2017 Rutland mayoral election

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Rutland mayoral election, 2017

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Nominee David Allaire Christopher C. Louras Michael Coppinger
Party Republican Independent Democratic
Popular vote 2,196 1,420 559
Percentage 51.85% 33.53% 13.20%

2017 Rutland, Vermont mayoral election - Results by ward.svg

Mayor before election

Christopher C. Louras
Independent

Elected Mayor

David Allaire
Republican

The 2017 Rutland, Vermont mayoral election was held March 6, 2017. David Allaire was elected to his first term with 51.85% of the popular vote, defeating incumbent mayor Christopher Louras.

Background[edit]

Incumbent mayor Christopher Louras was first elected in 2007.

In April 2016, Louras announced a program to bring up to 100 refugees of the Syrian Civil War from Syria and surrounding countries to the city to be housed.[1] Rutland Board of Alders member David Allaire was a strong critic of both the program and its implementation. Candidate Michael Coppinger, a Rutland downtown development advocate, was in favor of such a program but had issues with Louras' specific program and announcing the program quickly without public input.[2]

Election Results[edit]

Rutland mayoral election, 2017[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Allaire 2,196 51.85%
Independent Christopher C. Louras (incumbent) 1,420 33.53%
Democratic Michael Coppinger 559 13.20%
Independent Kam Johnston 54 1.30%
Write-in Write-ins 6 0.14%
Total votes 4,235 100%
Republican gain from Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rutland mayor: Syrian refugee plan cost him re-election". burlingtonfreepress.com.
  2. ^ "In Referendum on Refugees, Rutland Mayor Loses Reelection Bid".
  3. ^ "Rutland mayoral results".