MANCHESTEER, NH – Today, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig announced her campaign raised $142,666.13 during the first quarter of 2021. This is a record for funds raised by a Manchester Mayoral candidate during the first quarter of an election year, which was previously held by Mayor Craig during her successful 2019 re-election campaign.
“I’m so grateful for the widespread grassroots support our campaign has received. People have seen the resiliency of the Queen City throughout the pandemic, and know we need to keep building on the progress we’ve made,” said Mayor Craig. “These record-breaking numbers reflect the optimism and energy many of us are feeling about the future of our city.”
In order to encourage transparency within the Mayor’s Office, Mayor Craig has broken with tradition, being the first incumbent to file quarterly fundraising reports through her political action committee, Joyce Craig for Manchester, rather than waiting until 10 days prior to the primary election.
“I’m thankful Mayor Craig is promoting transparency and accountability for our local elected officials,” said Simone Archer-Krauss, a campaign finance reform advocate and Manchester resident. “Seeing leaders go above and beyond to be transparent inspires trust in the community, and Mayor Craig has done just that.”