(Hour 3b) Paul Martineau is seeking a 7th term as Welfare Commissioner. The Welfare office is not alone: Paul detailed a few of the more than 80 other social agencies providing financial assistance in Manchester. The dollar amounts might amaze you. He defended the strict background checks he believes in to eliminate cheaters of the system. “We’re not a long-term subsidy, we’re here for emergency assistance.” The kind of bottom-line approach that has garnered criticism of him from others, including his opponent Diane Guimond.