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Three running for New Bedford’s Ward 1 City Council seat


Three familiar faces are running for the Ward 1 City Council seat in 2019; incumbent William “Brad” Markey, second-place finisher in 2017 Melissa Costa, and Dan Costa who ran in the preliminary election in 2017. Melissa Costa and Dan Costa still have to file officially by August 30th.

In 2017, Markey defeated Melissa Costa in the Municipal Election 1,645 to 1,333.

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.

Ward 1 is the north most ward in New Bedford.


About Michael Silvia

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

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