PTO Change Rewards Dishonesty

by Rich Girard Published in the Union Leader on February 27, 2022 THE MANCHESTER SCHOOL BOARD recently removed Paid Time Off (PTO), a major and beneficial change made to how sick and personal time was handled, from the contract with its principals union. PTO replaced...

Dumbfounded by Teachers Union Ability to be Their Own Worst Enemy

by Rich Girard Published in the Union Leader on November 21, 2021 AS SOMEONE who served on the Manchester Board of School Committee, I’m often dumfounded by the singular ability of teachers unions to be their own worst enemy. The most recent example is the uproar...

Recount Paperwork Filed

For Immediate Release   MANCHESTER, NH  September 24, 2021 — Republican Manchester mayoral candidate Richard H. Girard announced today he has filed for a recount of Tuesday’s election results.  Girard finished third in the primary, just 128 votes behind second place...

Mayoral Debates are Needed to Prevent Soundbite Campaign

For Immediate Release   MANCHESTER, NH  July 26, 2021 — Manchester Republican mayoral candidate Richard Girard released a letter he sent to Mayor Joyce Craig and Victoria Sullivan suggesting several media sponsored debates, today.  Girard also copied numerous...

Manchester School District Acknowledges Whiteness Training RTK Request

MANCHESTER, NH July 26, 2021 — The mayoral campaign of Manchester Republican Richard Girard announced today that it’s received its first response from the Manchester School District to Girard’s Right to Know request for “Whiteness training” materials. On June 29,...

Manchester’s Schools Should Fully Reopen in September

For Immediate Release   MANCHESTER, NH  July 25, 2021 — Responding to an editorial critical of Mayor Joyce Craig in this morning’s New Hampshire Sunday News, Manchester Republican mayoral candidate Richard Girard issued the following statement on the reopening of the...

Three More Former Aldermen Back Girard for Mayor

For Immediate Release   MANCHESTER, NH. July 21, 2021 — Noting that Republican Manchester mayoral candidate Richard Girard will officially file his candidacy at 4 o’clock this afternoon at City Hall, his campaign released the endorsements of three former aldermen, one...

NH Right to Life Endorses Girard for Manchester Mayor

MANCHESTER, NH July 20, 2021 — The campaign of Republican Manchester mayoral candidate Richard Girard announced it was endorsed by the NH Right to Life PAC, today. NH Right to Life is the oldest and largest citizen group working to foster respect for human life from...

Jerry Thibodeau: Experience Coupled With Unique Determination

For Immediate Release MANCHESTER, NH July 19 2021 – The campaign of Republican Manchester mayoral candidate Richard Girard released the endorsement today of Jerry Thibodeau, a two term chairman of the Manchester Republican Committee (MRC). Thibodeau raised his family...