MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Monday, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig officially filed for re-election along with a large crowd of supporters.
Craig submitted 1,100 nominating petitions at the City Clerk’s office, five times the required amount to file for the office.
“Manchester is on the move, and businesses, non-profits, and residents are working together to address our challenges and build on our successes,” said Craig. “I’m running for a second term because this spirit of collaboration and non-partisan problem solving is delivering results that make our city stronger.”
Pam Jorgensen of Ward 3 was one of the supporters on hand to witness the filing and was impressed
“We are supporters of Joyce; she always does a great job,” said Jorgensen. “This was just a filing, I mean it’s not it was anything, but just look at number of people she brought out. She’s got a lot of people behind her, and we are thrilled to be part of that.”
Craig was also pleased with the size of the event’s turnout.
“I’m thrilled by the turnout today. I look forward to running a great campaign and serving the city,” she said.
Michael Biundo, a spokesperson for Craig’s opponent, Victoria Sullivan, released a statement following the filing. In the statement, Biundo criticized Craig on a variety of issues and stated that Sullivan was the right choice to address Manchester’s problems.
“Victoria Sullivan believes that Manchester’s brightest days are ahead of us, but we cannot get there if we fail to accept the problems impacting Manchester. It is time for a new direction and a strong leader like Victoria to put Manchester on track to shine again,” said Biundo.
The filing event prefaced Craig’s “12 Wards in 12 Days Tour,” which began in earnest later on Monday in Ward 8.