2011 Baltimore mayoral election

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Baltimore mayoral election, 2011
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Candidate Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Alfred V. Griffin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 40,125 6,108
Percentage 84.47% 12.86%

Mayor before election

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Sheila Dixon convicted, 2009

Elected Mayor



The 2011 Baltimore mayoral election was held on November 8, 2011. Because Baltimore's electorate is overwhelmingly Democratic, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's victory in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2011 all but assured her of victory in the general election.

Background and candidates[edit]

Sheila Dixon, the winner of the previous mayoral election, was forced from office following a 2010 conviction.[1] Therefore, city council president Stephanie Rawlings-Blake became mayor for the final year of what had been Dixon's term, and subsequently ran for election to a full term. Other candidates for the Democratic nomination included state senator Catherine E. Pugh; Otis Rolley, a former administrator in city government, Frank M. Conaway, Sr., the only person, other than Rawlings-Blake, in the race to have won a citywide election, and former councilman Jody Landers

Primary election results[edit]

These are the results for the 2011 Democratic primary, as reported on the City of Baltimore's official website.[2]

Candidate Votes %
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake 38,829 52.15%
Catherine E. Pugh 18,797 25.24%
Otis Rolley 9,415 12.64%
Joseph T. Landers 5,089 6.83%
Frank M. Conaway, Sr. 2,095 2.81%
Wilton Lloyd Wilson 235 0.32%

General election campaign[edit]

General election results[edit]

The General Election was held on November 8, 2011. The results were as follows:

Baltimore City mayoral election, 2011[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Rawlings-Blake 40,125 84.47
Republican Alfred V. Griffin 6,108 12.86

Other city elections[edit]

All other Baltimore city officers were also up for election simultaneously with the mayor, including the fourteen members of the Baltimore City Council (elected from single-member districts) and the City Council President and City Comptroller (both elected citywide). Incumbent comptroller Joan Pratt ran unopposed in both the Democratic primary and the general election.


  1. ^ Vozzella, Laura (December 2, 2009). "Laura Vozzella: The prolific Juror No. 11 finally gets to speak out". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Statement of Votes Cast" (PDF). Baltimore Elections Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 1, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Statement of Votes Cast" (PDF). Baltimore Elections Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 27, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2015.