Boston mayoral election, 1967

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The Boston mayoral election of 1967 occurred on Tuesday, November 7, 1967 between Secretary of the Commonwealth Kevin White and Boston School Committee member Louise Day Hicks. White was elected to his first term.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 26, 1967.

Hicks' victory in the preliminary election made her the first woman to be a finalist for mayor in city history.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Candidates eliminated in primary[edit]

Dropped out[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates Primary Election[3] General Election[4]
Votes % Votes %
Kevin White 30,789 19.83 102,706 53.25
Louise Day Hicks 43,722 28.16 90,154 46.75
John W. Sears 23,924 15.41
Edward J. Logue 23,766 15.31
Christopher A. Iannella 18,343 11.82
Stephen Davenport 9,016 5.81
Nicholas Abraham 2,295 1.48
Albert L. O'Neil 1,471 0.95
Peter F. Hines 1,091 0.70
John J. McDonough 830 0.54

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacobs, Sally (October 30, 2001). "Davis-Mullen is Running as Hard as She Can". Boston Globe. 
  2. ^ a b Lydon, Christopher (August 3, 1967). "Hynes' Pullout Expected Today". The Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1968. p. 46. 
  4. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1968. p. 107.