2019 Salt Lake City mayoral election


The 2019 Salt Lake City mayoral election took place on November 5, 2019 to elect the mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah. The election was held concurrently with various other local elections, and is officially nonpartisan.

In what was regarded to be a surprise, first-term incumbent mayor Jackie Biskupski announced on March 16, 2019 that she would not be seeking a second term, citing "a “serious and complex family situation".[1]

A primary election was held on August 15 to determine the two candidates that moved on to the November general election.[2] Erin Mendenhall defeated Luz Escamilla in the runoff.

Primary election


Salt Lake City mayoral primary election, 2019[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Erin Mendenhall 9,046 24.27
Nonpartisan Luz Escamilla 8,015 21.51
Nonpartisan Jim Dabakis 7,531 20.21
Nonpartisan David Garbett 6,238 16.74
Nonpartisan David Ibarra 3,046 8.17
Nonpartisan Stan Penfold 2,528 6.78
Nonpartisan Rainer Huck 566 1.52
Nonpartisan Richard N. Goldberger 296 0.79
Turnout 37,266 11.66

General election


Salt Lake City mayoral election, 2019[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Erin Mendenhall 25,502 58.17%
Nonpartisan Luz Escamilla 18,342 41.83%
Turnout 43,844


  1. ^ Stevens, Taylor (March 18, 2019). "Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski drops out of 2019 mayoral race, cites a 'serious and complex family situation'". The Salt Lake City Tribune. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Nixon, Nicole (August 15, 2019). "Luz Wins: Dabakis Concedes SLC Mayoral Primary, Escamilla And Mendenhall To Face Off In November". KUER-FM. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL FINAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019 PRIMARY ELECTION SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH" (PDF). Salt Lake County, Utah. August 27, 2019. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  4. ^ [email protected], scytl. "Election Night Reporting - SALT LAKE CITY MAYOR (Vote For 1)". index.html.

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