31 candidates file to run in New Hampshire’s largest school district

In New Hampshire, 31 candidates have filed to run for 14 seats on the Manchester School District school board. A primary is scheduled for September 17, and the general election is on November 5. The filing deadline for this election passed on July 19. The elections are nonpartisan.
Nine of 14 incumbents are running for re-election in 2019; in comparison, all 14 incumbents filed in 2017. Here’s who filed to run for each seat:
  • At-large: Carlos Gonzalez, Jason Hodgdon, Joseph Lachance, Gene Martin, James O’Connell, and Lara Quiroga are competing for the two at-large seats being vacated by incumbents Richard Girard and Patrick Long.
  • Ward 1: Amber Jodoin and James Porter are competing for the seat being vacated by incumbent Sarah Ambrogi.
  • Ward 2: Incumbent Kathleen Kelley Arnold is facing Sean Parr.
  • Ward 3: Incumbent Mary Ngwanda Georges is facing Karen Soule.
  • Ward 4: Incumbent Leslie Want is facing Mark Flanders.
  • Ward 5: Incumbent Lisa Freeman is facing Jeremy Dobson.
  • Ward 6: Incumbent Dan Bergeron is facing William Bergquist and Jon DiPietro.
  • Ward 7: Christopher Potter and William Shea are competing for the seat being vacated by incumbent Ross Terrio.
  • Ward 8: Incumbent Jimmy Lehoux is facing Peter Perich.
  • Ward 9: Incumbent Arthur Beaudry is facing Candace Moulton.
  • Ward 10: Incumbent John Avard is facing state Rep. Jane Beaulieu.
  • Ward 11: Brittany LeClear-Ping and Nicole Leapley are competing for the seat being vacated by incumbent Katie Desrochers.
  • Ward 12: Incumbent Kelley Anne Thomas is facing Andrew Toland.
The Manchester School District served 14,219 students during the 2016-2017 school year.
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