Offers a New Generation of Leadership for the City's School Board
Manchester, NH – A proud graduate of Manchester public schools and new father, Gene Martin announced his plans bring a new generation of leadership to the City's Board of School Committee by running for a School Board At-Large seat in the upcoming Manchester municipal elections this fall.
"I want to see Manchester thrive as a community where people want to live and work - and the foundation of that is making sure Manchester has strong schools to reach our City’s full potential. This has motivated me to want to do more," said Gene Martin. "After much consideration, I am excited to share that I am running to serve the residents of Manchester as our next School Board At-Large Member."
"My parents bought their home in Manchester, so their three sons could have the best possible chance of success. As new parents, my wife Erin and I want the exact same thing for our daughter!" said Gene Martin. "I loved the education I received in Manchester - and I’ll never forget the teachers that helped transform my life."
As a young professional, homeowner, husband, and father, Gene is committed to quality public schools because they are vital to a thriving and vibrant community. A great school district will provide opportunities for Manchester’s children and helps attract and keep businesses and residents. Our City needs common sense and innovative leaders to positively impact the direction of our public schools to ensure Manchester thrives for generations to come.
"As our next School Board Member, I want to make sure every child has the opportunity to succeed. And to me, that means that we have to prepare our high school graduates for college, a trade or technical school, or be workforce ready right out of high school," said Gene Martin. "Sadly, over the past few years, it seems too many School Board Members prioritized bickering and dysfunction over focusing on student success and achievement – and that’s just wrong! I can't sit back and let it continue. I'll be ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work with Mayor Joyce Craig, parents, educators, administrators, and all community members to help provide the best possible education to our students."
Gene Martin was raised in Manchester and is Memorial High School graduate. Gene has been committed to service as the Vice President of the Manchester Lions Club, as the Past Chair of the Plymouth State Alumni Board of Directors, and to various civic and political causes. He is working on his Master's of Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire. Gene is a nonprofit fundraising professional who lives in Ward 2 with his wife Erin, their daughter Catherine and Goldendoodle Zeus.