It was a day that mostly saw incumbents file for reelection in the Queen City and day two of the filing period drew to a close.  The filing period for elective office opened on Monday, July 13th and will remain open until 5 PM on Friday, July 24th.

Day one of city filing period closes

Day one of city filing period closes

Appointed School Board at-Large incumbent Nancy Tessier, a former principal of Beech Street School and a former assistant superintendent of Manchester schools filed her campaign papers today.  Tessier was narrowly appointed over Ward 8 resident Michael Porter to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of at-Large Committeeman and board Vice Chair David Wihby following his arrest on prostitution charges in Nashua.

Ward 2 incumbent Ron Ludwig, who as unabashedly expressed his desire to override the city’s tax cap to spend more money, filed for reelection today.  Ludwig has repeatedly said if he loses his seat over desire to override “the cap,” which he has famously called a mistake made by a few thousand people on a rainy Tuesday, that would be okay with him.

In wards Seven and Eleven, incumbent aldermen Bill Shea and Normand Gamache have filed for reelection.  Shea is not expected to face opposition.  Gamache will face his immediate predecessor Russ Ouellette who announced he will campaign for the seat he resigned two and a half years ago here on the Girard at Large radio show.

Ward 12 School Committeewoman Connie Van Houten filed to seek election to her second term.

Andre Roy filed for alderman in Ward 6.

For the complete list of all who have filed to this point for all elective offices, click here.

Those interested in filing, click here.