1996 Orlando mayoral election
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Turnout12.27% Decrease 26.58 pp[1]
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Nominee Glenda Hood Steve Villard
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 7,492 1,448
Percentage 83% 16%

Mayor before election

Glenda Hood

Elected Mayor

Glenda Hood

The 1996 Orlando mayoral election was held on Tuesday, April 16, 1996, to elect the mayor of Orlando, Florida. Incumbent mayor Glenda Hood was reelected.

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 between the two candidates that received the greatest number of votes.[2]


Candidate Votes %
Glenda Hood (incumbent) 7,492 83
Steve Villard 1,448 16
Bonita C.M.H. Banana-Poluvsky (write-in) 85 1
Total votes 9,072


  1. ^ a b "Election Results 1990-1998" (PDF). City of Orlando-Office of the City Clerk. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions about the City of Orlando 2012 Election". City of Orlando-Office of the City Clerk. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.