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Orlando mayoral election, 2012

The 2012 Orlando mayoral election was held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, to elect the mayor of Orlando, Florida. Incumbent mayor Buddy Dyer was elected to a third full term.[1]

Municipal elections in Orlando and Orange County are non-partisan. Had no candidate received a majority of the votes in the general election, a runoff would have been held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, between the two candidates that received the greatest number of votes.[2]


  • General election 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Declined 1.1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • References 2

General election


  • Mike Cantone, political organizer and progressive activist[3]
  • Phil Diamond, member of the Orlando City Council, District 1[4]
  • Buddy Dyer, incumbent mayor[5]
  • Ken Mulvaney, businessman and candidate for mayor in 2004 and 2008[6]


  • Linda Grund, foster care advocate (dropped out)[7]


General election results, April 3, 2012[8]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Buddy Dyer 12,121 58.27%
Phil Diamond 5,707 27.43%
Ken Mulvaney 2,316 11.13%
Mike Cantone 659 3.17%
Total votes 20,803 100%


  1. ^ Schlueb, Mark (April 3, 2012). "Dyer wins 3rd term as Orlando mayor".  
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions about the City of Orlando 2012 Election".  
  3. ^ Schlueb, Mark (October 4, 2011). "Cantone becomes 4th candidate for Orlando mayor".  
  4. ^ Schlueb, Mark (March 24, 2011). "Phil Diamond mounts campaign for Orlando mayor".  
  5. ^ Schlueb, Mark (March 8, 2011). "Buddy Dyer's re-election committee includes cast of hundreds".  
  6. ^ Schlueb, Mark (February 2, 2012). "Old foe Mulvaney returns to challenge Dyer for mayor".  
  7. ^ Schlueb, Mark (February 1, 2012). "Linda Grund drops out of Orlando mayor's race".  
  8. ^ "General Election".  
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