MANCHESTER - The Manchester Republican Committee has announced that thirty-eight candidates have filed for the city's thirty-five state representative seats, and three Republicans are running to represent the city in the state senate. All six Republican house incumbents have filed for another term, as well as Republican Senator Ted Gatsas.
"These candidates come from all walks of life, from all ages and professions," said MRC Chair Will Infantine, "What they have in common is dedication to basic Republican principles: lower taxes, a balanced budget, limited government, and a commitment to actually representing their constituents in the legislature."
Promising an energetic campaign, Infantine pointed to Democratic mis-steps over the last two years as a reason for the Republican enthusiasm. "They've made so many mistakes that people are eager for a change," said Infantine. "The Democrats campaigned as moderates who support fiscal responsibility, but then they spent us into a $200 million hole - when they bothered to show up at all. People see things like that and they get really fired up. Our overflowing slate of candidates reflects the GOP's energy and excitement."
Incumbent Ted Gatas - District 16
Doug Kruse - District 18
Jason Sakellar - District 20
State House of Representatives
S. Daniel Mattingly
Roy Shoults, Sr.