MAYOR GUINTA FAILS TO UPHOLD CAMPAIGN PROMISES

MANCHESTER -- Mayor Frank Guinta has already announced his re-election campaign, but the Manchester City Democrats argued Monday that he has yet to make good on promises he made during his first race.

In 2005, Guinta ran on a platform of reducing taxes, improving our schools and lowering crime.

“By his own benchmarks, Mayor Guinta’s first term has been a failure,” said Manchester City Democrats executive director Joe Scully. “He has failed to reduce the long-term burden on Manchester taxpayers, more of our public schools have been designated as failing under federal guidelines, and violent crime is on the rise since he took office.”

Scully added: “Before Mayor Guinta returns to the voters with more empty promises, he ought to follow through on the ones he’s already made.”