El Paso, Texas mayoral election, 2013

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El Paso mayoral election, 2013
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Candidate Oscar Leeser Steve Ortega
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 21,724 9,944
Percentage 47.40% 21.70%

Mayor before election

John Cook
Nonpartisan

Elected Mayor

Oscar Leeser
Nonpartisan

The 2013 El Paso mayoral election was held on June 8, 2013, to elect the Mayor of El Paso, Texas. Incumbent Mayor John Cook could not seek another term due to term limits. In the nonpartisan primary held on May 11, 2013, businessman Oscar Leeser and City Councilman Steve Ortega placed first and second with 47% and 21% of the vote, respectively, and because no candidate received a majority, a runoff election was held on June 15.[1] Leeser won the runoff election.[2]

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Oscar Leeser, automobile dealer
  • Steve Ortega, city representative
  • Robert Cormell, restaurateur
  • Hector H. Lopez, radio host
  • L. Gus Haddad, mortgage broker
  • Jaime O. Perez, former chief of staff to El Paso County Judge Anthony Cobos
  • Dean Martinez, retired military
  • Jorge Artalejo, substitute teacher

Results[edit]

El Paso mayoral primary results, May 11, 2013[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Oscar Leeser 21,724 47.40
Nonpartisan Steve Ortega 9,944 21.70
Nonpartisan Robert Cormell 5,518 12.04
Nonpartisan Hector H. Lopez 4,009 8.75
Nonpartisan L. Gus Haddad 3,223 7.03
Nonpartisan Jaime O. Perez 816 1.78
Nonpartisan Dean Martinez 365 0.80
Nonpartisan Jorge Artalejo 228 0.50
Total votes 45,827 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

El Paso mayoral election results, June 15, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Oscar Leeser[4] 33,266 74.32
Nonpartisan Steve Ortega 11,492 25.68
Total votes 44,758 100

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