Louisville mayoral election, 2010

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Louisville mayoral election, 2010

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November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02)
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Turnout 258,401
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Nominee Greg Fischer Hal Heiner
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 132,050 125,178
Percentage 51.1% 48.4%

The 2010 mayoral election in Louisville Metro took place on November 2, 2010 alongside other federal, state and local elections.

Incumbent Mayor Jerry Abramson was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2006, after being elected to his first term with 74% of the vote in 2002.[1] He announced his intention to not to run for a third consecutive term, and instead run for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 2011, with Governor Steve Beshear as his running mate.[2]

Primaries for each respective party were held on May 18, 2010 with Greg Fischer receiving the Democratic nomination and Hal Heiner receiving the Republican nomination. On November 2, Greg Fischer was elected Mayor of Louisville in a tight race.

Mayor Abramson stepping down[edit]

After three consecutive terms as mayor of the city of Louisville from 1985 to 1999, followed by two consecutive terms as the mayor of Louisville Metro from 2003 to 2011, Mayor Jerry Abramson stepped down to run for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 2011.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[3][4][5][6]

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
Error
Tyler
Allen
Burrel
Farnsley
Greg
Fischer
Jim
King
Connie
Marshall
Lisa
Moxley
David
Tandy
Shannon
White
Unde-
cided
Survey USA (report) May 10–12, 2010 735 ± 3.7% 7% 2% 42% 21% 2% 1% 13% 2% 11%
Survey USA (report) April 9–12, 2010 672 ± 3.9% 7% 2% 31% 13% 2% 2% 16% 4% 23%
Survey USA (report) March 8–11, 2010 656 ± 3.9% 8% 4% 20% 12% 2% 3% 17% 2% 32%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Greg Fischer 37,407 45.16%
Democratic David Tandy 16,610 20.05%
Democratic Jim King 15,927 19.23%
Democratic Tyler Allen 7,851 9.48%
Democratic Shannon White 1,785 2.15%
Democratic Lisa Moxley 1,123 1.36%
Democratic Connie Marshall 1,088 1.31%
Democratic Burrel Farnsley 1,047 1.26%
Totals 82,838 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[3][4][6][8]

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
Error
Hal
Heiner
Jonathan
Robertson
Chris
Thieneman
Unde-
cided
Survey USA (report) May 10–12, 2010 446 ± 4.6% 63% 1% 25% 10%
Survey USA (report) April 9–12, 2010 482 ± 4.6% 42% 9% 25% 24%
Survey USA (report) March 8–11, 2010 449 ± 4.7% 30% 6% 34% 30%

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Heiner 33,198 67.51%
Republican Chis Thieneman 14,037 28.54%
Republican Jonathon Robertson 1,940 3.95%
Totals 49,175 100.00%

Independent candidates[edit]

  • Nimbus Couzin, businessman[9]
  • Jerry Mills[10]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample
size
Margin of
Error
Nimbus
Couzin
(I)
Greg
Fischer
(D)
Jackie
Green
(I)
Hal
Heiner
(R)
Jerry
Mills
(I)
Unde-
cided
Survey USA (report) September 23–26, 2010 596 ±4.1% 0% 48% 3% 42% 1% 6%
Survey USA (report) August 27–30, 2010 618 ±4.0% 0% 47% 2% 45% 1% 5%
Braun Research (report) August 9–10, 2010 502 ±4.4% 0.2% 40.7% 3.2% 33.7% 0.8% 21.3%
SurveyUSA (report) July 29-August 1, 2010 538 ±4.3% 2% 45% 3% 45% –– 4%

Results[edit]

Louisville mayoral election, 2011[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Greg Fischer 132,050 51.10% -16.09%
Republican Hal Heiner 125,178 48.44% +17.18%
Independent Nimbus Couzin 499 0.19%
Independent Jerry T. Mills 474 0.18%
Write-ins 200 0.08%
Majority 6,872 2.66% -33.27%
Turnout 258,401
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jerry Abramson - Mayor of Louisville". City Mayors. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  2. ^ Gerth, Joseph (2009-07-19). "Abramson to be Beshear's running mate in 2011". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Jefferson County Candidate Filings - Primary Election 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  4. ^ a b Klepal, Dan (2010-01-26). "Mayoral primary increases; other offices also sought; 11 in all seek top post in Louisville". Courier. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  5. ^ Bullard, Gabe (2010-01-06). "Sixth Democrat Enters Mayor's Race". WFPL. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  6. ^ a b "List of candidates with intent to run for Louisville Mayor". WHAS11. 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  7. ^ a b "Statement of Votes Cast 2010 Primary Election SOVC For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races". jeffersoncountyclerk.org. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  8. ^ Bullard, Gabe (2009-11-04). "A Look At The GOP's Chances In The Mayor's Race". WFPL. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  9. ^ Bullard, Gabe (2009-08-03). "Independent Candidate Enters Mayors Race". WFPL. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  10. ^ Rodriguez, Nancy C. (2010-04-10). "10 discuss Louisville mayoral issues; Candidates' forum includes questions on job creation, public transportation". The Courier-Journal. Archived from the original on 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  11. ^ "Gems Election Results". Retrieved 2013-02-20. 

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