2015 Jacksonville mayoral election

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Jacksonville mayoral election, 2015

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  LennyCurryJAX.jpg Mayor Alvin Brown.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Lenny Curry Alvin Brown Bill Bishop
Party Republican Democratic Republican
First round vote 70,891 78,713 30,944
First round percentage 38.40% 42.64% 16.76%
Second round vote 103,626 98,349
Second round percentage 51.31% 48.69%

Mayor before election

Alvin Brown
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Lenny Curry
Republican

The 2015 Jacksonville mayoral election took place on March 24, 2015, to elect the Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida.

The election is a blanket primary, with all candidates from all parties running together on the same ballot. As no candidate received a majority of the vote, a runoff was held between the top two vote-getters on May 19, 2015.

Incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown ran for re-election to a second term in office.[1] He was defeated by Republican Lenny Curry by a margin of 5,285 votes.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared

Republican Party[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Jim Overton, Duval County Property Appraiser and former Jacksonville City Councilman[6][7]
Declined

Independent Party of Florida[edit]

Did not qualify

Independent[edit]

Declared
  • Omega Allen, former member of the Northwest Jacksonville Trust Fund Advisory Committee[4]
Withdrew
  • Marvin Kramer, retired attorney and prosecutor[11][10]

Primary election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Omega
Allen (I)
Bill
Bishop (R)
Alvin
Brown (D)
Lenny
Curry (R)
Other Undecided
UNF February 23–27, 2015 546 ± 4% 2% 11% 37% 25% <1% 25%
St. Pete Polls January 23–25, 2015 1,247 ± 2.8% 8.9% 37.9% 30.6% 15.7% 6.8%

Results[edit]

Jacksonville mayoral election, 2015[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alvin Brown (Incumbent) 78,713 42.64%
Republican Lenny Curry 70,891 38.40%
Republican Bill Bishop 30,944 16.76%
Independent Omega Allen 4,046 2.19%
Total votes 184,594

Runoff[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Alvin
Brown (D)
Lenny
Curry (R)
Undecided
St. Pete Polls March 25, 2015 1,076 ± 3.0% 49.4% 46.1% 4.5%
St. Pete Polls January 23–25, 2015 1,247 ± 2.8% 41.5% 45.3% 13.2%
University of North Florida February 10–17, 2014 442 ± 4.66% 45% 25% 30%

Results[edit]

Jacksonville mayoral election, 2015[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lenny Curry 103,626 51.31%
Democratic Alvin Brown (Incumbent) 98,349 48.69%
Total votes 201,975

Endorsements[edit]

Alvin Brown
  • Bill Nelson, U.S. Senator (D-FL)[14]
  • Bill Bishop, City Councilman; finished third in the blanket primary[15]
Lenny Curry

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Early look at 2015 mayor's race: Republicans seek candidate to challenge Alvin Brown". The Florida Times-Union. January 11, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "How did Lenny Curry win mayoral race? Republican vote came out in force". The Florida Times-Union. May 20, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Councilman Bill Bishop to run for Mayor of Jacksonville in 2015". Jacksonville Business Journal. March 28, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "GOP candidate Lenny Curry files for 2015 mayor's race". Jacksonville Business Journal. June 3, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "Lenny Curry will run for Jacksonville Mayor". First Coast News. June 3, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Duval Property Apprasier Jim Overton To Run For Mayor Of Jacksonville". WJCT. March 4, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jim Overton won't run for mayor, says he couldn't raise enough money to win". Financial News & Daily Record. April 22, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "After months of thought, Bill Gulliford decides against running for Jacksonville mayor". Financial News & Daily Record. July 29, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "Mike Hogan's decision caps 'very good day' for Lenny Curry camp". Jax Daily Record. January 5, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Reporting group (Election/Committees) : 2015 Unitary General (5/19/2015)". Duval County Supervisor of Elections. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  11. ^ "Bill Gulliford won't run for Jacksonville mayor". Financial News & Daily Record. July 29, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  12. ^ "Summary Results - Election Night Polling". Duval County Supervisor of Elections. March 24, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  13. ^ "Summary Results - Unofficial Results". Duval County Supervisor of Elections. May 19, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  14. ^ David Bauerlein (April 1, 2015). "U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson endorses Mayor Brown for re-election citing bipartisan leadership". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  15. ^ "Bishop endorses Brown for re-election; Curry camp says Bishop reneged on promise to stay neutral". Jacksonville Times-Union. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  16. ^ Nate Monroe (March 30, 2015). "Gov. Rick Scott backs Lenny Curry over Mayor Alvin Brown". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved March 31, 2015.