Will Craig • 34 • Manchester
January 23. 2018 3:51PM
Family: Girlfriend, Marissa Chase, and dog, Larry; parents, Jim and Sharon Craig; sister and brother-in-law, Molly and Robert Blaisdell; nieces, Emma and Caroline; nephew, James.
High school: Manchester Central
College/post grad degrees: The George Washington University, B.A., political science, magna cum laude, 2006; Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2012.
What was your last major achievement?
I was honored to participate in the planning of Mayor Joyce Craig’s inaugural ceremony and ball. Manchester has incredible potential and I am excited for our future.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
When I make an important personal decision, I usually call my uncle, Jack Moher. He gives me the same advice, which is that I should push myself beyond what is comfortable or easy. I’m risk adverse, so it’s always something I need to hear.
Why did you choose your profession?
I attribute my interest in government and politics to my fourth- and sixth-grade teacher at Smyth Road School, Mrs. Paige. She taught us about the U.S. Presidency, World War II and the importance of public life in our society. Before coming to Eversource, I worked on numerous political campaigns, as a legislative aide in the N.H. State Senate, in the Office of Gov. Maggie Hassan, and as Manchester’s Economic Development Director. I am grateful to Mrs. Paige for setting me on a path I still enjoy today.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
I love Manchester. All of my grandparents are the kids of immigrants who settled here and, with a few exceptions, most of us remain in the community. Manchester is a great city with a rich history and a bright future. I’m proud to call it home and to do whatever I can to make it an even better place.
Volunteer activities: Board member of the Manchester Development Corporation, Intown Manchester and the Central Pride Foundation.