2005 Worcester, Massachusetts mayoral election

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Worcester mayoral election, 2005
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Nominee Tim Murray Konstantina Lukes Juan Gomez
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 10,085 5,352 1,504
Percentage 52.50% 27.86% 7.83%

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Nominee William McCarthy William Coleman
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 1,285 985
Percentage 6.69% 5.13%

Mayor before election

Tim Murray
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Tim Murray
Democratic

The 2005 Worcester, Massachusetts mayoral election was held on November 8, 2005. It saw the reelection of incumbent mayor Tim Murray to a third term.

Election system[edit]

In order to be elected mayor in Worcester, a person must place first in the mayor's race and also finish among the top six in the at-large city council election, being also elected a councilor at large. An individual cannot be elected mayor without additionally winning at at-large city council seat.[2]

Candidates[edit]

  • William Coleman,[3] III, community activist[4] candidate for mayor in 1993, 2001 and 2003[5][6][7]
  • Juan Gomez,[3] Worcester City Council at-large member since 2000,[8] candidate for mayor in 2003[7]
  • Konstantina Lukes,[3] Worcester City Council at-large member since 1990, mayoral candidate in 1999[9]
  • William McCarthy,[3] college professor,former Connecticut state trooper, executive assistant in the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control from 1996 to 1999[10]
  • Tim Murray, incumbent mayor[3]

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Timothy P. Murray (incumbent) 10,085 52.50
Nonpartisan Konstantina B. Lukes 5,352 27.86
Nonpartisan Juan A. Gomez 1,504 7.83
Nonpartisan William J. McCarthy 1,285 6.69
Nonpartisan William Coleman, III 985 5.13
Total votes 19,211

Murray also finished first in the at-large city council election.[3] Lukes finished second, Gomez finished eighth, Coleman finished ninth, and McCarthy finished tenth.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Results | City of Worcester, MA". Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Kotsopoulos, Nick (September 21, 2019). "Politics and the City: And they're off and running for Worcester mayor". telegram.com. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS STATEMENT OF VOTES CAST MUNICIPAL ELECTION WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS" (PDF). Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Worcester Candidate Profile: Bill Coleman For Mayor". Patch. October 24, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS ELECTION SUMMARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS" (PDF). Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS STATEMENT OF VOTES CAST MUNICIPAL ELECTION WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS" (PDF). Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS ELECTION SUMMARY MUNICIPAL ELECTION WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS" (PDF). Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Staff, Mark SullivanTelegram & Gazette (August 2, 2015). "Worcester candidate: Council hopeful Juan Gomez touts plan to bring business, jobs to city". telegram.com. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS STATEMENT OF VOTES CAST MUNICIPAL ELECTION WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS" (PDF). Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  10. ^ STAFF, Richard Nangle TELEGRAM & GAZETTE (August 9, 2007). "William McCarthy - City Council, at-large". telegram.com. Retrieved December 3, 2019.