Correia bests Sutter in Fall River's mayoral preliminary election

Councilman Jasiel Correia

Fall River mayoral candidate Jasiel Correia II started off with an early lead as election results began coming in shortly after polls closed around 8 p.m. on Tuesday night.

The Fall River city councilor and local businessman ended up victorious, winning the election over incumbent Mayor Sam Sutter, earning 46 percent of the vote.

He also defeated other candidates, including Jordan James Silvia, Robert Alexander Jr., as well as Richard Renzi.

While Correia garnished 4,774 votes, Sutter earned 4,106.

Silvia took home 669 votes, Alexander earned 274, while Renzi earned 171.

Sutter, a former Bristol County district attorney, earned 40 percent of the vote. He has been in office since December. During that time, he won the position in a recall election that unseated then-Mayor Will Flanagan.

Now, Sutter and Correia will face off for the final vote, which will take place November 3.

Twenty-nine candidates also vied for seats, with 18 earning a spot on the November ballot. Nine will ultimately be elected.{}