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EMILYs List Congratulates Joyce Craig for her Primary Victory in Race for Manchester, NH Mayor

September 21, 2021

For Immediate Release
September 21, 2021

EMILYs List Congratulates Joyce Craig for her Primary Victory in Race for Manchester, NH Mayor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Joyce Craig on her primary victory in the race for mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Joyce Craig on winning the primary election in the race for mayor of Manchester. After making history as the first woman to be elected mayor of Manchester, Joyce has worked every day to make her city a better place for families to work and live. We are confident that she will continue to fight for her constituents when she is reelected in the November general election.” 

Joyce Craig was first elected as mayor of Manchester, NH in 2017. A former school board member and city alderman, Joyce has worked in a bipartisan way throughout her time in public service to improve the city's schools, invest in infrastructure improvements, and reduce crime. She lives in Manchester with her husband, Michael. They have three children. EMILYs List first endorsed Joyce in 2015, ahead of her first mayoral run.

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.