2003 Tucson Mayoral Election
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2003 Tucson Mayoral Election
Tucson mayoral election, 2003
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Nominee Bob Walkup Thomas Volgy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 38,364 36,990
Percentage 49.51% 47.73%

Mayor before election

Bob Walkup

Elected Mayor

Bob Walkup

The Tucson mayoral election of 2003 occurred on November 4, 2003 to elect the mayor of Tucson, and occurred coinciding with the elections to the Tucson City Council wards 1, 2 and 4.[1] It saw the reelection of incumbent mayor Bob Walkup.


Primaries were held for the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties on September 9, 2003.[1]

Democratic primary

The Democratic Party saw Tom Volgy win 10,365 votes, or 97.67% of the vote.[1] He was originally challenged by Paul Wallace for the nomination, but Wallace formally withdrew his candidacy.[1]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Volgy 10,365 97.67
Democratic Write-in 2.33

Libertarian primary

Libertarian primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Kimberly Swanson 79 60.31
Libertarian Other write-in 39.69

Republican primary

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Walkup (incumbent) 6,105 97.70
Republican Write-in 2.3


Patricia Irish unsuccessfully sought to run with no party affiliation, but did not garner enough signatures.[1]

General election


Poll source Date(s)
Volgey (D)
Walkup (R)
Swanson (L)
Other /
SurveyUSA October 31- November 2, 2003 423 (CV) ± 4.9% 50% 44% 4% 1%


General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Walkup (incumbent) 38,364 49.51
Democratic Thomas Volgy 36,990 47.73
Libertarian Kimberly Swanson write-in 2,071 2.67
Write-in Jesus Christ 2 0.00
Write-in Stephen "The Penneyman" Baker 0 0.00


  1. ^ Key:
    A - all adults
    RV - registered voters
    LV - likely voters
    CV - certain voters
    V - unclear


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Election History Report 1991 - 2013" (PDF). City of Tucson, Arizona. Retrieved 2019.

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