Belizean municipal elections, 2009

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A municipal election was held in Belize on 4 March 2009. Voters elected sixty seven representatives, eighteen in city councils (11 Belize City, 7 Belmopan) and forty nine in town councils.

Participating parties[edit]

  • United Democratic Party (incumbents)
  • People's United Party
  • Vision Inspired by the People (Belmopan only)
  • Benque Association (Benque Viejo only)
  • People's National Party (Punta Gorda only)
  • Congress of the P.G. People (Punta Gorda only)

Belize City[edit]

Mayor of Belize City Zenaida Moya will seek reelection after fighting off a challenge by Councillor Anthony Michael. She will be challenged by retired public officer Dr. Cecil Reneau.

Belmopan[edit]

Simeon Lopez, sitting mayor, won a local convention on August 17, defeating younger challengers Khalid Belisle and subordinate Eugene Brown. He will be challenged by the PUP's Rosalind Casey.

Towns[edit]

The slates for all district towns have been selected.

Schedule[edit]

  • February 4: Announcement of polls and nomination date.
  • February 9: Presentation of PUP municipal manifestos
  • February 16: Candidates for municipal councils formally nominated at local election office.
  • February: Presentation of UDP municipal manifestos
  • March 4:
    • 7:00 A.M., opening of polls
    • 6:00 P.M., close of polls;
    • 8:00 P.M., counting of votes begins.
  • March 5: Earliest date each council can be formally sworn into office.

Voter turnout[edit]

  • Belize City: 36.8%
  • Belmopan: 46.84%
  • San Pedro: 61.04%
  • Corozal: 52.81%
  • Orange Walk: 72.90%
  • San Ignacio/Santa Elena: 54.22%
  • Benque Viejo: 71.49%
  • Dangriga: 41.97%
  • Punta Gorda: 58.43%

Final results[edit]

Corozal Town[edit]

Candidates Office Sought Votes Polled/% Elected
Hilberto Enrique Campos Mayor (UDP) 2145 (31.87%) elected
Aaron Ubaldo Babb Councilor (UDP) 2373 (35.26%) elected
Jude Stanley Budna Councilor (UDP) 2367 (35.17%) elected
Willie Joselle Cruz Councilor (UDP) 2362 (35.10%) elected
Abigail Karina Gomez Councilor (UDP) 2311 (34.34%) elected
Kenisha Yvonne Esquivel Councilor (UDP) 2302 (34.21%) elected
Nonita Encarnacion Ramirez Councilor (UDP) 2306 (34.26%) elected
Ivan J. Castillo Mayor (PUP) 1739 (25.84%)
Rosa Casanova Councilor (PUP) 1716 (25.50%)
Miriam Gilharry Gomez Councilor (UDP) 1725 (25.63%)
Raul Altamira Mai Councilor (PUP) 1759 (26.14%)
Arcenio Vasquez Councilor (PUP) 1716 (25.50%)
Miguel Ricalde Councilor (PUP) 1799 (26.73%)
Tulio Rodriguez Councilor (PUP) 1720 (25.56%)
Edward "Head" Henderson Mayor (Independent) 112 (1.66%)

Orange Walk Town[edit]

Candidates Office Sought Votes Polled/% Elected
Phillip Marvin de la Fuente Mayor (UDP) 3538 (35.60%) elected
Raul "Splash" Alcoser Councilor (UDP) 3452 (34.74%)
David Israel Constanza Councilor (UDP) 3551 (35.73%) elected
Eduardo Eustacio Leiva Councilor (UDP) 3435 (34.56%)
Joel Enrique Madera Councilor (UDP) 3494 (35.16%) elected
Xenia Enid Morales Councilor (UDP) 3553 (35.75%) elected
Carlos Andres Perera Councilor (UDP) 3355 (33.76%)
Ramon "Monchi" Cervantes Mayor (PUP) 3392 (34.13%)
Rozel Arana Flores Councilor (PUP) 3545 (35.67%) elected
Rafael Avila Councilor (PUP) 3463 (34.85%)
Kevin Bernard Councilor (PUP) 3499 (35.21%) elected
Josue Carballo Councilor (PUP) 3531 (35.53%) elected
Alexander Lopez Councilor (PUP) 3415 (34.36%)
Faride Riverol Councilor (PUP) 3434 (34.55%)

