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Mitchell and Perry move on to November’s New Bedford mayoral election


Incumbent New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and New Bedford police officer Charlie Perry move on to the November 7th final municipal election. In yesterday’s election, Jon Mitchell received 2,707 votes to Charlie Perry’s 2,376, giving the incumbent mayor a 13.9% lead over Charlie Perry. Mitchell Garner finished third with 209 votes and is the odd man out in November. Voter turnout was 9.4% – 5,384 of the 57,187 registered voters participated.

As of 4 Oct, 2017, incumbent New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell had a balance of $203,552.94 in his campaign war chest, raising $28,395.80 alone in the first two weeks of August. As of Oct 2, 2017, Charlie Perry had an ending balance of $2,828.29, spending just over $5,000 since August. Mitchell Garner raised $85 and spent $74.95.

Full election results to include City Council races can be found here.

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About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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