Philadelphia mayoral election, 1971

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Turnout77%[1] Increase 4 pp
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Nominee Frank Rizzo Thacher Longstreth
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 394,067 345,912
Percentage 52.87% 46.41%

Mayor before election

James Hugh Joseph Tate
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Frank Rizzo
Democratic

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1971 saw the election of Frank Rizzo.

Results

1971 Philadelphia mayoral election (general election)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Rizzo 394,067 52.87%
Republican Thacher Longstreth 345,912 46.41%
Constitutional Joseph J. Frieri 2,456 0.33%
Conservative Clarissa Cain 1,054 0.14%
Socialist Labor George S. Taylor 948 0.13%
Socialist Workers Jean Savage 919 0.12%
Turnout 745,356

References

  1. ^ Denvir, Daniel (22 May 2015). "Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way". City Lab. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.