Flanagan Loses Recall Election, Sutter Wins
Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has conceded a mayoral recall election to Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter, one of seven challengers he faced in a two-part recall vote.
Flanagan conceded Tuesday night after coming up short on both parts of the ballot. Flanagan was serving his third term in office.
Flanagan had two chances to keep his office in the special recall election. One was to avoid recall at all. The second was being selected again to be mayor from among the other candidates.
The recall movement focused on management issues including fire department layoffs and a city councilor's allegation that Flanagan had tried to intimidate him by showing a gun. Flanagan denied that happened.
Sutter previously ran unsuccessfully for Congress and considered a run for state attorney general.