Craig Lowe


Craig Lowe
Craig Lowe
Craig Lowe views a screen showing live poll results in the 2010 mayoral race at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Gainesville, FL.
Mayor of Gainesville
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 20, 2010[1]
Preceded by Pegeen Hanrahan
City Commissioner from
Gainesville District IV
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 22, 2003[2]
Preceded by New Office
Succeeded by Randy Wells[3]
Personal details
Born July 18, 1957[4]
Atlanta, Georgia
Political party Democratic (non-partisan election)
Residence Gainesville, Florida
Alma mater University of Florida
University of Georgia
Profession Scientist, Educator[5]
Website City of Gainesville Bio

Stuart Craig Lowe, better known as Craig Lowe, (born July 18, 1957)[4] is an American politician and Mayor of Gainesville, Florida. After winning a runoff election on April 13, 2010, by a margin of 42 votes (which held through an automatic recount[3]) Lowe became Mayor-elect of Gainesville.[1] He was sworn in on May 20, 2010, becoming the first openly gay Mayor of the city.

He was first elected to the Gainesville City Commission to fill the newly-created District IV seat for a one-year term in April 2003[6][7] and served through his third consecutive term and second full (3-year) term until being sworn in as Mayor.[2][8]

Mayor Lowe also serves as Chair of the Gainesville City Commission’s Equal Opportunity Committee, a member of the Regional Utilities, Community Development, and Countywide Visioning & Planning committees as well as the local Community Redevelopment Agency, the Gainesville/Alachua County Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization and the Alachua County Library Governing Board.[8]

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Personal life and education

Lowe was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a B.S.A. degree in Soil Science from the University of Georgia. After moving to Gainesville in 1982 he received a master's degree in zoology from the University of Florida.[5]

Electoral history

2003

Gainesville City Commission, District 4, 2003[9]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Craig Lowe 817 50.49%
Brad Guy 801 49.51%

2004

Commissioner Lowe ran for re-election unopposed in 2004.[8]

2007

Gainesville City Commission, District 4, 2007[10]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Craig Lowe 1,050 79.31% 28.82%
Richard Selwach 138 10.42%
Pat Fitzpatrick 136 10.27%

2010

Mayor of Gainesville, 2010[11]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Craig Lowe 4,078 40.13%
Don Marsh 2,960 29.13%
Monica Leadon Cooper 2,529 24.89%
Richard Selwach 442 4.35%
Ozzy Angulo 153 1.51%


Mayor of Gainesville, Runoff, 2010[12]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Craig Lowe 6,110 50.17% +10.04%
Don Marsh 6,068 49.83% +20.70%

Runoff Recount

A runoff election was held on April 13, 2010 with Lowe and Marsh as the candidates.[13] The unofficial results indicated that Lowe had 6,098 votes (50.14%) and Marsh 6,063 votes (49.86%), excluding provisional ballots. Ultimately 17 provisional ballots were verified, yielding 12 more votes for Lowe and 5 more for Marsh. As the margin was less than 0.50% between the candidates, an automatic machine recount took place on April 16, 2010.[14] The recount verified the unofficial results, including verified provisional ballots, leaving the vote tallies unchanged. These are the official, certified results of the election.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b Smith, Chad (April 16, 2010), "Lowe and behold! The next mayor of Gainesville", Gainesville Sun, http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100416/ARTICLES/100419527/1118?Title=Lowe-and-behold-The-next-mayor-of-Gainesville, retrieved 2010-04-16 
  2. ^ a b Rowland, Ashley (May 23, 2003), "City makes history: 4 commissioners map out plans as board expands", Gainesville Sun, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0eUnAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DewDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4890%2C5130924, retrieved 2010-030-28 
  3. ^ a b Smith, Chad (April 14, 2010), Gainesville Sun, http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100414/ARTICLES/4141019, retrieved 2010-04-17 
  4. ^ a b Adelson, Jeff (February 17, 2007), "Lowe seeks to continue making strides for area", Gainesville Sun, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jqEpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XOwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1888%2C3838820, retrieved 2010-03-29 
  5. ^ a b "National League of Cities Bio - Craig Lowe (PDF)". 2010-03-28. http://w.nlc.org/ASSETS/E37C5315062D48BC8DB0FA61E217DAC4/Craig%20Lowe%20bio.pdf. 
  6. ^ Rowland, Ashley (April 9, 2003), "Lowe heads to city commission; 4 others to face off in runoffs", Gainesville Sun, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=faMpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=S-wDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5296%2C2056736, retrieved 2010-03-28 
  7. ^ Rowland, Ashley (April 9, 2003), "Lowe wins; runoffs set for other city seats", Gainesville Sun, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=faMpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=S-wDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4053%2C1999606, retrieved 2010-03-28 
  8. ^ a b c "City of Gainesville - Commission - District IV". 2010-03-28. http://www.cityofgainesville.org/tabid/369/Default.aspx. 
  9. ^ "Alachua County Supervisor of Elections - Gainesville City Election 2003, April 8, 2003". 2010-03-28. http://elections.alachuacounty.us/elections_and_records/_raw_results/20030408.html. 
  10. ^ "Alachua County Supervisor of Elections - Gainesville City Election 2007, March 6, 2007". 2010-03-28. http://elections.alachuacounty.us/elections_and_records/_raw_results/20070306.html. 
  11. ^ "Alachua County Supervisor of Elections - Gainesville City Election 2010, March 16, 2010". 2010-03-28. http://elections.alachuacounty.us/elections_and_records/_raw_results/20100316.asp. 
  12. ^ a b "Alachua County Supervisor of Elections - Gainesville Run-off Election 2010, April 13, 2010". 2010-04-16. http://elections.alachuacounty.us/elections_and_records/_raw_results/20100413.asp. 
  13. ^ Smith, Chad (March 17, 2010), "City election leads to runoffs", Gainesville Sun, http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100317/ARTICLES/3171014, retrieved 2010-03-29 
  14. ^ City of Gainesville Run-off Election April 13, 2010 (Unofficial Results), http://elections.alachuacounty.us/elections_and_records/_raw_results/20100413.asp, retrieved 2010-04-16 

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