Baltimore mayoral election, 2011

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The 2011 Baltimore mayoral election were held on November 8, 2011. Because Baltimore's electorate is overwhelmingly Democratic, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's victory in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2011 all but assured her of victory in the general election.

Background and candidates[edit]

Sheila Dixon, the winner of the previous mayoral election, was forced from office following a 2010 conviction.[1] Therefore, city council president Stephanie Rawlings-Blake became mayor for the final year of what had been Dixon's term, and subsequently ran for election to a full term. Other candidates for the Democratic nomination included state senator Catherine E. Pugh; Otis Rolley, a former administrator in city government, Frank M. Conaway, Sr., the only person, other than Rawlings-Blake, in the race to have won a city-wide election, and former councilman Jody Landers

Primary election results[edit]

These are the unofficial results for the 2011 Democratic primary, as reported on the city of Baltimore's election board Web site.[2]

Candidate Votes  %
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake 38,102 52%
Catherine E. Pugh 18,271
Otis Rolley 9,210
Jody Landers 5,026
Frank Conaway 2007
Lloyd Wilson 233

General election campaign[edit]

General election results[edit]

The General Election was held on November 8, 2011. The results were as follows:

Baltimore City mayoral election, 2011[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Rawlings-Blake 40,125 84.47%
Republican Alfred V. Griffin 6,108 12.86%

Other city elections[edit]

All other Baltimore city officers were also up for election simultaneously with the mayor, including the fourteen members of the Baltimore City Council (elected from single-member districts) and the City Council President and City Comptroller (both elected citywide). Incumbent comptroller Joan Pratt ran unopposed in both the Democratic primary and the general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vozzella, Laura (December 2, 2009). "Laura Vozzella: The prolific Juror No. 11 finally gets to speak out". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Statement of Votes Cast". Baltimore Elections Board. Retrieved November 28, 2013.