Dear Friends,

 

I’m so thankful for the support I’ve received since first announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Keene. Your kind words of encouragement, your offers to open your homes for campaign gatherings, as well as your insights and feedback have only solidified my faith in our wonderful community. Thank you!

 

Many of you have asked me why I’m running. My commitment to Keene’s families runs as deep as my roots in this community. And although I love the entire state of New Hampshire, my political aspirations do not go one inch beyond the borders of our beautiful city. This is not a stepping-stone opportunity; this is my passion and has been my life’s work.

 

I am driven by my years of public service to Keene, having served on dozens of boards, committees and voluntary positions over the past forty years. As such, I believe my experience, the partnerships I’ve built, and my deep knowledge of our community will translate into greater productivity and synergy as we move forward. We don’t have time for learning on the job. We need someone who can hit the ground running.

 

My commitment to our community is enduring. Along with my wife Riki and our children, we have built two successful small businesses here in Keene and together, we invested long hours, hard work and more than a handful of sleepless nights. Our knowledge of Keene’s small business community is from the bottom-up. We know the value of a hard day’s work, and we know that we must earn everything we’re given.

 

As your Mayor, I will promote a vibrant local economy that not only works for all Keene families by embracing equal pay, paid family and medical leave, a progressive wage and a community that welcomes all, but also begins to establish Keene as the center of New Hampshire’s renewable economy. Experts suggest that 28 million new jobs will be created by renewable industry over the next 30 years and I want Keene to lead the way in building a platform for renewable job growth. Together with Keene State College, we can forge a new economic future for our city, our region and our state.

 

Transparency is also at the heart of my campaign and my goal is to make Keene an open book. I intend to promote a collaborative and cooperative environment both in and out of City Hall. One of my first acts as your Mayor will be to build a more interactive and responsive city website so that all city meetings, budgets and transactions can be examined by Keene residents. I will always strive to welcome diverse opinions and a spirited discussion where all are valued and involved in the decision-making process.

 

Finally, my motivation for running for Mayor inevitably comes down to my most pressing priority: Our families. Riki and I have been blessed with three wonderful children, Jodie, Josh and Jill, and their spouses, Joe, Jenny and Jeff, respectively, and, of course, our six cherished grandchildren. We’ve supported our local schools, arts and athletic programs, and watched more hockey games and dance recitals than we could possibly remember. Like most Keene families, Riki and I get out of bed every day with one thought in mind: How do we make our world, our state and our community better for our families?

 

Make no mistake, many of the policies promoted and passed at the highest levels of New Hampshire government act as barriers to progress for many Keene families. As your Mayor, I will fight to tear down those barriers and help each and every Keene resident build a stronger future. Our community needs an individual with experience, leadership, and the fluency I have cultivated in my many years of service to the people and city of Keene. Together, we can inspire change and to keep Keene moving forward. I do not want to be the Mayor, I want to be your Mayor.

 

Thank you!

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October 16th, 2:16 pm

Were holding a debate Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Heberton Hall at the Keene Public Library in Keene, get your FREE tickets to the debate here:

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We're holding a debate Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Heberton Hall at the Keene Public Library in Keene, get your FREE tickets to the debate here:

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October 15th, 9:05 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene

A very busy day, with a lot of meaningful events. Started the day with a meeting with the Minister and Deacon from St. James Church. Conversation re-enforced my belief that "All Are Welcome Here" is not just a phrase on a sign, but needs to be a way of life in Keene. The needs of our fellow residents who are homeless, hungry and under documented must be considered by all my fellow Councilors and not ignored by the public.
Next event was a meeting with staff at Hillside Village about their request for the City to mark a crosswalk between their buildings. I am introducing a request to Council at the meeting next Thursday, along with a petition from residents and staff. The issue will be discussed at MSFI next Wednesday. I expect a large turnout. It is my belief that when a neighborhood asks something of their City, that is easily accomplished like this, there should be no hesitation! Stay tuned.
Final event was attending a public hearing by the DOT about the Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan. A high point of the evening, after talk about roads and bridges, which are largely outside Cheshire County, was statements from April Galarza and Susan Ashworth about support for bus transportation, both within Keene and also connecting to Manchester, Springfield and Brattleboro. I spoke in support, pointing out that buses are as close to mass transit as we will get in Keene. It is not only an ecological concern, but also economic.
All in all, I am FIRED UP! I look forward to working with Councilors on these and other issues when I am Mayor. Remember to Vote November 5!!!
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October 15th, 1:53 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
As the only candidate for Mayor who has started a business and has chaired the Keene City Councils finance committee, I know what Keene needs to continue to develop its local economy. I hope you join me in this effort and vote Greenwald on November 5th!

