2008 Orlando mayoral election
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Nominee Buddy Dyer Ken Mulvaney
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 24,181 15,863
Percentage 60.4% 39.6%

Mayor before election

Buddy Dyer

Elected Mayor

Buddy Dyer

The 2008 Orlando mayoral election was held on January 29, 2008 to elect the mayor of Orlando, Florida. Incumbent mayor Buddy Dyer was elected to a second full term.

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 %
Buddy Dyer (incumbent) 24,181 60.4
Ken Mulvaney 15,863 39.6
Total votes 40,044


  1. ^ a b "Election Results 2000-2008" (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.