2011 South Bend, Indiana mayoral election
|Elections in Indiana|
The 2011 South Bend, Indiana mayoral election was held on November 8, 2011.
After serving for fourteen years, incumbent mayor Steve Leucke did not seek reelection to another term.
The election was won by Pete Buttigieg, who, at 29 years of age, became the youngest mayor of an United States city with a population greater than 100,000.
Primaries were held for the Democratic and Republican parties on May 3.
Buttigieg won what was considered a surprisingly strong victory in the Democratic Party's primary.
Individuals who had previously been running include Mark Dillinger, a business services representative at Work One, Indiana's workforce development agency.
As a candidate, Buttigieg outlined a platform for his prospective mayoralty. This included an economic plan which promised to assist responsible existing employers grow, cultivate "new homegrown businesses of tomorrow", have the city compete both nationally and globally for investments, create "well-coordinated and user-friendly" economic development, confront poverty, and make investments in human capital and quality of life. He outlined an action plan for these economic priorities in April.
|Democratic||Michael J. Hamann||2,798||20.05%|
|Democratic||Felipe N. Merino||32||0.23%|
|Republican||Norris W. Curry, Jr.||655||65.83%|
|Republican||William F. Davis||248||24.93%|
|Republican||Wilson R. Taylor II||92||9.25%|
|Republican||Norris W. Curry Jr.||2,884||19.38%|
|Libertarian||Patrick M. Farrell||1,008||6.77%|
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