For Immediate Release
MANCHESTER, NH. August 17, 2021—The campaign of Manchester Republican mayoral candidate Rich Girard released the endorsement of State Rep. Bill Boyd, today. Boyd, a who served on the Merrimack Town Council and Planning Board for a decade, handily won the recent special election to replace the late Speaker of the House Dick Hinch. He’s been a leading figure in the efforts to clean up the PFOA contamination in Merrimack’s town water system and Gov. Chris Sununu appointed him to the NH Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission.
Prior to moving to Merrimack, Boyd was a member of the Manchester Planning Board and ran for school board in Ward 11, losing to incumbent Russ Ouellette in a race that went to a recount. Then Mayor Bob Baines appointed him to his Task Force for Public School Facilities.
In accepting the endorsement, Girard praised Boyd’s commitment to public service both in Manchester and Merrimack. “Bill has always sought to improve the communities in which he has lived. He’s a hard worker and has a particularly good eye for important details. He’s issue focused and does his homework. I’m honored to have his support in this campaign.”
Statement of Support from Hon. Bill Boyd
“In the 35 years I’ve known Rich, we have worked on a lot together. Through it all, I’ve witnessed his love for Manchester and his desire to put it on a better track. Rich is focused on solving problems and doesn’t care where a good idea comes from or who gets credit so long as the job gets done. He’s proven that time and again and the people of Manchester can trust that he will work with anyone and everyone to enact what he’s proposed to improve the city. That he can walk into the mayor’s office ready to do the job without any learning curve on Day One is a big plus to his candidacy. He’s the steady, tough and fair leader Manchester needs now. He’ll be a great mayor and he has my enthusiastic support.