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Denis Lawrence Jr. Will Not Seek Re-Election



A long term member of the New Bedford City Council says he will not seek re-election this fall. 

Denis Lawrence Jr. announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that after much soul-searching and discussions with his family, he will withdraw from the At-Large race. 


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Mayor Jon Mitchell
CityOfNewBedfordMA, youtube

Mitchell To Follow Council Races Closely This Fall

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he expected to have an opponent this fall, and not having one will allow him to continue his focus on creating jobs and improving education in New Bedford.

But that doesn't mean the Mayor will be ignoring other races on the ballot

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New Bedford Election Contests Take Shape

Following Tuesday's deadline to submit nomination papers to the New Bedford Election Office, the 2013 campaign season is now shaping up in the Whaling City.  Here's a list of candidates.  (Note: * signifies incumbent)

Mayor of New Bedford

Jon Mitchell* (unopposed)
City Council Ward One

Jim Oliveira* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Two

Steve Martins* (unopposed)
City Councilor Ward Three

Henry Bousquet* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Four

Bruce Duarte*

Dana Ribeiro
City Council Ward Five


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