Louisville mayoral election, 2014

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Louisville mayoral election, 2014
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Turnout 251,680
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Nominee Greg Fischer Bob DeVore
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 172,810 78,870
Percentage 68.5% 31.3%

An election for mayor of Louisville, Kentucky was held on November 4, 2014, concurrent with other elections, including half of the 26-member Louisville Metro Council.

Declarations[edit]

On April 23, 2013, Fischer announced to a group of supporters that he would be running for reelection in the 2014 General Election.[1]

On January 28, 2014, less than a day before the filing deadline, Former McCreary County School Board member Bob DeVore announced his candidacy to challenge Mayor Greg Fischer. According to Nathan Haney, then-Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, DeVore was not recruited by the party, nor did they have any advanced notice that DeVore was declaring his candidacy.[2]

Primaries[edit]

Both candidates went unopposed in their respective primaries.

Results[edit]

Louisville mayoral election, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Greg Fischer 172,810 68.55% +30.8%
Republican Bob DeVore 78,870 31.3% -36.9%
Write-ins 511 0.002% negligible
Majority 93,940 37.2% +1,396.6%
Turnout 251,680 100% -2.6%
Democratic hold Swing

Greg Fischer, the incumbent Democratic mayor of Louisville, defeated Bob DeVore, a Republican, tallying 68.5% of the vote to DeVore's 31.3%, with 0.002% of the vote going to various write-in candidates[4] such as Jackie Green,[5] who ran as an Independent against Fischer in 2010.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bailey, Phillip (April 23, 2013). "Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announces reelection bid". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Ottis, Chris (January 28, 2014). "Robert Devore filed to Challenge Mayor Greg Fischer as Republican". WDRB. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Gems Election Results" (PDF). Jefferson County Clerk's office. November 4, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Louisville, Kentucky municipal elections, 2014". Ballotpedia. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Home - Jackie Green: Write-in Candidate for Mayor". Jackie Green: Write-in Candidate for Mayor. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jackie Green can't run for mayor as independent, will seek write-in votes". 7 February 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.