MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today the Arnold for Mayor campaign announced the endorsements of sitting Aldermen Ron Ludwig and Barbara Shaw. 

“Patrick brings determination, passion and vision to his campaign for mayor of Manchester,” says Ludwig. “Patrick ran a strong campaign in 2013, focusing on issues most important to working families. I’m proud to support Patrick in 2015 as he continues efforts to move our city forward,” Ludwig continued. 

Alderman Ludwig represents Ward 2 on the city’s Board of Aldermen. Alderman Shaw represents Ward 9 at city hall, and is currently serving her 8th term as a State Representative in the New Hampshire Legislature, where she represents Hillsborough County District 16.

 “I’m honored to have continued support from Alderman Ludwig and Alderman Shaw,” says Arnold. “We worked hard in 2013 to bring new leadership to Manchester, and I look forward to working even harder this year to discuss our city’s challenges and plans to meet those challenges with new leadership in the corner office at City Hall.”


Patrick Arnold is a candidate for mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire. Arnold served as a Manchester Alderman from 2009 until 2014. In 2013, he was the Democratic candidate for mayor against Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Republican incumbent. Gatsas held off Arnold’s challenge in 2013 by 943 votes. In March 2014, the Manchester Board of Aldermen unanimously confirmed Arnold’s appointment to the city’s Conduct Committee. An attorney by trade, Arnold earned his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter, Abigail.