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Category: 2011 Local Election Audio

Girard at Large Candidate Endorsement Phil Greazzo

Ward 10 Alderman Incumbent Phil Greazzo   Phil Greazzo has taken every cheap shot and has had every kitchen sink thrown at him by his opposition in past election efforts. But he keeps focused on the issues and on serving the residents of Ward 10. This election cycle has been no different. A freshman on the Board of Alderman, Greazzo has been called just about every name in the book and even been “accused” of being from Arizona. Of course, he did move here from there 15 years ago, but to be accused of it is rather odd, don’t you think?   Nonetheless, he continues to focus on the needs of Ward 10 and talk about the issues facing the city; issues like the huge increase in spending coming next year, the negotiation of union contracts, stemming the tide of refugee resettlement into the city and lightening the regulatory burden for businesses. Despite the mud that’s been thrown his way, mud that his opponent, Jane Beaulieu, seems content to see thrown, Greazzo has stayed above the fray talking about solutions, not avoiding or obfuscating the issues.   If any member of that board deserves reelection, it’s Phil...

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Christopher Herbert Candidate for Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire

Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire The Challenger: Christopher Herbert Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 11-04-2011 Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire The Challenger: Christopher Herbert Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 11-04-2011 Currently Running For    Office: Mayor of Manchester, NH   Current Office    Office: 7 term Ward 4 representative to Manchester Board of School Committee Biography    Married to Julie (Sysyn) Herbert. Two children. Two grandchildren. UNH grad. Currently retired. Former small businessman (twice), Union Leader journalist, and Merrill Lynch financial consultant. Political Views    Moderate Favorite Quotations    ‘If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.’ Derek Bok, former Harvard President DEBATE The Candidates: Ted Gatsas and Christopher Herbert The Race: Mayor of Manchester New Hampshire Listen to the 10-19-2011 Mayoral Debate between Mayor Ted Gatsas and School Board Member Christopher Herbert  ...

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Mayor Ted Gatsas Incumbent Candidate for Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire

Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire The Incumbent: Mayor Ted Gatsas Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 11-02-2011 Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire The Incumbent: Mayor Ted Gatsas Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 11-02-2011 Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement http://www.tedgatsas.com Mayor Ted Gatsas is a lifelong resident of Mancehster. He attended Manchester public schools and is a graduate of Smyth Road Elementary School and Manchester High School Central. Ted earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Mayor Gatsas, and his brother Michael, co-founded Staffing Network, an employee-leasing company that grew to be one of the largest employers in New England. Staffing Network was eventually acquired by ADP Payroll. Gatsas first took elective office in 2000 as the Ward 2 Alderman and served 5 terms (2000-2010). He was elected to the New Hampshire State Senate representing District 16 from 2000-2009. He served as Alderman and State Senator concurrently. On November 3, 2009 Ted Gatsas was elected as Manchester’s 47th Mauor and was sworn in on January 5, 2010. Mayor Gatsas resides in Ward 2 with his wife Cassandra. Re-Elect Ted Gatsas Mayor of Manchester Paid Political Advertisement Listen to his current Girard at Large Radio Spot DEBATE The Candidates: Ted Gatsas and Christopher Herbert The Race: Mayor of Manchester New Hampshire Listen...

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Alan Cail Manchester NH candidate for School Board in Ward 7

Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement Ward 7 School Board The Challenger: Alan Cail Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 10-28-2011 Ward 7 School Board The Challenger: Alan Cail Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 10-28-2011 Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement He’s an “Outside of the Box” thinker ready to work! Alan Cail doesn’t sit back and let life pass him by. Alan Cail is the type of person that does something about it. He sees a problem and he works to find a solution. He is a research and development professional by trade but he carries this same “find a way to fix it” philosophy into his community life. With a school-aged daughter, Alan Cail decided that he was going to do what comes naturally – participate in the solution. In his own words: Why am I running for School Board? Creative thinking will be needed for the school to stay within the budget and avoid an increase in taxes. From my experience in Research and Development, thinking outside of the box has been a useful skill. New ideas will help the school system improve its ranking and student outcomes. I have experience in keeping costs down while still delivering a quality finished product. Biography: Alan Cail has lived in Manchester for 20 years and has been a resident of Ward 7 for 11 years. Alan Cail is an active member of the local neighborhood...

