Manchester, New Hampshire municipal election, 2009

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Manchester, New Hampshire mayoral election, 2009
New Hampshire
2007 ←
November 3, 2009
→ 2011
Nominee Ted Gatsas Mark Roy
Popular vote 10,660 8,144
Percentage 56.69 43.30

Mayor before election

Frank Guinta

Elected Mayor

Ted Gatsas

The Manchester mayoral election of 2009 preliminary municipal election occurred on September 15, 2009, and the municipal election occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.[1] Alderman and State Senator Ted Gatsas defeated Alderman Mark Roy by a margin of 56% to 43% in the November 3rd general election. [2]

Manchester's mayoral race is non-partisan, occurs every two years, and there are no term limits. The current mayor, Frank Guinta, has served since 2006. Incumbent Mayor Guinta stated in the spring that he would not run for reelection and subsequently announced that he will run to represent New Hampshire's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in 2010 challenging incumbent Carol Shea-Porter.[3]

History[edit]

The first city election in Manchester, New Hampshire occurred on August 19, 1846, with the election of Hiram Brown.

The administrative and executive powers of the city are vested in the mayor. The mayor must be a resident of the city for at least one year prior to filing for the office of mayor. The mayor has the power to supervise the administrative affairs of the city and presides over meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The mayor is the de facto head of the Board of School Committee, which oversees the city’s schools.

From 1846 to 1857, mayors served for a one-year term, expiring on the third Tuesday in March. From 1857 to 1872, the mayor's term expired on the last day of December. In 1873, the term ended annually on the third Tuesday in March, up until 1880, when it became a two-year term.

Candidates[edit]

Announced[4][edit]

Eliminated[edit]

Not running[edit]

  • Tom Donovan, 2007 mayoral candidate and former school board member (endorsed Mark Roy)[10]
  • Michael Lopez, current Alderman At-Large [11]

Results[edit]

Mayoral[edit]

Candidates Primary
Election
General
Election
Votes % Votes %
Ted Gatsas 5,387 46.09 10,668 57%
Mark Roy 3,364 28.78 8,138 43%
Bobby Stephen 2,545 21.77
Glenn Ouellette 201 1.72
Richard Komi 191 1.63

Aldermen[edit]

The Manchester Board of Aldermen is made up of 12 wards seats and 2 at-large seats and their election was also held at the same time as the Mayor.

Wards 4,9, 11 and at-large did not have any primaries.

Ward 1[edit]

Ward 1
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Joyce Craig 1336 75% 1904 73%
Richard W. Higgins 316 18% 691 27%
Timothy Sawyer 139 8%

Ward 2[edit]

Ward 2
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Ron Ludwig 408 32% 986 52%
Robert O'Sullivan 398 31% 928 48%
Elise Annunziata 374 29%
Robert Thompson 108 8%

Ward 3[edit]

Ward 3
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Joe Kelly Levasseur 223 37% 419 46%
Patrick Long 223 37% 483 53%
Peter Sullivan 162 27%

Ward 4[edit]

Ward 4
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Jim Roy n/a n/a 590 52%
Leo Pepino n/a n/a 533 47%

Ward 5[edit]

Ward 5
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Ed Osborne 322 53% 532 58%
Ted Rokas 185 31% 391 42%
Bob Tarr 97 16%

Ward 6[edit]

Ward 6
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Garth Corriveau 471 44% 963 51%
Will Infantine 534 50% 919 49%
Keith Webb 91 9%
Fatima Deek 57 5%

Ward 7[edit]

Ward 7
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Lisa Gravel 233 570
William Shea 527 817
Michael Reuschel 134

Ward 8[edit]

Ward 8
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Betsi Devries 608 1042
Christine Pariseau Telge 400 994
James Webb Jr. 113

Ward 9[edit]

Ward 9
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Barbara Shaw n/a n/a 839
Michael Garrity n/a n/a 725

Ward 10[edit]

Ward 10
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Phil Greazzo 378 902
George Smith 497 778
Ryan Tower 46

Ward 11[edit]

Ward 11
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Russell Ouellette n/a n/a 710 100%

Ward 12[edit]

Ward 12
Candidates Primary Election[12] General Election[13]
Votes % Votes %
Patrick Arnold 337 766
Keith Hirschmann 341 571
Gerard Brunelle 156

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