2015 Savannah mayoral election

The 2015 Savannah mayoral election took place on November 5 and December 1, 2015. It saw the election of Eddie DeLoach, who unseated incumbent mayor Edna Jackson.

Savannah mayoral election, 2015

← 2011 November 3, 2015 (first round)[1]
December 1, 2015 (runoff)[2]
2019 →
 
Candidate Eddie DeLoach Edna B. Jackson Murray Silver
First-round vote 9,332 9,802 2,681
First-round percentage 41.89% 44.00% 12.04%
Second-round vote 12,472 11,049
Second-round percentage 53.02% 46.98%

Mayor before election

Edna Jackson
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Eddie DeLoach
Republican

This was the first time in over 20 years that an incumbent mayor of Savannah lost reelection.[3] Eddie DeLoach became the first person elected mayor of Savannah to identify as a Republican since Susan Weiner was in 1991.

First round

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First round results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Edna B. Jackson (incumbent) 9,802 44.00
Nonpartisan Eddie DeLoach 9,332 41.89
Nonpartisan Murray Silver 2,681 12.04
Nonpartisan Louis E. Wilson Sr. 442 1.98
Write-in Write-in 18 0.08
Total votes 22,275

Runoff

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Runoff results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Eddie DeLoach 12,472 53.02
Nonpartisan Edna B. Jackson (incumbent) 11,049 46.98
Total votes 23,521

References

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  1. ^ a b "Municipal Elections November 3, 2015 Chatham County". Chatham County. November 6, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Savannah Runoff Election December 1, 2015". Chatham County. December 4, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Bluestein, Greg (December 30, 2015). "Change sweeps into Savannah, toppling Democratic stronghold". AJC. Retrieved November 11, 2019.