|Turnout||63.17% of registered voters 3 pp|
42.48% of total population
|Elections in Pennsylvania|
The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1983 saw the election of Wilson Goode.
Goode won the Democratic nomination by defeating, among others, former mayor Frank Rizzo in the Democratic primary.
Goode was elected the first African American mayor of Philadelphia.
- George G. Britt, Jr., management consultant and perennial candidate
- Anthony G. Bateman, attorney and former Assistant District Attorney
- Stephen S. Douglas, former aide to Lyndon LaRouche and candidate for Governor in 1980
- Wilson Goode, Philadelphia Managing Director
- Frank Lomento, pretzel vendor and perennial candidate
- Frank Rizzo, former Mayor
- Thomas A. Leonard III, Philadelphia Register of Wills (to run as an independent)
|Democratic||Stephen S. Douglas||3,006||0.48%|
- Charles F. Dougherty, United States Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
- John Egan, chairman of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange
- Tom Gola, former City Controller and Basketball Hall of Famer
|Republican||Charles F. Dougherty||25,413||29.58%|
Independents and third parties
- Thomas A. Leonard III, Philadelphia Register of Wills
- 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.
- "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.