|Turnout||77% 4 pp|
|Elections in Pennsylvania|
The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1971 saw the election of Frank Rizzo.
- William J. Green III, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district
- Ira Einhorn, counterculture figure and future convicted murderer
- Frank Lomento, pretzel vendor
- James E. Poole
- Albert Sprague, member of Local 141 of the Lithographers and Photo Engravers International Union
- Frank Rizzo, Police Commissioner and acting Mayor
- Hardy Williams, State Representative from the 191st district
- David Cohen, former City Councilman (endorsed Green)
|Democratic||William J. Green III||127,902||35.38%|
|Democratic||David A. Cohen||4,176||1.16%|
|Democratic||James E. Poole||2,774||0.77%|
- Thacher Longstreth, At-large City Councilman and candidate for Mayor in 1955
Longstreth was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Independents and third parties
- Joseph J. Frieri, candidate for Mayor in 1971
- Clarissa Cain, candidate for City Controller in 1969 and Governor in 1970
- George S. Taylor, perennial candidate
- Jean Savage
|Constitution Party (United States)||Joseph J. Frieri||2,456||0.33%|
|Socialist Labor||George S. Taylor||948||0.13%|
|Socialist Workers||Jean Savage||919||0.12%|
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