2010 Newark mayoral election

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2010 Newark mayoral election
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Candidate Cory Booker Clifford J. Minor
Party Non-partisan Non-partisan
Popular vote 22,745 13,570
Percentage 59.1% 35.3%

Mayor before election

Cory Booker

Elected Mayor

Cory Booker

The 2010 election for Mayor of Newark took place in Newark, the most populous city in the state of New Jersey, on May 11, 2010. Elections for all seats on the nine member Municipal Council of Newark were held the same day. A runoff election, if necessary, would have taken place. Elections in the city are non-partisan and candidates are not listed by political party. Incumbent Mayor Cory Booker avoided a runoff and was re-elected to his second term in office.

Booker would not serve out the entirety of his second term. In 2013, after having won the October 16 special election for U.S. Senator, Booker resigned as mayor and was sworn in on October 31 as the junior U.S. Senator from New Jersey.[2] Luis A. Quintana, long-term member of the Municipal Council, replaced him as interim mayor.[3] In 2019, he mounted a campaign to participate in 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.


If no candidate had received 50% of the vote, the race would have continued to a run-off between the top two candidates from the first round.

Newark mayoral election, 2010[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Cory Booker (incumbent) 22,745 59.1
Nonpartisan Clifford J. Minor 13,570 35.3
Nonpartisan Yvonne Garrett Moore 1,703 4.4
Nonpartisan Mirna L. White 444 1.2
Total votes 38,462


  1. ^ "2010 Non-Partisan Municipal Election". Essex County Clerk's Office. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  2. ^ Lee, Eunace (October 30, 2013). "See Cory Booker's resignation letter as he bids farewell to Newark City Hall, goes to Washington". The Star-Ledger. nj.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/newark-gets-shift-in-style-1385775840
  4. ^ "2010 Unofficial Election Results". City of Newark. Archived from the original on 27 November 2010.

External links[edit]

Gillespie, Andra (2013), The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America, NYU Press, ISBN 9780814732458