Lancaster mayoral election, 2017
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Candidate Danene Sorace Cindy Stewart
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,804 1,490
Percentage 72.44% 22.47%

Mayor before election

Rick Gray
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Danene Sorace
Democratic

The 2017 mayoral election in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was held on November 7, 2017, and resulted in the election of Democratic Party nominee Danene Sorace to her first term as mayor.[1]

Background

Three-term incumbent mayor Rick Gray, a Democrat, did not seek re-election.[2]

Campaign

The general election was contested by five candidates: Democratic nominee Danene Sorace, a member of the Lancaster City Council; Republican Party nominee Cindy Stewart, a retired nonprofit executive; and independent candidates John "Woody" Chandler, a former U.S. Navy sailor and teacher; Tony Dastra, a coffee shop shift manager and open government activist; and Zac Nesbitt, a restaurant server and co-chair of Lancaster Pride Fest.[3] Norman Bristol Colon, a political consultant and activist; and Kevin Ressler, a community organizer and advocate, also sought the Democratic nomination.[4] Stewart was unopposed for the Republican nomination.[5]

Results

Democratic primary, May 16, 2017[6]
Danene Sorace – 2,012 (46.91%)
Kevin Ressler – 1,260 (29.38%)
Norman Bristol Colon – 1,014 (23.64%)
Write-in candidates – 3 (0.07%)
General election, November 7, 2017[7]
Danene Sorace (Democratic Party) – 4,804 (72.44%)
Cindy Stewart (Republican Party) – 1,490 (22.47%)
Tony Dastra (independent) – 149 (2.25%)
Zac Nesbitt (independent) – 69 (1.04%)
John "Woody" Chandler (independent) – 68 (1.03%)
Write-in candidates – 52 (0.78%)

See also

References

  1. ^ Stuhldreher, Tim (November 7, 2017). "Sorace wins race to be Lancaster mayor; Democrats sweep City Council". Lancaster Online. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Miller, Barbara (November 29, 2016). "'It's not a retirement – it's a change:' Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray". Penn Live. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Stuhldreher, Tim (October 31, 2017). "5 candidates seeking nod to be Lancaster's next mayor". LancasterOnline. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Stuhldreher, Tim (May 5, 2017). "Ressler, Sorace, Bristol Colon make their case at last debate before May 16 primary". LancasterOnline. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Robinson, Wesley (March 17, 2017). "Five candidates for mayor of Lancaster share similar agendas, but have different processes". Penn Live. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  6. ^ "Primary Returns". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. June 5, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  7. ^ "Election Returns Totals". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. November 29, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2018.