Manchester Alderman Patrick Arnold Files Candidacy Papers For Mayor





MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – This morning, former Alderman Patrick Arnold filed his declaration of candidacy for the office of Mayor of Manchester, making official his second bid to challenge the failed policies and absent leadership of three-term Mayor Ted Gatsas.


“I’m running for mayor of Manchester because the people of our city deserve better than the status quo and business as usual at City Hall. Over the last several years especially, our city has suffered from the timidity and ineffectiveness of the current administration. Drug activity and violent crime remain out of control. Opportunities for progress continue to be squandered. Taxpayers continue to seek a better return for their tax dollars,” said Arnold.


“While others will offer merely the illusion of change, I will be advocating for authentic change to meet our city’s challenges head on,” Arnold continued.



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. Less than 500 voters separated Manchester from new executive leadership in 2013. 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.