Correia wins Fall River mayoral primary

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia earned the most support in the city’s mayoral primary on Tuesday but his top competitor wasn’t too far behind.

The unofficial results showed the incumbent mayor tallied 3,938 votes, good for more than 45 percent, according to the city’s Board of Election Commissioners. The top three vote-getters will be on the ballot in November.

City Council Vice President Linda Pereira came in second at 36 percent of the vote – only about 800 votes behind Correia – and City Councilor Richard Cabeceiras garnered about 13 percent.

The final two candidates, Jordan James Silvia and Ronald Cabral, earned 187 and 108 votes, respectively.