Joyce Craig

Joyce Craig is running for a third term as mayor of Manchester.

U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) has endorsed Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig in her bid for a third term.

"I'm proud to call Joyce Craig my friend and prouder still to call her my mayor," said Pappas, a Manchester resident, in a statement issued early Sunday. "Joyce led Manchester through the darkest days of the pandemic and has not only helped us recover but has charted a forward-looking path for our community to thrive in the months and years ahead.

"Manchester needs a leader who checks politics at the door, brings people of all parties and backgrounds together, and works every day to make the lives of Queen City residents better - and that's exactly what I've seen Joyce do as I've worked alongside her these last two years."

Craig, who faces former state Rep. Victoria Sullivan in a rematch of the 2019 mayoral race, thanked Pappas for his support.

"Rep. Pappas is a fellow graduate of Manchester public schools and understands the needs of Manchester’s residents, said Craig in a statement. "I look forward to working with him on behalf of the Queen City.”

The municipal general election is Nov. 2.