For Immediate Release
May 14, 2019
EMILYs List Endorses Joyce Craig for Second Term as Mayor of Manchester, NH
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig for re-election. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Mayor Joyce Craig has been an incredible advocate for Manchester’s working families during her first term as mayor. She has worked to improve public education, expand economic development and job opportunities, and has made Manchester safer. It’s clear that she will continue to be a strong champion for women and families as Manchester’s mayor. EMILYs List is proud to support Mayor Craig in her bid for re-election this November.”
First elected in 2017, Joyce Craig is the first woman to serve as mayor of Manchester, NH. 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.
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