The Manchester Republican Committee’s mission is to help elect Republican candidates to state and local office and to engage the city’s voters.
We hold monthly meetings, fundraisers, candidate training sessions, and other events throughout the year. We welcome everyone who is interested in helping us meet our goals!
2023 Filings for City of Manchester Municipal Election
🇺🇸 👉🏻 Introducing our 2023 Republican Dream Team! 👈🏻 🇺🇸
Jay Ruais For Mayor
JAY’S LIFE IS GROUNDED IN SERVICE TO OTHERS.
From a young age, Jay watched his parents work long hours fighting for families in need. His mom was a registered nurse who would wake up long before dawn to get to work at the hospital, where she cared for the sick and infirm, and his dad would rise with her, preparing to protect the men and women who made their living from the ocean.
Ward 1 Chris Morgan For Alderman
As a lifelong resident in Ward 1 and Moderate Republican, my priority as Alderman will be to maintain & protect our ward’s quality of life with safety, city services & property values. I am dedicated to my life-long home and I will be a strong advocate for you!
Ward 2 [Write-In Candidate Needed] For Alderman
Please contact the MRC if you wish to become a write-in candidate for Ward 2 Alderman or if you know of someone interested!
Ward 3 Scott Elliott For Alderman
Ward 4 Mark Flanders For Alderman
Mark Flanders, Candidate for Ward 4 Alderman – Manchester, NH. He is a lifelong resident of the city and lived in the ward for 41 years. Mark is married to Stephanie Flanders for 26 years. Their children are Adam and Brooke Flanders. He retired in 2021 after working 42 years for Fortune 500 Companies in the Insurance Industry as an insurance investigator and manager. Since retiring he has been an actor for MCTP.
Ward 5 Kathleen Paquette For Alderman
I began my passion for making a positive change in my community by working as an advocate with legislators from New Hampshire, and several other states, as well as advocating on a federal level. I also serve the community by supporting those in need with food, community service and helping to clean parks and public areas. I have pride in my neighborhood and have created a community group and a neighborhood watch. I am committed to making a positive impact and bringing about meaningful change whenever I can.
Ward 6 Crissy Kantor For Alderman (Incumbent)
Crissy is a dedicated and passionate public servant who has been an active member of the Manchester community for over 25 years. She is running for Ward 6 Alderman as the Incumbent, because she believes in accountability, transparency, and integrity. She loves her community and city!
Ward 7 Ross Terrio For Alderman
My name is Ross Terrio and I’m running for Alderman for Ward 7 in Manchester, NH because I care deeply about Ward 7 and Manchester. I am very concerned about the quality of life in Manchester and the issues that affect all of us including taxes, rising crime, increased homelessness and drug addiction, the quality of our schools and the education of our students. I have been a homeowner in Ward 7 for over 20 years and put my kids through the public school system so I know the issues that we all face as a community.
Ward 8 Edward Sapienza For Alderman (Incumbent)
I am running again to continue my record of constituent service.
Ward 9 Jose Marte For Alderman
“I think we need to come up with better plans to deal with the ongoing opioid epidemic facing homeless people while also helping to provide fair housing and other programs to get them off the streets,” he said. “One thing I’ve also seen while helping addicts is that they often slip back into their habits when they get bored. We need to help them stay busy so their minds don’t slip back to easy solutions like drugs.”
Ward 10 Jim Mara For Alderman
Jim Mara, a proud native of Manchester’s west side, has deep roots in the community. Having attended Parker-Varney, Parkside, and graduated from Manchester High School West, he returned with his family to Ward 10, located just half a mile from his childhood home. Motivated by a strong desire to serve the residents of Ward 10, Jim has decided to run for alderman.
Ward 11 Norm Vincent For Alderman
It’s time the residents of Ward 11 have a voice to represent them on the issues of Safety, Taxes, and so much more. For far too long Manchester has had elected officials not listen to their residents and ignore the real issues at hand. I intend on changing that by being accessibe and transparent to the happenings of our Ward. I will ask the tough questions and work to ensure that what happens is for the better of all.
Ward 12 Kelly Thomas for Alderman
“I’d like to see a change in Manchester and I think a lot of residents would like to see that as well. There are a lot of new people running as well, which I think would be very good for the board. I hope we can bring those changes to Manchester.
