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Portland, Oregon mayoral election, 2016

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31,955  22,831
16.6%  11.8%
105,562  31,955
54.7%  16.6%
Start date  May 17, 2016
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The 2016 Portland mayoral election was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to elect the 53rd mayor of Portland, Oregon. Incumbent mayor Charlie Hales did not seek a second term, and the primary race was won by Ted Wheeler, who garnered greater than 54% of the vote. Jules Bailey was the runner-up to Wheeler, only receiving 16% of the vote.


Municipal elections in Oregon are non-partisan. The non-partisan primary was held on May 17, 2016, with a November 8 runoff scheduled in the event that no candidate received a simple majority.

Fifteen candidates appeared on the primary ballot; those deemed "viable" by Oregonian reporter Brad Schmidt, and who were named in a December 2015 poll, were Jules Bailey and Ted Wheeler.


  • David C. "The Ack" Ackerman, dishwasher and photographer
  • Jules Bailey, Multnomah County Commissioner and former state representative
  • Herbert Bruce Broussard, business owner and host of Oregon Voter Digest
  • Patricia Ann "Patty" Burkett", student
  • Eric Alexander Calhoun, home care worker
  • Philip "Sean" Davis, author, professor, and firefighter
  • Bim Ditson, small business owner, community organizer, drummer
  • Steven Entwisle, kayaktivist
  • Deborah Harris, business employment specialist
  • Lewis E. "Lew" Humble, retired mechanic
  • Sarah Iannarone, restaurateur
  • Trevor Manning, equity intern
  • David Schor, attorney
  • Jessie Sponberg, community activist
  • Ted Wheeler, state treasurer of Oregon
  • Declined to run

  • Marissa Madrigal, Multnomah County commissioner
  • Jennifer Williamson, state representative
  • Withdrawn

    The deadline for withdrawing from the race was March 11, 2016. Incumbent mayor Charlie Hales was widely seen as the frontrunner in the election, announcing his bid for reelection in March 2015. In an unexpected move in October 2015, however, Hales announced he would drop his reelection bid and focus on running the city during his final year in office.

  • Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland
  • References

    Portland, Oregon mayoral election, 2016 Wikipedia

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