Ward 9 race will be between Burkush and Sullivan

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Victoria Sullivan and Jim Burkush.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – It will be down to two candidates to fill the now-vacant Ward 9 Aldermanic seat.

Following the filing deadline on Friday, former Mayoral Candidate Victoria Sullivan and former Manchester Fire Department Chief Jim Burkush are the only candidates who have filed candidacies to replace the late Ward 9 Alderman Barbara Shaw, who passed away in December.

Election Day is March 15, with polls open at the Bishop Leo O’Neil Youth Center at 30 South Elm St. from the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shaw was also a state representative, but no special election has been announced to fill her seat in Concord as of Monday, with a special election not expected given that the majority of legislative action to be taken during this term has already been completed.


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Andrew Sylvia

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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.