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EMILYs List Congratulates Joyce Craig on Her Exemplary Service as Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire

March 16, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Mayor Joyce Craig announced that she would not be running again for mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, after six years of exemplary service and leadership. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“The last few years have presented numerous challenges to mayors and cities all across the country, and Joyce Craig has led Manchester with tenacity and commitment. Craig’s dedication to addressing the affordable housing crisis, reducing crime, and improving education for the city’s youth has made the Queen City a beacon of hope and inspiration to New Hampshire. EMILYs List congratulates Craig on a job well done.”

Joyce Craig was first elected as mayor of Manchester, NH in 2017. A former school board member and city alderman, Craig 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. 

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