Burlington mayoral election, 2009

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The Burlington mayoral election of 2009 occurred on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Burlington's mayoral race is partisan election that occurs every three years, and there are no term limits. The current mayor, Bob Kiss, has served since 2006.[1] This marks the second mayoral election in Burlington using instant runoff voting (IRV). Unlike Burlington's first IRV mayoral election in 2006, the IRV winner in 2009 (Bob Kiss) was neither the same as the plurality winner (Kurt Wright) nor Condorcet winner (Andy Montroll).[2][3]

There was post-election controversy regarding the IRV method, mostly from supporters of Kurt Wright, the plurality winner of first-choice rankings.[4] As a result IRV was repealed in 2010 by a vote of 52% to 48%. [5][6][7]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bob Kiss (P), current Mayor
  • Andy Montroll (D), current City Councelor
  • Dan Smith (I), lawyer
  • James Simpson (G), owner of human powered transportation services company in Burlington
  • Kurt Wright (R), current City Councelor and State Representative

Results[edit]

Candidates 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round
Candidate Party Votes ± Votes ± Votes
Bob Kiss Progressive 2585 +396 2981 +1332 4313
Kurt Wright Republican 2951 +343 3294 +767 4061
Andy Montroll Democrat 2063 +491 2554 -2554 0
Dan Smith Independent 1306 -1306 0   0
James Simpson Green 35 -35 0   0
Write-in   36 -36 0   0
EXHAUSTED PILE   4 +147 151 +455 606
TOTALS [8] 8980 8980 8980

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