1997 Durham mayoral election

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Durham mayoral election, 1997
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Candidate Nick Tennyson Ike Robinson
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 15,906 13,149
Percentage 54.49% 45.05%

Mayor before election

Sylvia Kerckhoff

Elected Mayor

Nick Tennyson
Republican

The 1997 Durham mayoral election was held on November 4, 1997 to elect the mayor of Durham, North Carolina. It saw the election of Nick Tennyson.

Incumbent mayor Sylvia Kerckhoff did not seek reelection.

Results[edit]

Primary[edit]

The date of the primary was October 7, 1997.[1]

Primary results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Isaac "Ike" Robinson 7,188 46.40
Nick Tennyson 7,036 45.42
J.F. "Jerry" Lecky 592 3.82
Ralph M. McKinney Jr. 529 3.41
Matthew Edwin Libby 147 0.95
Total votes 15,492

General election[edit]

General election results[2]
Candidate Votes %
Nick Tennyson 15,906 54.49
Isaac "Ike" Robinson 13,149 45.05
Write ins 134 0.46
Total votes 29,189

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OFFICIAL CANVAS CITY OF DURHAM MUNICIPAL PRIMARY OCTOBER 7, 1997" (PDF). Durham County. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "CITY OF DURHAM-MUNICIPAL ELECTION- NOVEMBER 4, 1997" (PDF). Durham County. Retrieved October 27, 2019.