Statements from Senator Jeanne Shaheen & Senator Maggie Hassan on Joyce Craig's mayoral win
Manchester, N.H. - Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statements in reaction to Mayor-elect Joyce Craig's 53%-47% victory over 4-term incumbent Republican Mayor Ted Gatsas: "Today, Manchester made history," said Senator Shaheen. "As the first woman elected mayor of the city, Joyce adds to New Hampshire's outstanding legacy of electing strong woman leaders. I want to congratulate Joyce on running an tremendous campaign that focused on her positive vision for Manchester, and I look forward to working with her to achieve this vision. I also want to thank Mayor Gatsas for his years of service to Manchester. I know that he'll continue to find ways to give back to the community and state that he loves." "Congratulations to my friend, Mayor-elect Joyce Craig, on her historic election," Senator Hassan said. "Joyce ran a strong campaign focused on her positive vision for moving Manchester forward, and the Queen City will be stronger thanks to her bipartisan leadership in City Hall. I look forward to working with Joyce as she fights to position Manchester to thrive in the innovation economy, improve the school system, and strengthen public safety. I also commend Mayor Gatsas for running a hard-fought campaign and for his years of service."