|Elections in Kentucky|
The 2010 mayoral election in Louisville Metro took place on November 2, 2010 alongside other federal, state and local elections.
Incumbent Mayor Jerry Abramson was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2006, after being elected to his first term with 74% of the vote in 2002. He announced his intention not to run for a third consecutive term, and instead run for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 2011, with Governor Steve Beshear as his running mate.
Primaries for each respective party were held on May 18, 2010, with Greg Fischer receiving the Democratic nomination and Hal Heiner receiving the Republican nomination. On November 2, Greg Fischer was elected Mayor of Louisville in a tight race.
Mayor Abramson stepping down
After three consecutive terms as mayor of the city of Louisville from 1985 to 1999, followed by two consecutive terms as the mayor of Louisville Metro from 2003 to 2011, Mayor Jerry Abramson stepped down to run for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 2011.
- Tyler Allen, businessman and co-founder of 8664.org
- Burrel Charles Farnsley, son of former Mayor Charles R. Farnsley
- Greg Fischer, businessman and 2008 primary candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky
- Jim King, banker, and member and former President of the Louisville Metro Council (2008–2009)
- Connie Marshall, community activist
- Lisa Moxley, former Communications Director for Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign in Kentucky
- David Tandy, attorney and former Louisville Metro Council President (2009–2010)
- Shannon White, founder of the Kentucky chapter of Dress for Success, and finance director for 3rd District Congressman John Yarmuth
|Survey USA (report)||May 10–12, 2010||735||± 3.7%||7%||2%||42%||21%||2%||1%||13%||2%||11%|
|Survey USA (report)||April 9–12, 2010||672||± 3.9%||7%||2%||31%||13%||2%||2%||16%||4%||23%|
|Survey USA (report)||March 8–11, 2010||656||± 3.9%||8%||4%||20%||12%||2%||3%||17%||2%||32%|
- Hal Heiner, businessman and member of the Louisville Metro Council
- Jonathan Robertson, small business owner
- Chris Thieneman, businessman and 2008 primary candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Kentucky's 3rd District
|Survey USA (report)||May 10–12, 2010||446||± 4.6%||63%||1%||25%||10%|
|Survey USA (report)||April 9–12, 2010||482||± 4.6%||42%||9%||25%||24%|
|Survey USA (report)||March 8–11, 2010||449||± 4.7%||30%||6%||34%||30%|
|Poll source||Date(s) administered||Sample
|Survey USA (report)||September 23–26, 2010||596||±4.1%||0%||48%||3%||42%||1%||6%|
|Survey USA (report)||August 27–30, 2010||618||±4.0%||0%||47%||2%||45%||1%||5%|
|Braun Research (report[dead link])||August 9–10, 2010||502||±4.4%||0.2%||40.7%||3.2%||33.7%||0.8%||21.3%|
|SurveyUSA (report)||July 29-August 1, 2010||538||±4.3%||2%||45%||3%||45%||––||4%|
|Independent||Jerry T. Mills||474||0.18%|
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- Tyler Allen for Mayor
- Greg Fischer for Mayor
- Jackie Green for Mayor
- Hal Heiner - Louisville Mayor
- Jim King - Democrat for Mayor
- Connie Marshall - Democrat for Mayor
- Jonathan Robertson for Metro Mayor
- Elect David Tandy - Mayor Louisville KY - 2010
- Chris Thieneman for Mayor!
- Shannon White for Louisville
- Beshear/Abramson 2011