Philadelphia mayoral election, 1975

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Turnout65%[1] Decrease 12 pp
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Nominee Frank Rizzo Charles W. Boweser Thomas M. Foglietta
Party Democratic Independent Republican
Popular vote 311,879 134,334 101,001
Percentage 56.99% 24.55% 18.46%

Mayor before election

Frank Rizzo
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Frank Rizzo
Democratic

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1975 saw the reelection of Frank Rizzo.

African American leader Charles W. Boweser led an unsuccessful independent campaign for the mayoralty.[2]

Results

1975 Philadelphia mayoral election (general election)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Rizzo (incumbent) 311,879 56.99%
Independent Charles W. Boweser 134,334 24.55%
Republican Thomas M. Foglietta 101,001 18.46%
Turnout 547,214

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. ^ Coard, Michael (10 February 2018). "Charles Bowser: The Ultimate Power Player". Philly Magazine. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.