The State Employees’ Association, SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors announced the vote to endorse Ward 1 Alderman Joyce Craig in the race for mayor of Manchester.
After careful consideration, the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Political Education Committee selected Craig as the candidate who will represent the constituents and its members best.
Craig, a Manchester native, is in her sixth year as alderman for Ward 1 and was a school board member for a single term. During her public service career, which began in 2007, she has authored four fiscally responsible city budgets that were adopted by the majority of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and invested in Manchester’s public safety, roads, and schools.
Craig is a bi-partisan leader with a proven track record of finding solutions to City Hall issues.
“We are thrilled to endorse Joyce Craig for mayor of Manchester,” said John Hattan, chair of the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Political Education Committee. “With her proven leadership skills, we are confident Joyce will lead Manchester in the right direction from day one. She understands the needs of working families and we know she will fight to protect our rights. Manchester needs a mayor with the vision to move the city forward and we know Joyce will be that leader.”
“It is time for a change in leadership,” said Jonathan Hallet, SEA/SEIU Local 1984 member and Manchester resident.
Hallet cites Craig’s commitment to the city’s schools; commitment to countering the current heroin epidemic; desire to beef up the city’s police force; and ability to recruit innovative companies to the city as some of the reasons he has decided to support Craig.
The primary for the mayor’s race is on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The General Election is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
“Alderman Joyce Craig will move our city forward in so many great ways,” said Hallet. “I urge my fellow Manchester neighbors and friends to get out and vote in the September 15 primary for Alderman Joyce Craig for Mayor.”