2016 Wilmington mayoral election

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Wilmington mayoral election, 2016

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Nominee Mike Purzycki Robert Martin Steven Washington
Party Democratic Republican Delaware Independent
Popular vote 22,409 2,956 1,905
Percentage 82.17% 10.83% 7.00%

Mayor before election

Dennis P. Williams
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Mike Purzycki
Democratic

The 2016 Wilmington mayoral election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to elect the mayor of Wilmington, Delaware. Incumbent mayor Dennis P. Williams ran for reelection to a second term, but was defeated in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2016 by Mike Purzycki, the former executive director of the Riverfront Development Corporation.[1] Purzycki defeated Republican Robert Martin and Independent Democrat Steven Washington in the general election.[2]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Maria Cabrera[1]
  • Theo Gregory[1]
  • Norm Griffiths[1]
  • Kevin Kelley, City Councilman[1]
  • Bob Marshall[1]
  • Mike Purzycki, former executive director of the Riverfront Development Corporation[1]
  • Dennis P. Williams, incumbent mayor[1]
  • Eugene Young, advocacy director for the Delaware Center for Justice[1]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Purzycki 2,968 23.59
Democratic Eugene Young 2,734 21.78
Democratic Kevin Kelley 2,553 20.29
Democratic Dennis P. Williams (incumbent) 1,758 13.97
Democratic Theo Gregory 1,318 10.47
Democratic Norm Griffiths 632 5.02
Democratic Maria Cabrera 392 3.11
Democratic Bob Marshall 223 1.77
Total votes 12,578 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Robert Martin (R), real estate professional[2]
  • Gerald Patterson (L), minister and entrepreneur (died August 31, 2016 and removed from ballot)[4]
  • Mike Purzycki (D), former executive director of the Riverfront Development Corporation[2]
  • Steven Washington (IPoD), teacher[2]

Results[edit]

Wilmington mayoral election, 2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Purzycki 22,409 82.17
Republican Robert Martin 2,956 10.83
Delaware Independent Steven Washington 1,905 7.00
Total votes 27,272 100
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jedra, Christina; Baker, Karl (September 14, 2016). "Purzycki finds strength in neighborhood voters". The News Journal. Wilmington, DE. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Jedra, Christina (November 8, 2016). "Wilmington mayor-elect Purzycki: 'Let's get to work'". The News Journal. Wilmington, DE. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Primary Election (Official Results)". Delaware Department of Elections. September 13, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Jedra, Christina (September 9, 2016). "Libertarian mayoral candidate dead at 57". The News Journal. Wilmington, DE. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "General Election (Official Results)". Delaware Department of Elections. November 8, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2018.