Alderman Patrick Arnold’s mayoral campaign announced this week endorsements from the Manchester Education Association (MEA) and the National Education Association – New Hampshire (NEA-NH), which collectively represent 16,000 educational professionals and support personnel throughout New Hampshire.
The MEA voted to endorse Arnold’s mayoral campaign after meeting with both incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas and Alderman Arnold.
“Alderman Arnold is the clear choice in this race for parents, students and taxpayers of our community,” says MEA President Ben Dick. “Alderman Arnold understands that the
status quo of the Manchester School District is unacceptable, and he will be a leader who can build the coalitions necessary to address the challenges we face as a school district.”
Scott McGilvray of NEA-New Hampshire added, “We are proud to support Alderman Arnold’s campaign for mayor of Manchester because the issues he is fighting for go beyond Manchester’s city limits. Ted Gatsas has already made clear his intentions to run for higher office. Mayor Gatsas’
my way or the highway leadership style, seen far too frequently in Manchester, is not what our state needs.”
“I’m proud to receive support from educational professionals in Manchester and throughout our State,” says Arnold. “Though we have dedicated educators and students who want to learn in our schools, we also face an educational crisis in our city, which Mayor Gatsas has only made worse. Everything is not ‘just fine’ as Mayor Gatsas would like us to believe, and we can do much better than where we are today.”