2017 Manchester, New Hampshire mayoral election

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Manchester, New Hampshire mayoral election, 2017
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Candidate Joyce Craig Ted Gatsas
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 12,068 10,570
Percentage 53.21% 46.60%

Mayor before election

Ted Gatsas
Republican

Elected Mayor

Joyce Craig
Democratic

The 2017 mayoral election in Manchester, New Hampshire, was held on November 7, 2017 and resulted in the election of Joyce Craig, a member of the Democratic Party, to her first term.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Ted Gatsas, a member of the Republican Party, had been mayor since 2010.[2] Former Manchester alderman Joyce Craig, a member of the Democratic Party, had previously challenged Gatsas in 2015.[3] Manchester mayoral elections are officially nonpartisan.[3] In the 2016 presidential election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton received around 3,000 more votes than Republican nominee Donald Trump in Manchester.[2]

Campaign[edit]

Gatsas announced in June 2017 that he would seek a fifth term.[4] Craig also filed her candidacy in June 2017.[5] Joshua Dallaire and perennial candidate Glenn Ouellette also ran.[6]

Craig and Gatsas placed first and second respectively in the primary election and advanced to the general election.[7]

Craig received support from Democratic politicians including Joe Biden, Eric Garcetti, Martin O'Malley and Tim Ryan.[2]

Results[edit]

Primary election, September 19, 2017[8]
Joyce Craig – 5,812 (52.66%)
Ted Gatsas – 4,997 (45.27%)
Glen Ouellette – 138 (1.25%)
Joshua Dallaire – 74 (0.67%)
Write-in votes – 16 (0.14%)
General election, November 7, 2017[9]
Joyce Craig – 12,068 (53.21%)
Ted Gatsas – 10,570 (46.60%)
Write-in votes – 42 (0.19%)

Aftermath[edit]

New Hampshire's U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan praised Craig's election as Manchester's first female mayor.[1] Craig was sworn in on January 2, 2018.[10] Gatsas was elected to the Executive Council of New Hampshire in 2018.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Manchester, N.H., elects first female mayor". The Boston Globe. November 8, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Greenwood, Max (November 7, 2017). "Dem ousts incumbent Republican in Manchester mayoral race". The Hill. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Steinhauser, Paul (November 8, 2017). "Craig makes history as first woman elected Manchester mayor". Concord Monitor. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Brindley, Michael (June 7, 2017). "Manchester Mayor Gatsas To Seek Fifth Term". New Hampshire Public Radio. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Robidoux, Carol (July 12, 2017). "Election 2017: Joyce Craig is all in for mayor, as 20 more candidates made it official". Ink Link. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Feely, Paul (September 16, 2017). "Four candidates vying for Manchester office of mayor". New Hampshire Union Leader. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017.
  7. ^ DiStaso, John (September 19, 2017). "Manchester mayoral primary: Craig finishes first, Gatsas second; both advance to general election". WMUR 9. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Non-Partisan Municipal Primary Election, September 19, 2017" (PDF). Manchester, New Hampshire. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Non-partisan municipal general election, November 7, 2017" (PDF). Manchester, New Hampshire. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Manchester, New Hampshire's 1st Female Mayor Takes Office". 10 Boston. January 2, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  11. ^ Solomon, Dave (November 7, 2018). "Democrats win majority on Executive Council in close races". New Hampshire Union Leader. Retrieved January 3, 2019.