2004 Baton Rouge mayoral election
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Candidate Kip Holden Bobby Ray Simpson William Daniel
Party Democratic Republican Democratic
First-round vote 39,470 38,206 27,662
First-round percentage 35% 34% 25%
Second-round vote 94,802 81,142
Second-round percentage 54% 46%

Mayor before election

Bobby Ray Simpson
Republican

Elected Mayor

Kip Holden
Democratic

The 2004 Baton Rouge mayoral election was held on September 18 and November 2, 2004, to elect the mayor-president of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It saw Democrat Kip Holden unseat incumbent Republican Bobby Ray Simpson.

Results

First round

First round[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Melvin L. "Kip" Holden 39,470 35
Republican Bobby Simpson (incumbent) 38,206 34
Democratic William Daniel 27,662 25
Republican "Nat" Bankston 4,892 4
Republican John B. Fontenot 900 1
Democratic Leroy Davis 765 1
Other Stephanie J. Greco 703 1
Total votes 112,598

Runoff

Runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Melvin L. "Kip" Holden 94,802 54
Republican Bobby Simpson (incumbent) 81,142 46
Total votes 175,944

References

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