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Wed November 9, 2011
Still recovering from city-wide power outages from the surprise Halloween blizzard, Manchester
voters went to the polls yesterday and re-elected Mayor Ted Gatsas.
The incumbent secured a second term as mayor by a wide margin, trouncing
Democratic challenger Chris Herbert.
In his victory speech, Gatsas thanked his opponent for running a positive campaign and
stressed his commitment to reduce the city’s budget.
“And while we have accomplished a lot in 2 short years, there’s no question there’s a lot to
be done. If we fail to reduce spending in the next budget cycle, taxpayers will be hit with 12%
Voters also passed an amendment to the city’s tax cap.
Voter turn out was low with 12% percent of the city’s residents casting ballots.