1895 San Diego mayoral election
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Nominee William H. Carlson Daniel Stone
Party Independent People's
Popular vote 1,090 1,015
Percentage 33.9% 31.6%

Mayor before election

William H. Carlson

Elected Mayor

William H. Carlson

The 1895 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 2, 1895 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Incumbent Mayor William H. Carlson was reelected Mayor with a plurality of the votes.



Incumbent Mayor William H. Carlson stood for re-election to a second term as an independent. His reelection was contested by W.A. Sloane, a Republican, Charles S. Hamilton, a Democrat, and Daniel Stone, a Populist.[1]

On April 2, 1895, Carlson was narrowly re-elected mayor with a plurality of 33.9 percent of the vote. Stone came in second with 31.6 percent of the vote. Sloane and Hamilton trailed behind with 18.1 percent and 16.4 percent respectively.[3]

Election results

San Diego mayoral election, 1895[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent William H. Carlson 1,090 33.9
People's Daniel Stone 1,015 31.6
Republican W.A. Sloane 580 18.1
Democratic Charles S. Hamilton 528 16.4
Total votes 3,213 100


  1. ^ a b c d e Smythe, William Ellsworth (1908). History of San Diego, 1542-1908. San Diego: The History Company. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Still in the Fight". The San Diego Union. March 27, 1895. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved March 18, 2017.