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.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

Results

Philadelphia mayoral Democratic primary, 1987
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Rizzo 176,621 48.86%
Democratic William J. Green III 127,902 35.38%
Democratic Hardy Williams 45,026 12.46%
Democratic David A. Cohen 4,176 1.16%
Democratic James E. Poole 2,774 0.77%
Democratic Frank Lomento 2,454 0.68%
Democratic Albert Sprague 1,534 0.42%
Democratic Ira Einhorn 1,022 0.28%

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Longstreth was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Independents and third parties

Conservative

  • Joseph J. Frieri, candidate for Mayor in 1971

Constitution

  • Clarissa Cain, candidate for City Controller in 1969 and Governor in 1970

Socialist Labor

  • George S. Taylor, perennial candidate

Socialist Workers

  • Jean Savage

General election

Results

1971 Philadelphia mayoral election (general election)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Rizzo 394,067 52.87%
Republican Thacher Longstreth 345,912 46.41%
Constitution Party (United States) 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. ^ "5th Philadelphia Candidate". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.