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2006 Newark mayoral election

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Newark mayoral election, 2006
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← 2002 May 9, 2006 2010 →
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Candidate Cory Booker Ronald Rice
Party Non-partisan Non-partisan
Popular vote 32,134 10,337
Percentage 72.15% 23.21%

Mayor before election

Sharpe James

Elected Mayor

Cory Booker

The 2006 election for Mayor of Newark took place in Newark, the most populous city in the state of New Jersey, on May 9, 2006. Newark is organized under the Faulkner Act. Elections for all seats on the nine member Municipal Council of Newark were held the same day.[1] A runoff election, if necessary, would have taken place. Elections in the city are non-partisan and candidates are not listed by political party.

Incumbent Sharpe James did not run. Ronald L. Rice, State Senator since 1986 for 28th Legislative District, and Municipal Council member Cory Booker were the main candidates in the field of four.[2] Booker won with 72% of the vote, thus precluding run-off. Rice, the runner-up, received 23%.[3][4][5][6]


On March 27, 2006, James announced that he would not seek a sixth term, preferring to focus on his seat in the New Jersey Senate.[7]

On March 6, 2006, Rice entered the mayoral race again, noting "that Mayor James had encouraged him to run but noted that if the mayor decided to join the race, his candidacy could change."[8]

Booker had become municipal council member in 1998.[9] He run and lost in the 2002 mayoral election, his campaign for which is the subject of the 2005 documentary Street Fight. Booker was re-elected in the 2010 election. After winning the October 16 special election for U.S. Senator[10] Booker resigned as mayor and was sworn in on October 31, 2013 as the junior U.S. Senator from New Jersey.[11] In 2019, he mounted a campaign to participate in 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.

2006 Newark mayoral election
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Cory Booker 32,134 72.15%
Nonpartisan Ronald Rice 10,337 23.21%
Nonpartisan David Blount 1,831 4.11%
Nonpartisan Nancy Rosenstock 238 0.53%
Total votes 44,540 100.00%


  1. ^ "The New York Times > New York Region > Image > Graphic: Results in Newark Municipal Races".
  2. ^
  3. ^ Elects Cory Booker to Be New Mayor: Newark Elects Cory Booker First New Mayor in Two Decades in Landslide Victory[permanent dead link], ABC News, May 9, 2006.
  4. ^ Cave, Damien (May 9, 2006). "Booker Is Elected Newark Mayor in a Landslide" – via
  5. ^ Cave, Damien (May 10, 2006). "On 2nd Try, Booker Glides In as Newark Mayor" – via
  6. ^ "Cory Booker Wins Newark's 'Street Fight'".
  7. ^ Sharpe Drops Out: James cites only his position against holding dual offices / Star-Ledger, March 28, 2006.
  8. ^ New York Times Metro Briefing - NEWARK: DEPUTY MAYOR ENTERS THE RACE The New York Times, March 6, 2006
  9. ^ Smothers, Ronald (June 10, 1998). "A Newcomer Is the Winner In Newark's Runoff Election" – via
  10. ^ "But What Did Cory Booker Actually Accomplish in Newark?".
  11. ^ Lee, Eunace (October 30, 2013). "See Cory Booker's resignation letter as he bids farewell to Newark City Hall, goes to Washington". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved October 31, 2013.

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