I’m running for Mayor because I know that we can and must do better to make our city a place where people want to live, work and raise their children.

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  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 3:00 PM

See you Friday?

My friend, State Rep. Matt Wilhelm, is turning FORTY this week! Dear John,My friend, State Rep. Matt Wilhelm, is turning FORTY this week! Will you join us on Friday evening at Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester to celebrate and raise funds to flip the NH House from red-to-blue?  We’ll be taking ove…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 4:24 PM

Special Election

John,   Thank you once again for all of your hard work - and your support - over the last year. The success we saw in Manchester proves that when we put in the work and talk directly to voters, we can win.   I’m writing to let you know about a sp…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 10:34 PM

this has never happened before

John, This has never happened before. I was just informed that our opponent is about to outspend us on television in the final days of this campaign. If we're going to win this election, we have to be able to outmatch them dollar-for-dollar on TV. That means we have to …
  Jeff Taylor · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 3:28 PM

BREAKING: Our opponent's on TV 🚨

BREAKING: OUR OPPONENT IS UP ON TV John,   I have bad news: Our opponent is going live on TV this week.    This is BIG NEWS. Two years ago, she didn’t raise enough money to have a TV ad. This time, she’s matching us dollar for dollar in the…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
October 25, 2021 at 1:18 PM

time is running out

Paid for by Joyce Craig for Manchester, Arthur Gatzoulis, Fiscal Agent   Joyce Craig for ManchesterPO Box 3893Manchester, NH 03105United States If you believe you received this message in error or wis…
  Jeff Taylor · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM

joyce just stepped on stage

John,   Joyce just stepped on stage for her first debate with our opponent. She is ready to outline her record of accomplishments for Manchester over the last 4 years, and defend Manchester against baseless attacks.   The debate’s just about to start, but we already kno…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
October 19, 2021 at 1:37 PM

WATCH: Joyce's new TV ad

Thank you for all your help so far! Joyce's TV ad is LIVE! John,   Because you’ve been one of our best supporters this whole campaign, we wanted to reach out and make sure you got a sneak peak at Joyce’s new campaign ad t…
  Kevin Cavanaugh · [email protected]
October 10, 2021 at 7:03 PM

The Manchester I know

John,   We are near the finish line of this municipal election season, and as we get closer, you can hear the attacks starting up in earnest. Our opponents’ spin team is working overtime, spreading misinformation and attacking the reputation of o…
  Cinde Warmington · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 7:05 PM

I got your notes and it means a lot

John,   Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. It really means a lot.   It has been a tough couple of weeks for the State of New Hampshire. Last meeting of the Governor and Executive Council was canceled because a far-right fringe mob put the safety of o…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
October 7, 2021 at 3:09 PM

Join me in saying thank you to Cinde Warmington

John,   With everything going on right now, it’s important for us to take a step back and thank the people who are fighting to improve our state. Like so many of you, I have been upset over some of the things happening in Concord, like the abortion ban that was rece…
  Faith Thompson · [email protected]
October 5, 2021 at 8:44 PM

It's all or nothing

Here's what I just learned: John,   I was just at a senior staff meeting where Jeff outlined our campaign’s mail program. Right now, we are $1,200 short of funding our full mail program, and I told Jeff that we could make up the difference with th…
  Jeff Taylor · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 9:30 PM


I have a call with Joyce at 9:00     Just a quick update for you, John: Joyce is calling me at 9:00 to ask what we've raised for our end of quarter report. Thank you for everyone who gave yesterday when Faith asked. Our goal was $3,500. Now, we have just $1,000 left to r…
  Faith Thompson · [email protected]
September 29, 2021 at 10:09 PM

What we need to do before tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day of the month, and we are so close. Friends,   The primary is now a week behind us, and everyone is running full speed ahead towards the general election on November, 2nd.   But here's the deal: We have less than 30 hours t…
  Jeff Taylor · [email protected]
September 22, 2021 at 6:05 PM

Now we know Joyce's general election opponent - and it's bad news for Manchester.

John,   First, I want to say thank you for your support yesterday. Joyce beat her opponents' combined total - and that gives us important momentum heading into the final stretch of this campaign.   But now that the primary is over, we know what t…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
September 22, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Thank you

We won big tonight, and I can't thank you enough! John, We won big tonight, and I can't thank you enough for all the support you've shown me since I first ran for Mayor. I know that there's a lot of work to do between now and Election Day in Nove…
  Faith Thompson · [email protected]
September 18, 2021 at 10:19 PM

I thought Excel was broken

That's the tracker I have in our finance plan that measures where we're at. John, I really thought Excel had broken. I'm a new Text block ready for your content. That’s the tracker I have in our f…
  Jeff Taylor · [email protected]
September 9, 2021 at 11:10 PM

