2000 Baton Rouge mayoral election

← 1996 October 7 and November 7, 2000 2004 →
 
Candidate Bobby Ray Simpson Kip Holden Rolfe H. McCollister, Jr.
Party Republican Democratic Republican
First-round vote 27,928 34,780 21,820
First-round percentage 25% 31% 20%
Second-round vote 93,952 71,087
Second-round percentage 57% 43%

 
Candidate Donna M. Mayeux Roxson Welch Fred C. Dent, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican Republican
First-round vote 12,680 7,847 6,339
First-round percentage 11% 7% 6%

Mayor before election

Thomas Edward "Tom Ed" McHugh
Republican

Elected Mayor

Bobby Ray Simpson
Republican

The 2000 Baton Rouge mayoral election was held on October 7 and November 7, 2000, to elect the mayor-president of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It saw the election of Bobby Ray Simpson. As of 2022, this was the last time a Republican was elected mayor-president.[original research?]

Results

First round

First round[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Melvin L. "Kip" Holden 34,780 31
Republican Bobby R. Simpson 27,928 25
Republican Rolfe H. McCollister, Jr. 21,820 20
Democratic Donna M. Mayeux 12,680 11
Republican Roxson Welch 7,847 7
Republican Fred C. Dent, Jr. 6,339 6
Total votes 111,394

Runoff

Runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobby R. Simpson 93,952 57
Democratic Melvin L. "Kip" Holden 71,087 43
Total votes 165,039

References

  1. ^ a b Louisiana Secretary of State. "Voter Portal".