Philadelphia mayoral election, 1983

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Turnout63%[1] Increase 3 pp
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Nominee Wilson Goode John Egan Thomas Leonard
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 396,266 263,742 57,146
Percentage 55.26% 36.78% 7.97%

Mayor before election

William J. Green III
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Wilson Goode
Democratic

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.

Results

1983 Philadelphia mayoral election (general election)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wilson Goode 396,266 55.26%
Republican John Egan 263,742 36.78%
Independent Thomas Leonard 57,146 7.97%
Turnout 717,154

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.