Nomination papers became available on Monday, May 22nd and since then Christopher Amaral, Jose Andre, Melissa Costa, Chris Cotter,Peter Boswell and Mark Ventura have pulled papers and indicated Ward 1 as their choice.
We’ll provide more details on each should they officially become candidates. Each still needs to submit 50 valid signatures to the election office.
Current Ward 1 New Bedford City Councilor James Oliveira will not be seeking re-election this year. He replaced Linda Morad in 2012, who is now an at-Large Councilor.
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