San Ignacio/Santa Elena[edit]

Candidates Office Sought Votes Polled/% Elected
John Francis August, Jr. Mayor (UDP) 2706 (26.77%) elected
Eduardo Cano Councilor (UDP) 3426 (33.89%) elected
Orlando Moses Chuc Councilor (UDP) 3540 (35.02%) elected
Bernadette Fernandez Councilor (UDP) 3705 (36.65%) elected
Desol D. Neal Councilor (UDP) 3502 (34.64%) elected
Vanessa Jeaneane Neal Councilor (UDP) 3595 (35.56%) elected
A. Earl Trapp Councilor (UDP) 3664 (36.24%) elected
Jose Hermilio "Mendee" Mendoza Mayor (PUP) 1061 (10.50%)
Nasim Elias Lisbey Councilor (PUP) 1448 (14.32%)
Gabriel Jorge "Benjy" Maldonado Councilor (PUP) 1378 (13.63%)
Jose Vicente "Joe Marr" Marr, Sr. Councilor (PUP) 1471 (14.55%)
Marleni Celene "Guerra" Torres Councilor (PUP) 1347 (13.32%)
Yolla Asme "Yolla Flores" Vasquez Councilor (PUP) 1339 13.25%
Luis Amett "Cal" Zaiden Councilor (PUP) 1367 (13.52%)
Luis Ayala Mayor (Independent) 137 (1.36%)
Alfonso "Poncho" Cruz Mayor (Independent) 1312 (12.98%)

Benque Viejo del Carmen Town[edit]

Candidates Office Sought Votes Polled/% Elected
Nicholasito Russel "Nick" Ruiz Mayor (UDP) 1813 (47.03%) elected
Ana Melita Castellanos Councilor (UDP) 1687 (43.76%) elected
Constance Frances "Concie" Hyde Councilor (UDP) 1684 (43.68%) elected
Salvador Jorge Iglesias Councilor (UDP) 1838 (47.68%) elected
Marcos Moises "Checha" Kotch Councilor (UDP) 1747 (45.32%) elected
Eric Raul Manzanero Councilor (UDP) 1726 (44.77%) elected
Miguel Angel "Mike" Velasquez Councilor (UDP) 1784 (46.28%) elected
Shelly Hernandez Pacheco Mayor (PUP) 539 (13.98%)
Irma Araceli Garcia Councilor (PUP) 540 (14.01%)
Kenny Giovani Luna Councilor (PUP) 568 (14.73%)
Francisco Manuel "Moya" Portillo Councilor (PUP) 585 (15.18%)
Luis Enrique "Kike" Quiroz Councilor (PUP) 578 (14.99%)
Jose Luis "Wicho" Rodriguez Councilor (PUP) 547 (14.19%)
Daisy Yacab Magana Councilor (PUP) 558 (14.47%)
Humberto Moh Mayor (Benque Association) 56 (1.45%)
Asmin Betancourt Councilor (Benque Association) 66 (1.71%)
Eric Walter Billalta Councilor (Benque Association) 50 (1.30%)
Elmer Galvez Councilor (Benque Association) 48 (1.25%)
Carlos Manuel Gomez Councilor (Benque Association) 57 (1.48%)
Jose Eduardo Gongora Councilor (Benque Association) 53 (1.37%)
Martin Ricardo Mendez Councilor (Benque Association) 45 (1.17%)

Media coverage[edit]

  • LOVE FM, Channel 5: Decision 2009
  • KREM FM, Krem Television, Channel 7: The Big Test 2009
  • WAVE Radio, BBN: Election Watch 2009
  • Plus Television (Belmopan), Integrity Radio (Belize City): unknown
  • Live Election Results and pictures on www.orangewalk.net by FarWorld Tech of Orange Walk Town, Belize.