2012 Orlando mayoral election

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2012 Orlando mayoral election
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Nominee Buddy Dyer Phil Diamond Ken Mulvaney
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 12,121 5,707 2,316
Percentage 58.27% 27.43% 11.13%

Mayor before election

Buddy Dyer
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Buddy Dyer
Democratic

The 2012 Orlando mayoral election was held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, to elect the mayor of Orlando, Florida. Incumbent mayor Buddy Dyer was elected to a third full term.[1]

Municipal elections in Orlando and Orange County are non-partisan. Had no candidate received a majority of the votes in the general election, a runoff would have been held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, between the two candidates that received the greatest number of votes.[2]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Mike Cantone, political organizer and progressive activist[3]
  • Phil Diamond, member of the Orlando City Council, District 1[4]
  • Buddy Dyer, incumbent mayor[5]
  • Ken Mulvaney, businessman and candidate for mayor in 2004 and 2008[6]

Declined[edit]

  • Linda Grund, foster care advocate (dropped out)[7]

Results[edit]

General election results, April 3, 2012[8]
Candidate Votes %
Buddy Dyer 12,121 58.27
Phil Diamond 5,707 27.43
Ken Mulvaney 2,316 11.13
Mike Cantone 659 3.17
Total votes 20,803 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schlueb, Mark (April 3, 2012). "Dyer wins 3rd term as Orlando mayor". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions about the City of Orlando 2012 Election". City of Orlando-Office of the City Clerk. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  3. ^ Schlueb, Mark (October 4, 2011). "Cantone becomes 4th candidate for Orlando mayor". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  4. ^ Schlueb, Mark (March 24, 2011). "Phil Diamond mounts campaign for Orlando mayor". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Schlueb, Mark (March 8, 2011). "Buddy Dyer's re-election committee includes cast of hundreds". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  6. ^ Schlueb, Mark (February 2, 2012). "Old foe Mulvaney returns to challenge Dyer for mayor". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  7. ^ Schlueb, Mark (February 1, 2012). "Linda Grund drops out of Orlando mayor's race". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  8. ^ "General Election". City of Orlando-Office of the City Clerk. April 3, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.