She's back

Our opponent has a new surrogate joining her on the campaign trail. John,   I just got the notification on my phone: Kelly Ayotte is on stage right now for a fundraiser with one of our opponents. It’s the latest sign that they are pulling out all …
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
September 6, 2021 at 6:43 PM

Happy Labor Day

I wanted to reach out and wish you a Happy Labor Day! Friends,   I just wanted to reach out and wish you a Happy Labor Day! As we gather together with family and friends, let's thank the brothers and sisters of organized labor who contribute so mu…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
August 31, 2021 at 8:10 PM

Time is running out

We have less than 12 hours to hit our goal John,   I want to thank you for all of your help so far this campaign. Together, we've knocked on thousands of doors and reminded our friends, family members, and neighbors about the importance of voting …
  Faith Thompson · [email protected]
August 30, 2021 at 11:11 PM

How can I help?

John, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Faith Thompson, and I'm Joyce Craig's new Deputy Finance Director. Since joining the team last week, I've been able to meet many of Joyce's supporters face-to-face, and I keep heari…
  Jeff Taylor · [email protected]
August 28, 2021 at 7:03 PM

The GOP is doubling down

National Republicans are teaming up to defeat Joyce Craig. John,   I have bad news: National Republicans are teaming up to defeat Joyce Craig. Congresswoman Kat Cammack was in Manchester this past week to campaign with Victoria Sullivan.   The st…
  Tyler Studebaker · [email protected]
August 26, 2021 at 8:53 PM

Our team is growing!

John,   This is Tyler Studebaker, Joyce Craig’s Organizing Director. I’m writing with some really exciting news: We’ve hired a new field organizer, Caitlin Laughlin! With the primary less than a month away, it is more important than ever that we …
  Jeff Taylor · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM

an update from the field

John --   It's Joyce Craig's campaign manager Jeff. I wanted to reach out to you with an update from the field. I was out knocking doors yesterday and came across a lot of campaign literature for one of Joyce’s opponents. And it was exactly what you’d expect: They’re ly…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
August 16, 2021 at 8:35 PM

Take the survey: Rail in Manchester

Do you support bringing rail to Manchester?     John,   Last week, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the preliminary plan for a commuter rail station in downtown Manchester. We want to know: Do you want to see rail in Manchester? …
  Team Craig, Jeff Taylor, Joyce's Campaign Manager · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 7:45 PM

We just came back from knocking on doors

Did you get a chance to see this email from Jeff: Hey John, I've been looking through the numbers and I need to reach out. John,   We just came back in from knocking doors all morning and had a chance look at where the fundraising is heading into tonight's deadline.  …
  Jeff Taylor, Joyce's Campaign Manager · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 8:56 PM

The month is almost over, John

Hey John, I've been looking through the numbers and I need to reach out.     Hey John,   We've had a busy month! In a moment, I'm going to ask you for a contribution but first I want to tell you where things stand.   We hired our first two amaz…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
July 19, 2021 at 8:08 PM

We've officially filed for re-election!

Surrounded by my family and supports, this afternoon I officially filed for re-election as Mayor     Hi John,   This afternoon, along with friends, family, supporters, and hundreds of nominating petitions from voters across the Queen City, I of…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
July 9, 2021 at 9:07 PM

Happy Anniversary, Mike!

It's been 27 years of support. I couldn't do this without you, Mike     Hi John,   Today is me and Mike's 27th wedding anniversary. We grew up together, went to prom together, graduated UNH together, and raised three great kids together.   …
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
July 4, 2021 at 3:02 PM

Happy 4th of July!

I wouldn’t be able to do this without you.     Hey John,   Happy 4th of July! Much has changed in the past 12 months and it's wonderful to be able to gather with friends and family and hug those we love.  And with the election only 5 months aw…
  Arthur Gatzoulis · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 8:20 PM

FWD: We're $7,245 short of our goal, John

Final fundraising numbers Hey John–    I wanted to give you an update on how our fundraising numbers look as we head into the last few hours before our deadline. We're still $1,715 short of where we need to be, but I know you always step up when we need you.   Help us…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 9:00 PM

RE: We're $7,245 short of our goal, John

Did you see this from yesterday? Hey John, I want you to see this. John,   I wanted to make sure you saw this email from my Finance Director, Isabelle. I'm excited to be talking to folks at the doors and at community events, but we need resources to reach every last v…
  Almost there · [email protected]
June 28, 2021 at 10:11 PM

We're $7,245 short of our goal, John

Hey John, I want you to see this.     Hey John,   We're running down the clock on our critical end of quarter fundraising deadline, and as Joyce's Finance Director, I wanted to let you know how things stand.    Right now, we're still $7,245 awa…
  Emily Cain, EMILY's List · [email protected]
June 16, 2021 at 12:05 PM

