Manchester election filing

Ward 6 School Board member Dan Bergeron puts down the pen after filing the paperwork for reelection at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall in Manchester on Friday, the last day to file for city offices.

MANCHESTER — The deadline to file papers to run for office in the 2019 Manchester municipal primary election came and went Friday, with contested races looming for alderman and school board seats in all 12 wards and the mayoral race.

Thirty-seven candidates will vie for nine seats on the school charter commission. There are also six people running for two at-large seats on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Board of School Committee, after Rich Girard and Pat Long decided against seeking reelection to the school board.

Paul Feely is the City Hall reporter for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. Reach him at pfeely@unionleader.com