2004 Portland, Oregon mayoral election

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Portland mayoral election, 2004
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Nominee Tom Potter Jim Francesconi
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 168,377 105,017
Percentage 61.0%[1] 38.1%[1]

Mayor before election

Vera Katz
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Tom Potter
Democratic

The 2004 Portland mayoral election was held on November 2, 2004, to elect the mayor of Portland, Oregon. Tom Potter was elected, defeating challenger Jim Francesconi. Incumbent mayor Vera Katz did not seek a fourth term.

Municipal elections in Oregon are non-partisan. The non-partisan primary was held on May 18, 2008. Because no candidate received a majority of the vote in the primary, the top two finishers advanced to the November general election.[2]

Candidates[edit]

[3]

  • David "The Ack" Ackerman, photographer and The Oregonian mailer
  • R. Jerry Adams, executive director
  • Lori Balkema, US Bank floor coordinator
  • Michael Benkoski, journalist
  • Phil Busse, writer
  • Scot "Extremo the Clown" Campbell, artist and entertainer
  • Jim Francesconi, Portland City Commissioner
  • Craig Gier, engineer
  • Bart Hanson, independent contractor
  • Robert Ted Hinds, market research analyst
  • Bruce W. Hollen, small business owner
  • Lew Humble, retired mechanic
  • Scott Ketchum, truck driver
  • Rosalinda S. Mitchell, writer
  • Peter Nilsson, maintenance and research coordinator
  • Donald J. Pfau, retired efficiency analyst
  • James L. Posey, business owner
  • Tom Potter, consultant
  • Jeffrey C. Rempfer, advertising and public relations executive
  • Rozz Rezabek-Wright, artist, writer, and construction worker
  • Jim Spagnola, retired social security worker
  • Brad Taylor, homeless outreach coordinator
  • Jeff R. Taylor, broker and property developer

Primary election results[edit]

Portland mayoral primary election, 2004[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Tom Potter 56,530 42.25
Nonpartisan Jim Francesconi 45,970 34.36
Nonpartisan Phil Busse 9,870 7.38
Nonpartisan James L. Posey 6,914 5.17
Nonpartisan Jeff R. Taylor 3,164 2.36
Nonpartisan R. Jerry Adams 1,897 1.42
Nonpartisan Jeffrey C. Rempfer 1,716 1.28
Nonpartisan Scot Campbell 1,295 0.97
Nonpartisan Brad Taylor 1,013 0.76
Nonpartisan Bart Hanson 857 0.64
Nonpartisan Robert Ted Hinds 839 0.63
Nonpartisan Jim Spagnola 693 0.52
Nonpartisan Lori Balkema 553 0.41
Nonpartisan Write-in 545 0.41
Nonpartisan Rosalinda S. Mitchell 489 0.37
Nonpartisan Scott Ketchum 247 0.18
Nonpartisan David Ackerman 244 0.18
Nonpartisan Peter Nilsson 212 0.16
Nonpartisan Rozz Rezabek-Wright 205 0.15
Nonpartisan Michael Benkoski 159 0.12
Nonpartisan Lew Humble 124 0.09
Nonpartisan Craig Gier 108 0.08
Nonpartisan Donald J. Pfau 93 0.07
Nonpartisan Bruce W. Hollen 67 0.05
Total votes 133,804 100

General election results[edit]

Portland mayoral general election, 2004[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Tom Potter 168,377 61.01
Nonpartisan Jim Francesconi 105,017 38.05
Nonpartisan Write-in 2,591 0.94
Total votes 275,985 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Blackmer, Gary (November 23, 2004). "2004 November Election - Official Results". Portland City Auditor. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Portland City Auditor. "2004 May Election - Official Results". Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "2004 May Election - Candidate List". Portland City Auditor. Retrieved March 28, 2016.