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Philadelphia mayoral election, 2015

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Nominee Jim Kenney Melissa Murray Bailey
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 200,146 31,011
Percentage 85.1% 13.2%

Mayor before election

Michael Nutter
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Jim Kenney
Democratic

The 2015 Philadelphia mayoral election was held on November 3, 2015, to elect the Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concurrently with various other state and local elections. Heavily favored Democratic party candidate Jim Kenney won. [1]

Incumbent Democratic party Mayor Michael Nutter could not run for re-election to a third consecutive term due to term limits in the city's home rule charter. [2] Registered Democrats hold a formidable 7-to-1 ratio over registered Republicans in Philadelphia, giving Democratic candidates a distinct advantage in citywide elections. [3]

The mayoral primary elections were held on May 19, 2015. Democrats nominated Jim Kenney, a member of the Philadelphia City Council, as their party's nominee. Kenney won the primary in a landslide with 55.83% of the vote, defeating a crowded field of five other Democratic candidates, including Anthony H. Williams and former District Attorney Lynn Abraham. [4] Republican Melissa Murray Bailey, a business executive, ran unopposed for the Republican nomination. [4] Had she been elected, Bailey would have become Philadelphia's first female mayor, as well as the city's first Republican mayor in more than 60 years. [3]

November 3 General election

Candidates

  • Melissa Murray Bailey – Republican Party
  • James Foster – Independent
  • Osborne Hart – Socialist Workers Party
  • Jim Kenney – Democratic Party
  • Boris Kindij – Independent

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

Declined

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Alan
Butkovitz
Darrell
Clarke
James
Kenney
Frank
Rizzo
Milton
Street
Ken
Trujillo
Anthony
Williams
Refused
Public Policy Polling* May 27–28, 2014 916 ± 3.2% 12% 14% 7% 10% 4% 1% 2% 41%
22% 11% 67%
  • * Internal poll for the Alan Butkovitz campaign
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
James
Kenney
Anthony
Williams
Lynne
Abraham
Undecided Other
GBA Strategies* April 9–15, 2015 587 ± 4.1% 26% 25% 22% 18% 9%
  • * AFSCME poll for the James Kenney campaign.
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
James
Kenney
Anthony
Williams
Lynne
Abraham
Milton
Street
Nelson
Diaz
Doug
Oliver
Undecided Other
Public Policy Polling* released April 6, 2015 644 ± 3.7% 26% 25% 20% 4% 3% 3% 19%
  • * Public Policy Polling poll for the James Kenney campaign.

Results

Democratic primary results [42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James F. Kenney 129,093 55.83
Democratic Anthony H. Williams 60,463 26.13
Democratic Lynne Abraham 19,430 8.40
Democratic Doug Oliver 9,823 4.24
Democratic Nelson Diaz 8,588 3.71
Democratic Milton Street 3,899 1.68
Democratic Write-ins 22 0.01
Total votes 231,418 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Declined

Results

Republican primary results [42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Melissa Murray Bailey 12,486 99.69
Republican Write-ins 39 0.31
Total votes 12,525 100

Independent

Candidates

Declared

  • Rhashea Harmon, attorney and Republican nominee for the State Senate in 2010 [45] [46]

Potential

Declined

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