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23 running for 12 spots in Nashua races
Six candidates will vie for three alderman-at-large spots, including incumbent David Deane, incumbent Mark Cookson, incumbent Barbara Pressly, Ward 3 Alderman Diane Sheehan, Ward 9 Alderman Dan Moriarty and former alderman Paula Johnson.
In Ward 2, incumbent Richard Dowd will face off against Elenore Casey Crane.
Dowd is a lifelong Nashua resident who has been involved in local government for the past three decades. Crane has been a three-term member of the House of Representatives, and identifies herself as an organizer and communicator.
In Ward 4, incumbent Arthur Craffey is up against state Rep. Pamela Brown.
"I believe in fresh perspectives and new blood," Brown said during a recent candidates' forum. If elected, Brown is hoping to bring new ideas to the table while also scheduling monthly meetings with constituents in Ward 4.
In Ward 6, incumbent Paul Chasse will face off against Kathy Snyder.
"I am really excited because I am out on the streets everyday selling real estate and talking to people," said Snyder, adding that she understands the hardships and financial concerns of city residents. " … I feel really ready for the challenge."
Ward 7 is the only aldermanic race is that uncontested, with Alderman June Caron seeking reelection.
Melizzi-Golja says she is a focused listener and problem solver who strives to inform her constituents about various initiatives in the Gate City.
If elected, her opponent, Currier, said he will work with various counterparts to make informed decisions and move forward, always sharing his opinion while also welcoming input.
Other significant races on the ballot include four open seats on the Nashua Board of Education. There are six candidates seeking spots, including incumbent David Murotake, incumbent Dennis Ryder, incumbent Sandra Ziehm, incumbent Thomas Vaughan, Dotty Oden and George Farrington.
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