MANCHESTER, NH July 27, 2021–The mayoral campaign of Republican Richard Girard released the endorsement of former West Side State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez, a resident of Ward 12, has been nominated by Alderman Keith Hirschmann to fill the unexpired term of Kelly Thomas, who resigned several weeks ago. He has filed to run for that office. Gonzalez, a Republican, has an extensive background in education, having taught high school students and college students as an adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce University and the community colleges in Manchester and Nashua. He has worked as the vice-president of public relations and public affairs for a bilingual newspaper in Massachusetts, and has also worked as a community relations specialist for Members First Credit Union. A legal immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Gonzalez has been active in the Hispanic community and ran for welfare commissioner in 2001 and mayor in 2003.
In accepting the endorsement, Girard thanked Gonzalez for his years of dedicated community work in Manchester. “Carlos has been an enduring presence in our city. Time and again, he’s put himself out there to help others, often to his own detriment. Whether it’s been holding elective office, hosting a community affairs TV show, participating in community events, being involved with community groups or taking a stand, Carlos has refused to sit on the sidelines and watch as others did the important work of making Manchester better. He loves our city, state and country and is always looking at what he can contribute. He’s a standout example of citizenship and I am proud to have his support.”
Statement of support from Hon. Carlos Gonzalez:
Rich Girard speaks with facts. As a native of Manchester, I know he means business about giving back to the city. I consider him highly effective and very educated about the issues that matter to Manchester. Girard knows a lot about the issues of the city and has solutions to its problems. Therefore, I believe his intentions in running are to help make Manchester the #1 small city in America again. I support him because he will help all of Manchester.
Documento de Declaracion de “Apoyo Politico”
Rich Girard habla con autoridad y factualmente. Se que como hijo nativo de Manchester sus intereses son el poder darle lo mejor a la ciudad que lo vio nacer. Considero que Girard es muy effectivo, muy educado y conocedor de todos los problemas que afectan, y que son de interes para al ciudad de Manchester. Girard conoce cada detalle de la ciudad y tiene respuestas muy efectivas y adecuadas para cada uno de esos problemas. Por lo tanto, creo que como candidato a Alcalde sus intereses e intenciones son de querer ayudar ha mejorar la ciudad y hacer que otra vez se convierta en la “Ciudad No.1” de America (USA). Le ofresco todo mi apoyo como candidato a “Alcalde” porque se que “El” Girard quiere lo mejor para la ciudad de Manchester