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Manchester, New Hampshire's 1st Female Mayor Takes Office



    Joyce Craig Becomes 1st Female Mayor of Manchester, NH

    History was made in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday night as voters elected the first female in history to run the state’s largest city.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

    A new mayor has taken office in New Hampshire's largest city. 

    Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, the first woman to hold the office, was sworn in on Tuesday. 

    In the November election, Craig, a Democrat, beat four-term Republican Mayor Ted Gatsas. 

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan introduced Craig before her inauguration speech. 

    Craig, a former alderman, says her priorities as mayor are to improve city schools, reduce crime and to address the opioid crisis. She also wants to establish a business development and economic growth council and look at opportunities for commuter rail.

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