Mayor Ted Gatsas is a lifelong resident of Manchester. He attended Manchester public schools and is a graduate of Smyth Road Elementary School and Manchester High School Central. Ted earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Mayor Gatsas, and his brother Michael, co-founded Staffing Network, an employee-leasing company that grew to be one of the largest employers in New England. Staffing Network was eventually acquired by ADP Payroll.
Gatsas first took elective office in 2000 as the Ward 2 Alderman and served 5 terms (2000 – 2010). He was elected to the New Hampshire State Senate representing District 16 from 2000-2009. He served as Alderman and State Senator concurrently.
On November 3, 2009 Ted Gatsas was elected as Manchester's 47th Mayor and was sworn in to his first term as Mayor on January 5, 2010.
On November 8, 2011 Gatsas was overwhelmingly elected to a second term and was sworn in on January 3, 2012.
Mayor Gatsas resides in Ward 2 with his wife Cassandra.