate of Manchester Central High School as well as nearly 40 years of employment at the Puritan.

“There are those who criticize long serving elected officials.  Some merit the criticism, to be sure.  However, there are people like Jim Sullivan who truly gain nothing from their service except the satisfaction of making a positive difference in their communities.  That’s he’s been reelected to both the town council and school board so many times is a testimony to his ability to stay in tune with his constituency and the service he’s faithfully rendered over the years,” said Girard. “Having worked with Jim over the years, I look forward to working with him again and opening new conversations about how our communities can cooperate.”

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

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.