2012 Wilmington mayoral election

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Wilmington mayoral election, 2012

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  Dennis P. Williams 2014 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Dennis P. Williams
Party Democratic
Popular vote 25,605
Percentage 100%

Mayor before election

James Baker
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Dennis P. Williams
Democratic

The 2012 Wilmington mayoral election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, to elect the mayor of Wilmington, Delaware. Incumbent mayor James Baker was ineligible to run again because of term limits.

Democratic Party primaries were held on September 11, 2012 and won by Dennis P. Williams.[1] Williams faced a write-in campaign from Kevin Melloy in the general election. Williams won the general election.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Withdrew

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis P. Williams 4,244 38.5
Democratic Kevin Kelley 3,136 28.5
Democratic Bill Montgomery 2,290 20.8
Democratic Robert Bovell 1,027 9.3
Democratic Scott Spencer 317 2.9
Total votes 11,014 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Disqualified from ballot, running as write-in candidate

  • Kevin Melloy, real estate agent[7][10]

Withdrew

  • Mike Brown, City Councilman[11]

General election

Candidates

Results

Wilmington mayoral election, 2012[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis P. Williams 25,605 100
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ a b c d Fowser, Mark (July 11, 2012). "Five Democrats, one Republican file for mayor of Wilmington". NewsWorks. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Fowser, Mark (February 27, 2012). "Candidate for mayor of Wilmington calls for new approaches in improving public safety". NewsWorks. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Gerace, Frank (January 27, 2012). "Montgomery kicks off campaign for Mayor of Wilmington". WDEL. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  4. ^ Min, Shirley (November 17, 2011). "Delaware State Representative running for Wilmington Mayor". NewsWorks. Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "Wilmington Nonprofit Director to Run for Mayor". Associated Press. WCAU. November 29, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "Mayoral candidate withdraws from Wilmington race". Associated Press. RealClearPolitics. December 19, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Cherry, Amy (July 10, 2012). "Gatewood out, Republican in race for Wilmington Mayor". WDEL. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  8. ^ Gerace, Frank (June 12, 2012). "Pastor "D" drops out of Wilmington Mayor's race". WDEL. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  9. ^ "State Senator launches campaign for Wilmington mayor". NewsWorks. October 4, 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  10. ^ Cherry, Amy (September 6, 2012). "GOP mayoral candidate scratched from ballot". WDEL. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  11. ^ Armstrong, Mellany (January 6, 2012). "Mike Brown drops out of race for Wilmington mayor". WDEL. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  12. ^ "State of Delaware General Election Official Results". State of Delaware. Retrieved November 7, 2012.

External links

  • Robert Bovell for Mayor
  • Kevin Kelley for Mayor
  • Bill Montgomery for Mayor
  • Scott Spencer for Mayor
  • Dennis Williams for Mayor


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