MANCHESTER, NH – Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Cavanaugh on Thursday announced that he has received the endorsement of Mayor Joyce Craig, in his campaign for mayor. Craig, a three-term mayor who is not seeking a fourth term, said she believes Cavanaugh is the right choice to lead the city forward.
“I am humbled and honored to receive Mayor Craig’s endorsement,” said Cavanaugh. “Mayor Craig has been an exceptional leader for our city, a dear friend, and her support means a great deal to me. I am committed to building on the progress made under her historic leadership and working tirelessly to ensure that Manchester remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”
Craig stated, “I am thrilled to endorse my friend Kevin Cavanaugh for mayor of Manchester. Kevin and I have been friends since our time at Memorial High School, and we also share a commitment to making our hometown a stronger place to live and work. His experience as a coach, labor leader, and public servant uniquely positions him to bring people together and address the needs of all Manchester residents.”
Craig went on to highlight Cavanaugh’s record of accomplishments in his roles as both alderman and state senator including creative redevelopment of underutilized city-owned land, contributing to the over 2,000 new housing units, including 500 affordable units currently in development in Manchester, leading fair contract negotiations for all city employees while protecting the taxpayers’ dollars, and standing up to defend a woman’s right to an abortion.
“Kevin has the vision to lead our city forward and is the strongest candidate for the November election. I look forward to working hard to help ensure he wins this election,” added Craig.