Executive Councilor Dave Wheeler: Girard is a conservative who has proven himself

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For Immediate Release


MANCHESTER, NH  July 29, 2021–The mayoral campaign of Manchester Republican Richard Girard released the endorsement of Executive Councilor Dave Wheeler, today.  Wheeler, a Republican, is serving in his sixth term.  He also served three terms in the State Senate from District 11 and two terms as a state representative.  A famed defender of the Right to Life, the Second Amendment and the taxpayer, Wheeler’s has been named the Tom Thompson Conservative of the Year by Americans For Prosperity, the #1 Friend of the Taxpayer by Granite State Taxpayers and received the Hillsborough County Republican Committee’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

In announcing the endorsement, Girard praised Wheeler’s willingness to stand for his beliefs.  “Dave has earned his stripes as a conservative leader in our state.  He’s proven that when conservatives stand for their beliefs and educate the public about them, they not only win elections, they win converts to the cause.  His no nonsense approach to spending and taxes has influenced our state for years, helping to bend the curve of big government.  The Happy Warrior, he’s always ready for the next challenge and the opportunity to convert more to the cause while doing battle with those who would pick our pockets and diminish our freedoms.  It is my great honor to have his support in this campaign.”

Statement of Support from Executive Councilor David Wheeler:

I like Rich.  He’s a conservative who has proven himself willing to stand his ground in the face of tough special interest pressure, like from the teachers union.  With his significant city budget experience, taxpayers can trust he’ll do the right thing by them, and that includes staying within the tax cap.

I also like that he’s tackling the city’s terrible crime problem head on.  He’s focused on what needs to change to make our state’s largest city safe again.

Rich knows what needs to be done to lead Manchester in a better direction.  He isn’t afraid to say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done.  He’s a tough, principled, experienced and tested leader who understands Manchester’s government, politics and people.  I know he’ll get the job done and I ask my many friends and supporters in the Queen City to join me in supporting his campaign.


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Rich Girard

Richard H. Girard is a well known and highly respected conservative public figure and opinion maker in southern New Hampshire. A native of Manchester, NH, Rich has devoted nearly three decades to serving and educating the community about the critical issues in local politics and government. Rich’s diverse background includes running for and holding public office, providing leadership and management for other candidates’ political campaigns, extensive experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors, being sought as a political commentator by media outlets across the region, and having started and run three businesses, including this one.

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