Lauren Poe

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Lauren Poe
Mayor of Gainesville
Assumed office
2016
Preceded byEd Braddy
City Commissioner from
Gainesville At-large
In office
2013–2016
Preceded byJeanna Mastrodicasa[1]
Succeeded byHarvey Budd[2]
Personal details
BornMinot, North Dakota
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Emily
ChildrenElizabeth, Beatrice
ResidenceGainesville, Florida
ProfessionEducator

Lauren Poe is the mayor of Gainesville, Florida, where he has lived since 1992.

Early life and career[edit]

Poe received his bachelor's degree in History, as well as his Masters in Social Sciences from the University of Florida.[3] He is married to Emily Monda-Poe. Together they have 2 daughters, Elizabeth and Beatrice.[4] He has taught in Alachua County since 1998: first at Ft. Clarke Middle School and later Santa Fe College.

Electoral history[edit]

Lauren Poe first ran to represent Gainesville's second district and won in 2008 in a close runoff election. Note that all candidates in Gainesville municipal elections run as non-partisan. Poe is a registered member of the Democratic Party

Gainesville City Commission District 2, 2008[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Lauren Poe 3,023 35.06
Non-partisan Bonnie Mott 3,023 42.14
Non-partisan Bryan Harman 1966 22.80

And the results from the runoff:

Gainesville City Commission District 2 runoff, 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Lauren Poe 1,922 52.54 +17.48%
Non-partisan Bonnie Mott 1,736 47.46 +5.32%

He ran for re-election and lost in the April 12, 2011 runoff after the March 15, 2011 election was also split between multiple candidates.

Gainesville City Commission District 2, 2011[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Lauren Poe 1,774 35.07
Non-partisan Todd Chase 1,588 31.40
Non-partisan James Ingle 553 10.93
Non-partisan Robert Krames 1,143 22.60

Runoff results:

Gainesville City Commission District 2 runoff, 2011[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Lauren Poe 2,045 45.64 +10.57%
Non-partisan Todd Chase 2,463 54.64 +23.24%

He eventually won the at-large seat during the following year, also in a runoff.

Gainesville City Commission At-Large, 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Lauren Poe 4,411 36.12
Non-partisan Nathan A. Skop 2,955 24.20
Non-partisan Darlene Pifalo 1,479 12.11
Non-partisan Donna Lutz 1,333 10.91
Non-partisan James Ingle 1,189 9.74
Non-partisan Richard Selwach 363 2.97
Non-partisan Dejeon L Cain 293 2.40
Non-partisan Mark Venzke 190 1.56

Runoff results:

Gainesville City Commission At-Large runoff, 2012[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Lauren Poe 5,718 56.64 +20.52%
Non-partisan Nathan A. Skop 4,378 43.36 +19.16%

Poe was subsequently elected to mayor on March 15, 2016 beating his opponents, incumbent Ed Braddy and challenger Donald Shepherd with 57% of the vote (outright, without a runoff).

Mayor of the City of Gainesville election, 2016[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Lauren Poe 16,384 57.05 {{{change}}}
Non-partisan Ed Braddy 11,331 39.46 {{{change}}}
Non-partisan Donald Shepherd 1,002 3.49 {{{change}}}

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OFFICIAL RESULTS Gainesville Regular Election" (PDF).
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Mayor Lauren Poe". www.cityofgainesville.org.
  4. ^ "Mayor Lauren Poe". www.cityofgainesville.org.
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ "OFFICIAL RESULTS: Gainesville Run-off Election February 19, 2008" (PDF).
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ [5]
  10. ^ [6]
  11. ^ [7]

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