As the only candidate for Mayor who has started a business and has chaired the Keene City Council's finance committee, I know what Keene needs to continue to develop its local economy. I hope you join me in this effort and vote Greenwald on November 5th! ... See MoreSee Less

October 12th, 5:51 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
Committed to Keene...and Halloween!

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So bring back the original Pumpkin Fest!!

Raising the minimum wage, reducing our city's carbon footprint, embracing diversity and denouncing intolerance. These have always been main pillars of my campaign and these issues don't stop being important after a primary or an after an election. As your mayor, I will want to hear from you on how we can achieve all of these goals together- but first, we have one month to make sure that everyone who shares these valus will vote on November 5th. ... See MoreSee Less

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If I was a resident of Keene, I would not only have my vote, but my volunteer work.

Keene needs industry. Period. lack of wage competition and sustainable wage jobs are what is turned Keene into a two tier society. Think about how Keene was built Mitch. I grew up there and enjoyed it when industry row fed the town. Now taxes have driven out the middle class out and turned it into the haves and have nots. Unless you reduce the rental property projects and introduce industry, Keene will never recover. Export dollars matter. Import dollars are simply a marketing scheme.

A mayor running on a campaign of higher minimum wages in the state with the lowest poverty rate in the country. Worrying about a tiny cities carbon footprint, diversity and intolerance instead of the out of control taxing and wasteful spending. Those are reasons I left Keene.

I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped out and voted in yesterday's primary! Our race ended with a two vote victory, which is a great indicator of how close this election will be on November 5th. Every vote counts and I thank you for your support.

Also, a huge congratulations to all those who advanced in the City Council races! We should all be happy with the quality choices we get to make on election day in these races. For those who didn't move on, the city of Keene thanks you for your dedication to local governance and when I am Mayor I will be looking to people with your passion when I form committees.
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Step one a success hope for a big turnout in nov good luck

Congratulations!!!

October 8th, 4:11 pm

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October 7th, 10:58 am

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
Tomorrow is the Keene City Primary. Let’s get out the vote! 🗳🇺🇸

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September 28th, 1:49 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene

As mayor, I will make sure that Keene is governed by the values that we all hold dear. That means putting families first, working to build a stronger economy, enforcing stronger gun laws, and ensuring that our community is safe and welcoming to all. I know that if this race comes down to values, you will be proud of my record and proud of my goals. ... See MoreSee Less

September 28th, 10:22 am

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
What amazing support last night at Music for Mitch. It was so special being surrounded by local musicians, artists, and activists so devoted to Keene. I’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who organized the event and made made this amazing evening a reality.Image attachmentImage attachment

What amazing support last night at Music for Mitch. It was so special being surrounded by local musicians, artists, and activists so devoted to Keene. I’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who organized the event and made made this amazing evening a reality. ... See MoreSee Less

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My pleasure to meet you and to play !

September 26th, 6:27 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
Tonight I am so pleased to be presenting the 2019 City of Keene Economic Development Plan to the finance committee at City Hall. This plan is the result of months of hard work by me and the rest of the committee and will hopefully be adopted by the full council next week. I encourage you to check out the full report by following the link below.

https://ci.keene.nh.us/sites/default/files/Economic%20Development/Draft%202019%20Economic%20Development%20Plan.pdf

Tonight I am so pleased to be presenting the 2019 City of Keene Economic Development Plan to the finance committee at City Hall. This plan is the result of months of hard work by me and the rest of the committee and will hopefully be adopted by the full council next week. I encourage you to check out the full report by following the link below.

ci.keene.nh.us/sites/default/files/Economic%20Development/Draft%202019%20Economic%20Development%2...
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September 25th, 6:22 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
It was great meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren at Keene State today!  Living in New Hampshire and Keene allows us the great privilege to hear and even interact with Presidential candidates.  Throughout my time here, I have had the honor to meet many Presidential candidates including George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few.  Being a primary state, we see first hand and participate in the election process.  I encourage all to listen, learn and get involved!  It is your right and it is your duty.  Join in the democratic process!Image attachment

It was great meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren at Keene State today! Living in New Hampshire and Keene allows us the great privilege to hear and even interact with Presidential candidates. Throughout my time here, I have had the honor to meet many Presidential candidates including George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few. Being a primary state, we see first hand and participate in the election process. I encourage all to listen, learn and get involved! It is your right and it is your duty. Join in the democratic process! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to see Mitch meeting Elizabeth Warren sharing ideas

September 25th, 3:45 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
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Check out my interview from Monday!