Alderman At Large Joe Kelly Levasseur (Incumbent)
JKL has been a major asset to the BOMA and to the MRC, his passion and dedication have given the Republicans a voice in the City of Manchester!
Candidate for Alderman At Large Will Infantine
“For a business to come in and spend $25 million on something, they will want a uniform tax rate, they don’t want up and down and all around, that’s not good for their business,” he said. “As soon as you start making changes that diminishes the ability of something to come in and invest money. I don’t think some of the people on the board understand that.”
Ward 1 Suzanne Potoma For School Board
I bring a unique perspective combining decades of financial experience and my foundation in Elementary and Art Education. Children deserve a solid background in Reading, Math, Science, the Arts and Sports and deserve the fiscally responsible funding to support these goals. Strong schools are the backbone to a thriving community. My goal is to be a champion for all students and their parents, represent the various perspectives across our vast Ward 1 Manchester community and support the continued growth of our excellent school district.
Ward 2 Constance Spencer For School Board
“My children have dome home school, charter school, public school and technical schools, so I think I have a lot of experience in the different education options out there for kids,” she said. “I think kids learn best when they’re fully engaged, and it can be hard at times given the variety of students in one setting.”
Ward 3 [Write-In Candidate Needed] School Board
Please contact the MRC if you wish to become a wrote-in candidate for Ward 2 Alderman or if you know of someone interested!
Ward 4 [Write-n Candidate Needed] For School Board
Please contact the MRC if you wish to become a write-in candidate for Ward 4 School Board if you know someone interested!
Ward 5 Scott "Cody" Mattiello For School Board
Ward 6 Ken Tassey Jr. For School Board (Incumbent)
Ward 7 Brian D. Cole For School Board
Born in Concord, Brian is the son of John & Jeanne Cole. He had a unique childhood growing up because his father was a NH State Trooper and Park Ranger at Pawtuckaway State Park. He had a 5,500-acre backyard to play in as a child. He graduated from Raymond High School in 1990, then went to college at Southern New Hampshire University where he got his degrees in AS Accounting, BS Economics and Finance. He moved to Manchester in 1998 where he has lived since. He owns and operates JC International, a wholesale tool company that sells to retailers throughout the USA. This is his first term as a State Representative.
Ward 8 Mark D. Warden For School Board
Mark Warden is running for election to the Manchester Board of School Committee to represent Ward 8 in New Hampshire. He is on the ballot in the primary on September 19, 2023. Warden (Republican Party) was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 15. He assumed office on December 5, 2018. He left office on December 7, 2022. Warden is a former Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 39 from 2010 to 2014. Warden did not seek re-election in 2014.
Ward 9 [Write-In Candidate Needed] School Board
Please contact the MRC if you wish to become a write-in candidate for Ward 9 Alderman of if you know of someone interested!
Ward 10 Joy Senecal For School Board
Joy Senecal has been a Manchester resident for the majority of her life. She is a single Mom who moved to Ward 10 from the East side of Manchester eight years ago. Joy and her daughter fell in love with their community and therefore purchased a home in Ward 10 three years ago. Joy is self employed and owns two small successful businesses in Manchester.
Ward 11 Gordon Haner For School Board
Ward 12 Camille Craffey For School Board
It would be my honor to represent our children growing up in this community. Please let me know what issues are most concerning to you and your family! Stay tuned for much more, and thank you for your support!
Candidate for School Board At Large Elizabeth Moreau
Elizabeth Ann Moreau, with an impressive background spanning diverse vocations, an ardent aspiration to elevate educational standards, and an unwavering dedication to fostering parental involvement and teacher support, Elizabeth is poised to create a lasting impact on the educational landscape of the city.
Candidate for School Board At Large Brittany Ping
Brittany Ping is an involved parent, business owner, and non-profit organizer in West Manchester’s Ward 11. She is a passionate fiscal conservative who moved to W. Manchester in 2012 with her husband to truly enjoy the New Hamphsire advantage. Brittany got involved in the Manchester Republican Committee in 2018 after deciding to run for State Representative to fight for NH taxpayers ensuring common sense spending and providing liberty for all. She continues to enjoy learning from Manchester residents about their concerns, especially in regards to property rights, community safety, and education.