2001 Durham mayoral election

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Durham mayoral election, 2001
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  Bill Bell Mayor (1).jpg Nick Tennyson (1).jpg
Candidate Bill Bell Nick Tennyson
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 16,525 16,040
Percentage 50.56% 49.07%

Mayor before election

Nick Tennyson
Republican

Elected Mayor

Bill Bell
Democratic

The 2001 Durham mayoral election was held on November 5, 2001 to elect the mayor of Durham, North Carolina. It saw the election of Bill Bell, who unseated incumbent mayor Nick Tennyson.

Results[edit]

Primary[edit]

The date of the primary was October 9, 2001.[1]

Primary results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Nick Tennyson (incumbent) 7,927 51.97
Bill Bell 7,793 44.54
Brenda B. Burnette 289 1.89
Ralph M. McKinney Jr. 153 1.00
Stephen Hopkins 91 0.60

General election[edit]

General election results[2]
Candidate Votes %
Bill Bell 16,525 50.56
Nick Tennyson (incumbent) 16,040 49.07
Write ins 121 0.37
Total votes 32,686

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CITY OF DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA NONPARTISAN MUNICIPAL PRIMARY OCTOBER 9, 2001" (PDF). Durham County. October 11, 2001. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA NONPARTISAN MUNICIPAL ELECTION AND COUNTY BOND REFERENDUM" (PDF). Durham County. November 9, 2001. Retrieved October 5, 2019.