Portland, Oregon mayoral election, 2012

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Portland mayoral election, 2012
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  Charlie Hales in 2011.jpg Jefferson Smith portrait-1.jpg
Nominee Charlie Hales Jefferson Smith
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 163,522 83,741
Percentage 61.18%[1] 31.33%

Mayor before election

Sam Adams
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Charlie Hales
Democratic

The 2012 Portland mayoral election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, to elect the mayor for Portland, Oregon. Charlie Hales was elected mayor, defeating challenger Jefferson Smith. Incumbent mayor Sam Adams did not seek a second term.[2]

Municipal elections in Oregon are non-partisan. The non-partisan primary was held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.[3] As no candidate received an outright majority of the vote in the primary, the top two finishers—former city commissioner Charlie Hales and state representative Jefferson Smith—advanced to a runoff in the November 6 general election.[4] In the general election, Hales received approximately 61% of the vote.[5]

Primary[edit]

Candidates on the ballot[edit]

Declined to run[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Sam
Adams
Tre
Arrow
Eileen
Brady
Max
Brumm
Bill
Dant
Charlie
Hales
Mike
Reese
Jefferson
Smith
Other Undecided
DMH Research May 10–12, 2012 500 ± 4.4% 16% 32% 24% 8% 21%
SurveyUSA/KATU May 4–7, 2012 563 ± 4.2% 28% 25% 27% 5% 15%
Elway/KGW/The Oregonian May 2–6, 2012 400 ± 5.0% 16% 29% 28% 6% 18%
DHM Research/KPTV/OPB April 28–30, 2012 400 ± 4.9% 23% 25% 20% 6% 28%
18% 21% 22% 17% 23%
SurveyUSA/KATU April 10–12, 2012 548 ± 4.3% 34% 22% 15% 9% 21%
SurveyUSA/KATU February 23–26, 2012 555 ± 4.2% 7% 25% 2% 3% 16% 10% 8% 28%
SurveyUSA/KATU November 2–7, 2011 537 ± 4.3% 23% 19% 14% 44%
19% 13% 20% 11% 38%

Results[edit]

Portland mayoral primary election, 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Charlie Hales 50,403 37.22%
Nonpartisan Jefferson Smith 44,484 32.85%
Nonpartisan Eileen Brady 29,427 21.73%
Nonpartisan Scott Rose 1,740 1.29%
Nonpartisan Cameron Whitten 1,730 1.28%
Nonpartisan Scott Fernandez 1,372 1.01%
Nonpartisan Steve Sung 1,204 0.89%
Nonpartisan Tre Arrow 916 0.68%
Nonpartisan Max Brumm 793 0.59%
Nonpartisan Michael Langley 511 0.38%
Nonpartisan Write-in 479 0.35%
Nonpartisan Bill Dant 378 0.28%
Nonpartisan David "The Ack" Ackerman 360 0.27%
Nonpartisan Dave Campbell 320 0.24%
Nonpartisan Shonda Kelley 279 0.21%
Nonpartisan Loren Brown 211 0.16%
Nonpartisan Howie Rubin 184 0.14%
Nonpartisan Max Bauske 137 0.10%
Nonpartisan Christopher Rich 115 0.08%
Nonpartisan Lew Humble 91 0.07%
Nonpartisan Robert Carron 87 0.06%
Nonpartisan Josh Nuttall 69 0.05%
Nonpartisan Sam Belisle 59 0.04%
Nonpartisan Blake Neiman-Davis 55 0.04%
Totals 135,404 100%

General election[edit]

The November 6 general election was a race between Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith.

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Charlie
Hales
Jefferson
Smith
Other Undecided
SurveyUSA October 7–9, 2012 513 ± 4.4% 37% 30% 33%
SurveyUSA September 14–18, 2012 506 ± 4.4% 34% 29% 37%

Results[edit]

Portland mayoral general election, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Charlie Hales 163,522 61.2%
Nonpartisan Jefferson Smith 83,741 31.3%
Nonpartisan write-in 20,039 7.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION OFFICIAL RESULTS". 
  2. ^ a b c "Portland Mayor Sam Adams not running for re-election". The Oregonian. July 29, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "City of Portland Candidate Filing Information Packet". Office of City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Slovic, Beth (15 May 2012). "Charlie Hales, Jefferson Smith to runoff for Portland mayor; Eileen Brady out (2012 primary election)". OregonLive. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "November 2012 General Election - Official Results". Office of the City Auditor, Portland. December 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Slovic, Beth (March 6, 2012). "Portland mayoral race will feature 23 candidates; Multnomah County commissioners draw scant opposition". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ Schmidt, Brad (May 31, 2011). "New Seasons co-founder Eileen Brady announces 2012 bid for Portland mayor". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ Schmidt, Brad (May 23, 2011). "Portland's competitive 2012 mayoral race under way with Charlie Hales' announcement". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ Slovic, Beth (September 13, 2011). "Jefferson Smith announces he will run for Portland mayor, challenging Eileen Brady and Charlie Hales". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  10. ^ Schmidt, Brad (June 8, 2011). "Earl Blumenauer says he isn't interested in run for Portland mayor". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Schmidt, Brad (June 29, 2011). "Jim Francesconi won't run for Portland mayor in 2012". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ Bernstein, Maxine (November 21, 2011). "Portland police Chief Mike Reese says he won't run for mayor". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  13. ^ Slovic, Beth (August 2, 2011). "Commissioner Dan Saltzman said he feels 'no need' to enter Portland mayor's race". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  14. ^ "May 2012 Primary Election - Official Results". Office of the City Auditor, Portland. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

General election candidates
Primary candidates