New hires will lead robust canvassing operation
MANCHESTER, NH — Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced the hiring of three additional staff members for her 2021 re-election campaign. Tyler Studebaker will serve as Organizing Director and Cairnie Pokorney and Ibely Mansogo will serve as Organizers. This is the largest investment in grassroots organizing any Manchester Mayoral campaign had made at this stage of the race.
“Tyler, Cairnie, and Ibely are talented organizers who are wonderful additions to our strong team,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “All three will play vital roles as we spend the summer and fall talking with voters about our work building stronger schools, safer neighborhoods, good jobs, and a growing economy. We are making a significant investment in grassroots organizing early in this campaign because we know how important it is to have one-on-one conversations with residents to answer questions and hear ideas on how we can make our community a better place.”
Studebaker, Pokorney, and Mansogo bring extensive organizing experience into their respective roles. Studebaker has three campaign cycles in organizing, and will lead the grassroots volunteer program. Pokorney and Mansogo both served as organizers during the 2020 cycle. Pokorney has continued to work on New Hampshire special elections including Manchester’s Ward 6.
They join previously announced staffers, campaign manager Jeff Taylor and finance director Isabelle Pierson. They will all be working out of the Joyce Craig for Manchester campaign office, which opened earlier this month at 264 Mammoth Rd.
“We are building an incredible team to re-elect Mayor Craig,” said campaign manager Jeff Taylor. “I’m excited to have Tyler, Cairnie, and Ibely on board as we begin a comprehensive canvassing and phone program to reach every possible voter in Manchester, and connect with the community about the progress being made under Mayor Craig’s leadership.”