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Mark Nadzan Manchester NH Aldermanic Candidate Ward 12

Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement Ward 12 Alderman The Challenger: Mark Nadzan Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 10-26-2011Listen to his appearance with Brian Desfosses from 11-03-2011 Ward 12 Alderman The Challenger: Mark Nadzan Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 10-26-2011 Listen to his appearance with Brian Desfosses from 11-03-2011 Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement Mark Nadzan, an Executive Pharmaceutical Sales Specialists with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals for over ten years, knows and loves Manchester. Six years ago, with all of southern and central New Hampshire to choose from, Mark and his wife, Jennifer, chose Manchester as the ideal place to live and raise their family. Mark and Jennifer, along with their four year old daughter Maeve and two year old son, Clayton, enjoy the diversity and lifestyle Manchester has to offer. Manchester works well for them with its abundance of family-friendly resources and opportunities. They enjoy attending arts events, swimming lessons for the children at the YMCA of Greater Manchester, and having professional baseball so close to home. Mark serves on the Advisory Board of The Palace Theatre, and attends services at the Manchester Christian Church. He is a member of the Pioneer Sportsmen Club, and the New Hampshire Republican Party. Mark and Jennifer have been married for eight years. Born and raised in the town of Springfield, New Jersey, Mark enjoyed...

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Bob Schiavoni,Manchester NH School Board Candidate Ward 8

Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement Ward 8 School Board The Challenger: Bob Schiavoni Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 10-26-2011 Ward 8 School Board The Challenger: Bob Schiavoni Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 10-26-2011 Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement Resident of Manchester Ward 8 for 33 years Married 37 years, 2 grown daughters Gina and Jenna and son-in-law Aaron all who attened Manchester schools and a one year old granddaughter Alexi College Administrator for 40 years Mission    Will work to improve education for students, teachers, administration & residents of Ward 8Awards SNHU Alumni Distinguished Service award – 2008 American Youth Football Hall of Fame – Class of...

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Carlos Gonzalez Manchester NH candidate School Board Ward 12

Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement Ward 12 School Board The Challenger: Carlos Gonzalez Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 10-26-2011 Ward 12 School Board The Challenger: Carlos Gonzalez Listen to his Girard at Large Appearance from 10-26-2011 Endorsed by Rich Girard read Rich’s Endorsement Experience you can count on! Carlos Gonzalez is a true public servant. He has dedicated his life to helping others. As a member of the School Board his mission will be no different. Carlos will work tirelessly to make sure that the interests and concerns of the students and parents in Ward 12 are represented. He is committed to working collaboratively with the school administration, students, parents and teachers to ensure successful outcomes. Carlos prides himself on constituent service so Ward 12 residents can be assured Carlos is only a phone call or e-mail away. In his own words: Why am I running for School Board? I am running because I care deeply for education and believe that education makes all the difference. I would not be who I am, or achieved all that I have, without education. There are so many people that made a difference in my life from an education standpoint and now I want to return the favor. Biography: Rep. Gonzales is serving his third term as a state representative from the City of Manchester. He represents Manchester Wards 10, 11 & 12 and serves a a member of the House Legislative...

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Lisa Gravel Manchester NH Candidate for Alderman Ward 7

Race Rated at ‘Toss Up’ read Rich’s reasons why Ward 7 Alderman The Challenger: Lisa Gravel Listen to her Girard at Large Appearance from 10-25-2011 Ward 7 Alderman The Challenger: Lisa Gravel Listen to her Girard at Large Appearance from 10-25-2011 A homeowner concerned about the city tax burden Lisa Gravel is earning her win the hard way – one vote at a time. Lisa Gravel is a homeowner and like most of us doesn’t enjoy seeing the bill go up. As an Alderman she will approach every vote through the eyes of the taxpayer and promises to be a good steward of the tax dollars entrusted to her. In her own words: Why am I running? I am a home owner and a tax payer in the city. I am tired of every budget cycle being turned into a game of “we will have to lay off teachers, cops and firemen if we don’t raise your taxes.” It shouldn’t be an either or proposition. I will be a good steward of the taxpayers money and work to keep spending under control. Biography: Lisa Gravel has been a letter carrier with the US Postal service since 1998. She became a Ward 7 homeowner in 2000 which lead her to becoming an activist representing the taxpayers in Ward 7 and the city of...

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