Philadelphia mayoral election, 1987

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Turnout71.12% of registered voters Increase 8 pp
38.76% of total population[1]
  Wilson Goode (1).jpg Frank Rizzo 1972 (1).jpg
Nominee Wilson Goode Frank Rizzo
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 333,254 319,053
Percentage 53.08% 46.91%

Mayor before election

Wilson Goode
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Wilson Goode
Democratic

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1987 saw the reelection of Wilson Goode over former mayor Frank Rizzo, who had switched to the Republican Party.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Philadelphia mayoral Democratic primary, 1987
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wilson Goode 230,200 56.96%
Democratic Ed Rendell 171,372 42.40%
Democratic Bernard Salera 2,590 0.64%

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Philadelphia mayoral Democratic primary, 1987
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Rizzo 74,120 58.16%
Republican John Egan 53,313 41.84%

General election

Results

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1987 Philadelphia mayoral election (general election)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Wilson Goode (incumbent) 334,039 51.05 Decrease4.21
Republican Frank Rizzo 316,863 48.42 Increase11.64
Citizens Richard Gaeta 3,453 0.53 Increase0.53
Turnout 654,355

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.