Home / Latest / Six hope to replace Dana Rebeiro as New Bedford Ward 4 City Councilor

Six hope to replace Dana Rebeiro as New Bedford Ward 4 City Councilor


True to her word, Dana Rebeiro did not seek re-election in 2019 – putting a self-imposed, three-term term-limit on her New Bedford Ward 4 City Council seat. Six residents hope to fill the vacancy and turned in nomination papers by the 5 pm deadline on Thursday.

Sean Carney and Dennis Houtman turned in nomination papers and filed officially. Derek Baptiste, Nair (Naia) Barros, Joseph “Jo-Jo” Fortes, and Kenneth Gibert turned in nomination papers but have not filed officially – they have until August 30th to do so.

Residents Jonathan Correia and Bruno Friere pulled nomination papers but did not return them.

At least three candidates are needed for a preliminary election on October 1. Candidates still have until September 3rd to withdraw their nomination, so the preliminary election is likely, but not certain. The top two vote-getters in the preliminary election will move on to the November 5 municipal election.

About Michael Silvia

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

Check Also

Gunfire detected in New Bedford’s Westlawn public housing early Saturday morning

The New Bedford Police Department reports two separate gunfire incidents 12 minutes apart coming from …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Translate »