Eric Papenfuse, who was re-elected as mayor of Harrisburg in 2017

The 2017 mayoral election in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was held on November 7, 2017, and resulted in incumbent mayor Eric Papenfuse, a member of the Democratic Party, being re-elected to a second term.[1]

Background

Eric Papenfuse was elected mayor of Harrisburg in 2013.[1]

Campaign

Papenfuse was challenged in the Democratic primary by Lewis Butts, political newcomer Anthony Harrell, former police officer Jennie Jenkins, and former Harrisburg City Council president Gloria Martin-Roberts.[2] A debate featuring the Democratic primary candidates was held on May 2, 2017.[3]

Papenfuse was unopposed in the general election.[1]

Results

Harrisburg mayoral election, Democratic Party primary, May 16, 2017[4]
Eric Papenfuse – 2,663 (49.02%)
Gloria Martin-Roberts – 2,053 (37.79%)
Jennie Jenkins – 507 (9.33%)
Lewis Butts – 125 (2.30%)
Anthony Harrell – 74 (1.36%)
Write-in candidates – 11 (0.20%)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c McKelvey, Wallace (November 8, 2017). "Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse reelected in uncontested race". Penn Live. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Vendel, Christine (May 17, 2017). "Harrisburg mayor hangs on to Democratic nomination in hard-fought race". Penn Live. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  3. ^ McKelvey, Wallace (May 3, 2017). "'That's entertaining': 5 memorable moments from Harrisburg's mayoral debate". Penn Live. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Election Results for City Mayor". Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved December 25, 2018.