2008 Sacramento mayoral election

Sacramento mayoral election, 2008
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Candidate Kevin Johnson Heather Fargo Leonard Padilla
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First-round vote 32,160 27,472 4,231
First-round percentage 46.08% 39.36% 6.06%
Second-round vote 92,288 67,348
Second-round percentage 57.40% 41.89%

Mayor before election

Heather Fargo
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Kevin Johnson
Democratic

The 2008 Sacramento mayoral election was held on June 3, 2008 and November 4, 2008 to elect the mayor of Sacramento, California. It saw the election of Kevin Johnson, who defeated incumbent mayor Heather Fargo.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

First round results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Kevin Johnson 32,160 46.08
Heather Fargo (incumbent) 27,472 39.36
Leonard Padilla 4,231 6.06
Shawn D. Eldredge 2,462 3.53
Muriel Strand 2,104 3.01
Richard Jones 679 0.97
Adam Daniel 407 0.58
Write-ins 280 0.40
Total votes 69,795

Runoff results[edit]

Runoff results[2]
Candidate Votes %
Kevin Johnson 92,288 58.40
Heather Fargo (incumbent) 67,348 41.89
Write-ins 1,154 0.72
Total votes 160,790

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SUMMARY REPORT 2008 Statewide Direct Pri FINAL Sacramento County Tuesday June 3, 2008" (PDF). Sacramento County. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "SUMMARY REPORT 2008 General Election FINAL Sacramento County Tuesday, November 4, 2008" (PDF). Sacramento County. Retrieved September 29, 2019.