Los Angeles mayoral election, 1973

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Los Angeles mayoral election, 1973
Los Angeles
1969 ←
April 3, 1973 (1973-04-03) and May 20, 1973 (1973-05-20)
→ 1977

  Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley meets with Rodolfo Escalera (Crop).jpg SamYorty.jpg
Candidate Tom Bradley Sam Yorty
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 433,473 335,857
Percentage 56.34% 43.66%

Mayor before election

Sam Yorty
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Tom Bradley
Democratic

The 1973 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on April 3, 1973, with a run-off election on May 20, 1973. Incumbent Sam Yorty was defeated by Tom Bradley.

Results[edit]

Primary election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral primary election, April 3, 1973[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tom Bradley 233,789 35.39% -6.41%
Democratic Sam Yorty 190,649 28.86% +2.77%
Democratic Jesse M. Unruh 114,693 17.36%
Independent Thomas Reddin 83,930 12.70%
Democratic Joel Wachs 24,907 3.77%
Republican Bob Dornan 4,849 0.73%
Socialist Workers Olga L. Rodriguez 2,326 0.35%
Independent Ray Bagley 2,118 0.32%
Democratic Eileen Anderson 1,037 0.16% -0.07%
Independent Malbour L. Watson 792 0.12%
Republican Walter R. Buchanan 685 0.10%
Independent Leonard Orr 555 0.08%
Republican James A. Ware 371 0.06%
Total votes 660,701 100.00%

General election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral general election, May 20, 1973[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tom Bradley 433,473 56.34% +9.60%
Democratic Sam Yorty 335,857 43.66% -9.60%
Total votes 769,330 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor - Primary". Our Campaigns. 
  2. ^ a b Officially all candidates are non-partisan.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns. 

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