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September 24th, 7:40 am

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene

Today, September 24th is Voter Registration Day! The Keene City Clerk's office is open and eager to assist citizens to register to vote. The process is quick and not complicated. Students residing here, both from NH and out of state are allowed to vote in Keene in the city primary and general election.

At our Music for Mitch event on Friday, September 27th, we will be have voter registration and election day information available.

Voting is your privilege and right! Join the commitment!
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September 23rd, 1:54 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
Great time chatting with my grandsons (Leo Ballaro) Chinese teacher at KHS. Incredible enthusiasm!Image attachment

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September 22nd, 2:47 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
I had an amazing time at yesterdays International Fair. Events like these are an amazing way to celebrate the diversity that makes Keene such a special place to live.Image attachment

I had an amazing time at yesterday's International Fair. Events like these are an amazing way to celebrate the diversity that makes Keene such a special place to live. ... See MoreSee Less

September 19th, 11:44 am

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
A copy of the letter that I sent to our State Reps before they voted at the special veto session yesterday. Thank you to all who are fighting to overturn Sununus terrible vetoes that are hurting, and will continue to hurt, our community.Image attachment

A copy of the letter that I sent to our State Reps before they voted at the special veto session yesterday. Thank you to all who are fighting to overturn Sununu's terrible vetoes that are hurting, and will continue to hurt, our community. ... See MoreSee Less

September 19th, 9:11 am

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
Exciting music event coming to 100 Emerald Street (Emerald Court) on Friday, September 27th! Well have 2 rockin bands, delicious food trucks, and important voter registration information. Join the commitment and the fun!

Exciting music event coming to 100 Emerald Street (Emerald Court) on Friday, September 27th! We'll have 2 rockin' bands, delicious food trucks, and important voter registration information. Join the commitment and the fun! ... See MoreSee Less

September 10th, 12:42 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
A huge thank you to Larry and Tammy Benaquist for hosting an event in their beautiful home! It was a fantastic evening and wonderful discussion on how to continue making Keene a better place for all. I would also like to thank everyone who attended and Jay Kahn for his warm words of support. 

If you are interested in hosting a house party like this one, please reach out to mg4mayor@gmail.com or directly contact Mitch via phone. 

And we also have many ways you can help the campaign!: By making a donation via ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/greenwald, or by signing up to knock on doors to help spread the commitment!: https://www.mobilize.us/nhdp_events/event/121368/Image attachment

A huge thank you to Larry and Tammy Benaquist for hosting an event in their beautiful home! It was a fantastic evening and wonderful discussion on how to continue making Keene a better place for all. I would also like to thank everyone who attended and Jay Kahn for his warm words of support.

If you are interested in hosting a house party like this one, please reach out to mg4mayor@gmail.com or directly contact Mitch via phone.

And we also have many ways you can help the campaign!: By making a donation via ActBlue: secure.actblue.com/donate/greenwald, or by signing up to knock on doors to help spread the commitment!: www.mobilize.us/nhdp_events/event/121368/
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September 5th, 10:59 am

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
Hope to see you there!  Let me know if you can make it! PLEASE RSVP!!

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I’ll be there!

September 4th, 5:11 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
Truly a great afternoon at Ashuelot Park.  My granddaughter Hazel is an artist herself, just not showing her work outside the home.  We enjoyed the people and viewing the art.  I look forward to seeing more downtown!

Truly a great afternoon at Ashuelot Park. My granddaughter Hazel is an artist herself, just not showing her work outside the home. We enjoyed the people and viewing the art. I look forward to seeing more downtown!Both baby Hazel and I had a great time at Art in the Park with our family on Sunday. As a city councilor I have always been a huge supporter of the arts and as your Mayor I will continue this commitment to our artists and spaces that make our city a more beautiful and creative place. ... See MoreSee Less

September 4th, 2:23 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
Both baby Hazel and I had a great time at Art in the Park with our family on Sunday. As a city councilor I have always been a huge supporter of the arts and as your Mayor I will continue this commitment to our artists and spaces that make our city a more beautiful and creative place.

Both baby Hazel and I had a great time at Art in the Park with our family on Sunday. As a city councilor I have always been a huge supporter of the arts and as your Mayor I will continue this commitment to our artists and spaces that make our city a more beautiful and creative place. ... See MoreSee Less

September 4th, 1:13 pm

Top Shop picture from 1972.

