Experienced, solutions-driven leader makes bid for District 16 seat
Veteran educator and former Memorial High School football coach Scott McGilvray announced his plans to run for the open District 16 Senate seat today.
“I am running for the State Senate to deliver real results, so New Hampshire continues to be a great place to raise a family, start and expand NH businesses to create good paying jobs, and make sure our children receive a first-class education,” said McGilvray. “Whether as a teacher or football coach, I worked to help students and players achieve their highest potential, and as a State Senator, I will work to do the same for our great State.”
A 25-year educator in Manchester, McGilvray has been working as an advocate for children his entire career. He understands the undeniable link that education and a healthy economy share. An educated and skilled workforce is the foundation of our economy and no one running for Senate this year has more experience helping our children succeed than Scott McGilvray.
“I look forward to continuing to listen to residents of Hooksett, Manchester, Candia, Bow, and Dunbarton about the issues that matter to them,” said McGilvray. “But it’s clear from what I heard thus far, our next State Senator must work in bipartisan manner to combat this horrible drug epidemic, support job-creating businesses in NH, help to make sure that all hard-working Granite Staters have the skills and education they need to get ahead and stay ahead, and provide a first-class education for our young people from K-12 to graduating from college without a crushing burden of debt.”
About District 16
Senate District 16 is swing district comprised of the towns of Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett and Wards 1, 2 and 12 in the City of Manchester. Governor Maggie Hassan won the district in 2012 and 2014. During the last presidential year (2012), the incumbent Republican Senator David Boutin came within a few hundred votes of losing his re-election. With Senator Boutin retiring, this open seat will be a prime Democratic pick-up opportunity.