Peter Sullivan announced today that he will be a candidate for the Manchester Board of Alderman in this fall's municipal elections. Sullivan will seek the seat from Ward 3, which includes downtown and the millyard. "Manchester city politics is ready for change. It's time for new voices, new ideas, and a committment to open and accountable government. That's why I've decided to run for alderman", said Sullivan.
"By tapping the talents and ideas of all of Manchester's residents, we can bring new voices to civic life. The era of political cliques and secret back room meetings must come to an end."By working together, we can craft a budget that ends the abuse of Manchester's taxpayers while meeting the needs of our residents. "We can make our neighborhoods safe by putting more cops on the street, by cracking down on unresponsive slum lords, and by taking a tough, no-nonsense stand against the small number of irresponsible businesses whose actions threaten our community. "We can build a strong economy by helping entrepreneurs and small business owners find the resources they need and by streamlining cumbersome bureaucracy. "We can build a city that is safer, more responsive and more efficient. It will take the involvement of every Manchester resident. As alderman, that's what I'll work to make a reality".
Peter Sullivan served for three terms as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. As a member of the House, he served on the Criminal Justice and State-Federal Relations Committees.
In 2003, Sullivan was honored by the Democratic Leadership Council in "One Hundred To Watch", a publication profiling one hundred Democratic rising stars. For ten years, Sullivan served in the US Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.
Sullivan is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and the University of Arkansas School of Law. He is married to Katya Sullivan, a mental health care worker. Peter and Katya are parishioners at St. Joseph's Cathedral in downtown Manchester