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RELEASE: Joyce Craig Continues To The General And Democrats Build Power In Manchester

Joyce Craig Continues to the General and Democrats Build Power in Manchester


Manchester, N.H. -- Today, voters in Manchester showed up to vote for Mayor Joyce Craig in the primary election. Craig won 52% of the vote, defeating challengers Victoria Sullivan and Rich Girard.


All over Manchester, Democratic candidates for Alderman, Alderman at Large, School Board, and Ward Election Officers all had a strong showing. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021. In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley has released the following statement:

“Tonight’s primary was an excellent night for Democrats in the Queen City. We continued to build power at every level and in every race. We would like to send special congratulations to Mayor Joyce Craig for her overwhelming, decisive, victory! Since 2018, Manchester has been well-served under her responsible leadership, and voters know she will continue to guide Manchester with a steady hand.


“The Queen City overwhelmingly rejected Victoria Sullivan and her dangerous ideologies two years ago and we’re on track to do it again. Make no mistake, Victoria Sullivan is an extremist who is completely beholden to special interests. Sullivan’s destructive record in the State Legislature -- which includes voting to defund public education and against funding to combat the opioid crisis -- has always been out of step with voters in Manchester. Since her loss in 2019, she has aligned herself with the fringes of her party and extreme right-wing conspiracy theorists. It comes as no surprise to me that voters rejected Victoria Sullivan and all that she stands for.


“Tonight voters in Manchester spoke loud and clear -- our choice is Joyce and we look forward to re-electing her in November.”