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Thank you to The Keene Sentinel for the fantastic coverage of our event Monday night! Let’s continue to spread the word to join the commitment! ... See MoreSee Less

What a fantastic turnout to support team Greenwald last night! We are so incredibly thankful for everyone who attended and helped put on this amazing event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Riki, Lola and I just brought the extra sandwiches and salad to 100 Nights Shelter for their lunch program. Glad to contribute!

It was a great event. Well done!

Great event and awesome speeches, especially Riki and Mitch’s.

August 26th, 12:03 pm

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
As a reminder to all, tonight from 5:30-7:00 is our event at Keene State Camp. All are invited and we hope to see you there supporting team Greenwald!

As a reminder to all, tonight from 5:30-7:00 is our event at Keene State Camp. All are invited and we hope to see you there supporting team Greenwald! ... See MoreSee Less

Had a great time meeting with VP Biden at Lindys this afternoonImage attachmentImage attachment

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WOW!! That’s terrific!!

Love the picture , not sure if I support Biden yet he js a class act !!!!

Had a great time at the Clap in this past Wednesday at Keene State. As a proud alum, it is always great to see the new generation of students ready to change the world and make their impact on Keene. Go Owls!

Had a great time at the "Clap in" this past Wednesday at Keene State. As a proud alum, it is always great to see the new generation of students ready to change the world and make their impact on Keene. Go Owls! ... See MoreSee Less

Fantastic turnout for today’s Filing Day event! A huge thank you for all who came out to support Mitch and talk about what we can do for Keene.

If you weren't able to make it out, or you just want to support Mitch, you can do so by attending our event this coming Monday at Keene State Camp (further details are available on this page) and/or by donating via our Act Blue link: secure.actblue.com/donate/greenwald
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Go Mitch good luck c u guys soon

Kosher Qing this morning at Congregation Ahavis Achim!

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August 12th, 12:14 pm

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Commencement of the Solar Project at our apartment complex on Emerald Street has begun! Roof being prepped and installation in 2 weeks. This is an exciting venture that I know we will thank ourselves for doing in the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for this step towards increasing renewable energy in Keene!

One of the best parts of this campaign for Mayor is the excitement and renewed invigoration I have to help Keene move forward and thrive! This has always been my focus throughout the last 49 years in Keene, but now it is on overdrive! Between the Ewing Awards last night, which was inspirational to see such accomplished people get honored for the talents and accomplishments, and the Monadnock Progressive Alliance meeting following it...the only emotion that comes to me is excited! ... See MoreSee Less

Extremely moving experience last night at the Ewing Arts Awards. Jessica Gelter, the Executive Director of Arts Alive gave a great motivational speech and agreed with the conclusions of the Economic Development Committee. The Arts and the Economy of Keene have a symbiotic relationship, same as the relationship between Keene and KSC. Working together, the vibrancy of Keene will continue for years to come! ... See MoreSee Less

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7 mystic place keene

30 Hanover St!

I need another. Stolen. Drop it off at.office downstairs and I will get it

We need another one in a West Keene - ours is gone!

I’ll take another dozen if you have them and I can speak to my neighbors

124 Old Walpole Rd - Thanks!

25 Shadow Lane

114 Marlboro st Keene NH, Apartment #1, side entrance

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July 5th, 8:55 am

Mitch for Mayor Committed to Keene
This is how someone Committed to Keene walks the walk.  By participating and joining in.  Yesterdays 4 on the 4th was not about self promotion or standing around, it was about Pathways for Keene.  It was about volunteering, and being a contributing citizen of Keene.  Mitchell Greenwald did the walk with his granddaughter, Lola Ballaro.  His wife, son and daughter and two granddaughters walked and ran the race as well!  Leadership is about setting an example, which inspires others.  Mitch Greenwald has been doing that since he arrived in Keene 49 years ago!Image attachmentImage attachment

This is how someone Committed to Keene "walks the walk". By participating and joining in. Yesterdays 4 on the 4th was not about self promotion or standing around, it was about Pathways for Keene. It was about volunteering, and being a contributing citizen of Keene. Mitchell Greenwald did the walk with his granddaughter, Lola Ballaro. His wife, son and daughter and two granddaughters walked and ran the race as well! Leadership is about setting an example, which inspires others. Mitch Greenwald has been doing that since he arrived in Keene 49 years ago! ... See MoreSee Less

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