Bill Courtright

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Bill Courtright
30th Mayor of Scranton
Assumed office
January 6, 2014
Preceded by Christopher Doherty
Personal details
Born (1957-12-01) December 1, 1957 (age 60)
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kim Courtright
Residence Scranton, Pennsylvania

William L. Courtright (born December 1, 1957) is an American politician who is the 30th and current mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania.[1] He was elected on November 5, 2013, defeating Republican Jim Mulligan, 55%-45%. He was re-elected on November 7, 2017, again defeating Republican nominee, Jim Mulligan, 52%-48%.

Political career[edit]

First elected mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 2013.

Prior to running for mayor, Courtright served on the Scranton City Council for six years. He was also elected Scranton Tax Collector on November 3, 2009, and served a four year term.

Personal life[edit]

Courtright and his wife, Kim, have three children, William, Jr., Patrick, and Lindsey.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

Scranton Mayoral Democratic Primary, 2013 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Courtright 6,091 50.9%
Democratic Elizabeth Randol 5,068 42.3%
Democratic Others 812 6.7%
Total votes 11,971 100.0%
Scranton Mayoral Election, 2013 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Courtright 8,782 54.8%
Republican Jim Mulligan 7,229 45.2%
Total votes 16,011 100.0%
Scranton Mayoral Democratic Primary, 2017 [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Courtright (inc.) 4,864 100.0%
Total votes 4,864 100.0%
Scranton Mayoral Election, 2017 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Courtright (inc.) 7,452 51.8%
Republican Jim Mulligan 6,939 48.2%
Total votes 14,391 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scranton Pennsylvania". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  2. ^ "2013 Primary Results". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "2013 Election Results". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "2017 Primary Results". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ "2017 Election Results". Retrieved 12 January 2018.