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Election Results Tonight at 8pm On Air and On Line

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School Committee winners:

  1. Larry Finnerty 4,489
  2. Josh Amaral 4,472
  3. Jack Nobrega 3,921

Ward 4: Dana Ribeiro 793 over Bruce Duarte 583

Ward 5: Kerry Winterson 1,172 over Jan Baptiste 1,136

Ward 6: Joe Lopes over Ian Saunders 194



Council at large race:

All precincts in:

  1. Linda Morad  6,327
  2. Brian Gomes 4,770
  3. Deborah Coelho 4,017
  4. David Alves 3,923
  5. Naomi Carney 3,892
  6. John Saunders 3,684
  7. Ian Abreu 3,539
  8. Elizabeth Watkins 2,274
  9. Leo Choquette 2,032
  10. Peter Wilde 1,708



Ward 6 looks like it goes to Joe Lopes. 36 votes separate Jan Baptist and Kerry Winterson in Ward 5.

We have 24 of 37 precincts.


We are on the air with results soon to come.


7:43pm- We are set and ready to go with our election coverage. We take to the air right after ABC News at the top of the hour.


It’s Election Day in New Bedford and around the country. WBSM will have election coverage for you tonight at 8pm.

Pete Braley will anchor the coverage along with political commentator Peter Barney.

  • News Director Jim Phillips will report on the races.
  • Jack Peterson will be at City Hall with the numbers.
  • Taylor Cormier will talk with the candidates.

Our coverage begins right after the 8:00pm news.

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