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Ian Abreu may be the most affable of New Bedford’s 11 city councilors.

Outgoing and talkative, he is known for his dedication to constituent services, his moderate positions on most issues and a positive working relationship with Mayor Jon Mitchell, not to mention the media.

Abreu is also known for his prolific fundraising. In just four terms on the council, he has amassed an impressive $79,000 campaign chest. A hard worker, Abreu has also used his high visibility to help rebuild a successful family business around Silmo coffee syrup.

The councilor from the South End peninsula is not shy about the fact he would consider running for either state rep or mayor some day, either.


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