Joyce needs all of our support

I’m proud of the work she’s done, and the work she’ll continue to do.     Hey John,   Emily Cain here. As Executive Director of EMILY’s List — the largest organization in the country dedicated to electing women — I’ve spent thousands of hours wo…
  Tyler (Joyce Craig) · [email protected]
June 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM

⏰ Almost Time to Knock Doors 🚪

Just wanted to introduce myself to you.     Hey John,   I wanted to reach out and introduce myself, I'm Tyler, Joyce Craig's new Organizing Director! My first week in Manchester has flown by, and it was great to meet so many volunteers at our Of…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 3:57 PM

🚨 Endorsement Alert! 🚨

Check out the first Organization to make an MAJOR endorsement for Mayor of Manchester     I've got some big news to share! Local 633 Endorses Craig Teamsters Local 633 is the first organization to make an endorsement in the Manchester Mayoral Ra…
  Did you see this? · [email protected]
May 26, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Big Names Lining Up to Beat Joyce 🚨

Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte doesn't want Joyce to be re-elected.     Hey John,   Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte JUST endorsed Victoria Sullivan this morning. This endorsement is more than just a headline – it means Ayotte's supporters wil…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 10:34 PM

FWD: I wanted you to hear it from me first.

Did you see our big announcement today? We are falling short of our announcement day goal Hey John,   I wanted to make sure you saw our big announcement today. We've seen a lot of support already, but we are coming up short on our announcement day fundraising goal. Can…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM

I wanted you to hear it from me first.

I've got some exciting news to share!     Hi John,   I'm writing to let you know I'm running for Mayor of Manchester!   It is an honor to serve as the Mayor of Manchester. Over the last three years, we have confronted opportunity and hardship to…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 3:34 PM

Join me to knock doors!

Come join me to knock doors for Scott Britton ahead of the May 4th Special election in Ward 6 Hey John,   A few weeks ago I endorsed my friend, Scott Britton, for Alderman in Ward 6 of Manchester.  We are now only weeks away from the special elec…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
April 12, 2021 at 11:18 PM

🚨This is happening 🚨

Our first opponent has officially entered the race to roll back all the progress we have made. We can't let this happen. Hey John,   We just told you last week that our 2019 opponent was looking to roll back the work we've done.   Now it's really…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
April 5, 2021 at 9:10 PM

Looking at a rematch? 👀

We've got to defend our city from all of the extreme right-wing candidates popping up in Manchester. Will you contribute $25 today to give us the resources we need to take on our extremist opponents? Hey John,   Our opponent from 2019 just …
  Artie Gatzoulis · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Fwd: SURVEY: We need to hear from you! 📋

Let Joyce know that you want her to RUN 🏃 Hey John,   I wanted to make sure you saw our email from this morning. We've got a major fundraising deadline tonight, and tomorrow we need to look at how we did this month. Can you contribute before midnight?   Here's the li…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 11:43 AM

SURVEY: We need to hear from you! 📋

Let Joyce know that you want her to RUN 🏃‍♀️     Hey John,   It's the last day of the quarter, and big decisions need to be made. Tonight is the first fundraising deadline of the year, and we need you to let Joyce know you are ready for her to…
  Will, Sarah, and Kathryn · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 11:01 AM

Sign Joyce's Birthday Card Now 🎂 🎁 🎈

Show our mom you appreciate all the work she does for us year round, by signing her birthday card today!     Tell our Mom Happy Birthday! She'll appreciate seeing your name! Hi John,   Our mom has…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM

This headline says it all

Some Republicans are scared, and looking for ANYONE who will stop the progress we've made. Hey John,   Last week we shared that Republican Rich Girard is considering a run for Mayor and now we're hearing that Ted Gatsas might want his old job bac…
  Team Craig · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Did you see this?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* This is really, really bad...   Hey John, Last week, the Union Leader revealed that Rich Girard was ‘strongly considering’ running for Mayor. Rich Girard has taken dangerous positions on issues that will harm our community, i…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
January 20, 2021 at 8:44 PM

inauguration and beyond

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   John, Today, we watched as Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman Vice President in our nation's history, and Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. After four long years, I'm hopeful…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
December 25, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Happy Holidays!

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   Dear John, I just wanted to send a quick note today to say Happy Holidays to you and your family. I am blessed to have your continued support and friendship. Best wishes for the new year, Joyce …
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
November 27, 2020 at 8:10 PM


*|MC:SUBJECT|* I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This year has been difficult for so many of us, but through these times of hardship, the members of this community have been my inspiration.   Dear John, I hope each of you ha…
  Joyce Craig · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 8:41 PM

COVID-19 Update

*|MC:SUBJECT|*     Dear John, We are experiencing difficult and unprecedented times as COVID-19 is fundamentally changing the way we’re living our lives. From our teachers, who rewrote their lesson plans to ensure our students are learning remotely, to our first responder…