Milwaukee mayoral election, 2012

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The 2012 Milwaukee mayoral election was held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, to elect the mayor for Milwaukee. Incumbent mayor Tom Barrett was elected to a third term, defeating Edward McDonald.[1] This election coincided with other municipal elections, including an unopposed re-election bid for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and contested elections for City Comptroller, City Treasurer, and the Common Council.[2]

Municipal elections in Wisconsin are non-partisan. The non-partisan primary was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, to narrow the field of candidates to two.[2]

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

  • Bill Wenz, former real estate broker[2]

Results[edit]

Non-partisan primary results, February 21, 2012[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Tom Barrett 27,835 80.56%
Edward C. McDonald 5,224 15.12%
Ieshuh Griffin 1,148 3.32%
Write-In 346 1.00%
Total votes 34,553 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

General election results, April 3, 2012[5]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Tom Barrett 54,640 70.46%
Edward C. McDonald 22,388 28.87%
Write-In 517 0.67%
Total votes 77,545 100%

Barrett announced on March 30, 2012 that he will run in the Democratic primary for Governor in the recall election to face incumbent Scott Walker and subsequently lost.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Barrett re-elected as Milwaukee mayor". Wisconsin State Journal. Associated Press. April 3, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Schultze, Steve; Sandler, Larry (January 3, 2012). "Abele, Barrett see little opposition in spring races". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sandler, Larry (January 31, 2012). "1 of Ald. Coggs' opponents kept off ballot". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Spring Primary Election City of Milwaukee". City of Milwaukee. February 22, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Presidential Preference Election City of Milwaukee". City of Milwaukee. April 3, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bice, Daniel; Sandler, Larry; Marley, Patrick (March 30, 2012). "Barrett will run in recall election". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 29, 2012.