Baltimore mayoral election, 2011
|Elections in Maryland|
The 2011 Baltimore mayoral election was 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
Sheila Dixon, the winner of the previous mayoral election, was forced from office following a 2010 conviction. 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
|Catherine E. Pugh||18,271|
General election campaign
General election results
The General Election was held on November 8, 2011. The results were as follows:
|Baltimore City mayoral election, 2011|
|Republican||Alfred V. Griffin||6,108||12.86|
Other city elections
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.
- Vozzella, Laura (December 2, 2009). "Laura Vozzella: The prolific Juror No. 11 finally gets to speak out". Los Angeles Times.
- "Statement of Votes Cast" (PDF). Baltimore Elections Board. Retrieved November 28, 2013.