2011 South Bend, Indiana mayoral election

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South Bend mayoral election, 2011
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Candidate Pete Buttigieg Norris W. Curry, Jr Patrick M. Farrell
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 10,991 2,884 1,008
Percentage 73.85% 19.38% 6.77%

Mayor before election

Steve Luecke
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Pete Buttigieg
Democratic

The 2011 South Bend, Indiana mayoral election was held November 8, 2011.

After serving for fourteen years, incumbent mayor Steve Leucke did not seek reelection to another term.[2]

South Bend was regarded to be a Democratic-leaning city.[2] A Republican had not been elected mayor in the city in four decades.[3]

The election was won by Pete Buttigieg, who, at 29 years of age, became the youngest mayor of an United States city with a population greater than 100,000.[4]

Nominations[edit]

Primaries were held for the Democratic and Republican parties on May 3.[5]

Democratic primary[edit]

Buttigieg won what was considered a surprisingly strong victory in the primary.[5]

Democratic primary results[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Buttigieg 7,663 54.90
Democratic Michael J. Hamann 2,798 20.05
Democratic Ryan Dvorak 2,041 14.62
Democratic Barrett Berry 1,424 10.20
Democratic Felipe N. Merino 32 0.23
Total votes 13,958

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[6][8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norris W. Curry, Jr. 655 65.83
Republican William F. Davis 248 24.93
Republican Wilson R. Taylor II 92 9.25
Total votes 995

General election[edit]

General election results[6][9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Buttigieg 10,991 73.85
Republican Norris W. Curry Jr. 2,884 19.38
Libertarian Patrick M. Farrell 1,008 6.77
Total votes 14,883

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Samuel (3 November 2011). "2011 South Bend, Indiana Election". Benton Spirit News. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Galer, Sarah (4 May 2011). "Ex-Indiana treasurer candidate wins South Bend mayoral primary". WTHR. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ Lewis, Brandon (18 February 2011). "Four more declare candidacy for South Bend mayoral race". WNDU. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  4. ^ Abigail, Hess (22 March 2019). "Meet 37-year-old Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, who thinks he can become the youngest US president ever". CNBC. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b Parrott, Jeff (3 May 2011). "Buttigieg to face Curry for South Bend mayor's seat". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Historical Election Results". Indiana.gov Voter Portal. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  7. ^ "RaceID=738219". Our Races. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  8. ^ "RaceID=738218". Our Races. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  9. ^ "RaceID=738220". Our Races. Retrieved 9 April 2019.