2009 Austin mayoral election

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The 2009 Austin mayoral election was held on May 9, 2009. Incumbent Mayor Will Wynn was term-limited. No candidate received a majority of the vote, which would have precipitated a runoff election, but second-place finisher Brewster McCracken withdrew from the race [1] making Lee Leffingwell the winner by default.


Election results[edit]

2009 Austin Mayoral election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Lee Leffingwell 27,455 47.24
Nonpartisan Brewster McCracken 15,575 26.80
Nonpartisan Carole Keeton Strayhorn 12,458 21.44
Nonpartisan David Buttross 2,229 3.84
Nonpartisan Josiah James Ingalls 402 0.69
Turnout 58,119


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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