Burlington mayoral election, 2009
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The Burlington mayoral election of 2009 occurred on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Burlington's mayoral race is partisan election that occurs every three years, and there are no term limits. The current mayor, Bob Kiss, has served since 2006. This marks the second mayoral election in Burlington using instant runoff voting (IRV). Unlike Burlington's first IRV mayoral election in 2006, the IRV winner in 2009 (Bob Kiss) was neither the same as the plurality winner (Kurt Wright) nor Condorcet winner (Andy Montroll).
There was post-election controversy regarding the IRV method, mostly from supporters of Kurt Wright, the plurality winner of first-choice rankings. As a result, IRV was repealed in 2010 by a vote of 52% to 48%.
- Bob Kiss (P), winner of the election
- Andy Montroll (D), current City Councelor
- Dan Smith (I), lawyer
- James Simpson (G), owner of human powered transportation services company in Burlington
- Kurt Wright (R), current City Councelor and State Representative
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
- City's website
- Ballot data: , see 2009 Burlington Mayor Final Piles Report.txt