2003 Orlando mayoral special election

← 2000 February 4, 2003 (first round)[1]
February 25, 2003 (runoff)[1]
2004 →
Turnout36.23% (first round) Decrease 1.51 pp[1]
35.63% (runoff) Decrease 0.60 pp[1]
 
Candidate Buddy Dyer Pete Barr Tico Perez
Party nonpartisan nonpartisan nonpartisan
First-round vote 8,826 6,033 3,580
First-round percentage 32.60% 22.28% 13.22%
Second-round vote 17,039 12,681
Second-round percentage 57.33% 42.67%

 
Candidate Bill Sublette Derick Wallace
Party nonpartisan nonpartisan
First-round vote 3,580 2,746
First-round percentage 13.22% 10.14%

Mayor before election

Glenda Hood
Republican

Elected Mayor

Buddy Dyer
Democratic

The 2003 Orlando mayoral special election was held on February 4 and February 25, 2003 to elect the mayor of Orlando, Florida. Buddy Dyer was elected to serve the remainder of Glenda Hood's term.

Since no candidate obtained a majority in the first-round, a runoff was held between the top-two finishers.

Municipal elections in Orlando and Orange County are non-partisan.

Results

First round

First round results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Buddy Dyer 8,826 32.60
Pete Barr 6,033 22.28
Tico Perez 4,316 15.94
Bill Sublette 3,580 13.22
Derick Wallace 2,746 10.14
Wayne Rich 1,177 4.35
Sharon Leichering 206 0.76
Alex Lamour 190 0.70
Total votes 30,022

Runoff

Runoff results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Buddy Dyer 17,039 57.33
Pete Barr 12,681 42.67
Total votes 29,720

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Election Results 2000-2008" (PDF). City of Orlando-Office of the City Clerk. Retrieved 12 October 2019.