2019 Indianapolis mayoral election

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Turnout23.98%
 
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Nominee Joe Hogsett Jim Merritt
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 109,084 40,903
Percentage 71.60% 26.85%

Mayor before election

Joe Hogsett
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Joe Hogsett
Democratic

An election for Mayor of Indianapolis was held on November 5, 2019. Joe Hogsett, the incumbent mayor, sought and won reelection for a second term in office.[1]

Nominations

Democratic Primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Hogsett (incumbent) 29,111 83.83%
Democratic Denise Paul Hatch 5,615 16.17%
Total votes 34,726

Republican Primary

Candidates

Declared
Withdrawn candidates
Potential candidates that did not run

Results

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James W. Merritt Jr. 14,910 82.75%
Republican Christopher James Moore 2,622 14.55%
Republican Felipe Rios 486 2.70%
Total votes 18,018

Libertarian candidates

Independent candidates

General election

Indianapolis mayoral election, 2019[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph H. Hogsett (Incumbent) 109,084 71.60 +9.59%
Republican James W. Merritt Jr. 40,903 26.85 -11.00%
Libertarian Douglas John "Mac" McNaughton 2,353 1.54
No party Write-Ins 10 0.01
Turnout 152,350 23.98
Majority 68,181 44.75%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Marion County Election Results for November 5, 2019". The Indianapolis Star. November 5, 2019. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Briggs, James (September 24, 2018). "Here are 5 Republicans who might challenge Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett in 2019". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Milz, Mary (November 8, 2018). "Hogsett's decision on re-election run coming - just not today". WTHR. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Briggs, James (December 7, 2018). "Mayor Joe Hogsett wants a second term. Will anyone try to stop him?". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Official Results". Indianapolis government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Indianapolis mayor race: Jim Merritt enters, taking on Joe Hogsett". Indystar.com. 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  7. ^ "Dump truck driver announces candidacy in Indianapolis mayoral race". Fox59. August 16, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Former city-council member Jose Evans to run for Indianapolis mayor". Indystar.com. 2018-12-20. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  9. ^ "Joe Hogsett wants you to forget he's a Democrat". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Pulliam: A competitive mayoral race would be good for Indy". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  11. ^ "Developer John Schmitz to run for Indianapolis mayor". WTHR. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "Pulliam: Will Troy Riggs challenge Hogsett?". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "2019 mayoral, council races taking shape". Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "Conversations With The Indianapolis Mayoral Candidates". WFYI. 18 October 2019.
  15. ^ McQuad, Russ (1 July 2019). "Independent for mayor chases petition deadline". WTTV. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  16. ^ McKinney, Matt (30 July 2019). "Independent mayoral candidate's campaign appears over after election board rejects signature appeal". The Indy Channel. WRTV. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Election Results". www.indy.gov. Indianapolis. Retrieved 30 April 2020.