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Fall River will see at least one new city councilor, one new school committee member; three to face off for mayor



With the deadline passing, here are the candidates that have returned nomination papers for city council, mayor, and school committee in the City of Fall River.

Mayoral Candidates

Paul Coogan
C. Samuel Sutter
Michael Vandal

City Council Candidates

Gabriel Amaral
Paulo Amaral
Shawn Cadime
Joseph Camara
Michelle Dionne
Paul Hart
Bradford Kilby
Pamela Laliberte
Bob Pearson
Linda Pereira
Cliff Ponte
Andrew Raposo
Gloria Saddler
Joseph Salvador
Alexander Silva
Jordan James Silvia
Joshua Texeira
Ricky Tith
Laura Jean Washington

School Committee Candidates

Kevin Aguiar
Warren Alves
Bobby Bailey
Rene Brown
Charles Chase
Collin Dias
Thomas Khoury
Michelle Larrivee
Shelli-Ann Pereira
Sara Rodrigues

Candidates have until July 18 to file certified nomination papers.

The race for mayor appears to be headed to a preliminary election where the two winners will face off in the municipal election.

The Fall River City Council will see at least one new member as Leo Pelletier will not be running for re-election. If one of the 19 current candidates do not get the number of signatures needed certified by the elections office or have not filed certified nomination papers with the city clerk by July 18, there will be no preliminary election for City Council.

The School Committee will also see at least one new member with current committee member Paul Hart running for city council. There will not be a preliminary election for School Committee as there were not enough candidates.

The Municipal Preliminary Election will take place on September 19 with the Municipal Election scheduled for November 7.



  1. Never was the same after he left

    July 1, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    I miss Ed Lambert.

  2. MortisMaximus

    July 6, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Coogan over Sutter all day long.

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