1911 San Diego mayoral election

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1911 San Diego mayoral election
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← 1909 April 4, 1911 (1911-04-04) 1913 →
  Mayor Wadham.jpg Mayor Conard.jpg
Nominee James E. Wadham Grant Conard
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 3,112 2,617
Percentage 54.3% 45.7%

Mayor before election

Grant Conard
Republican

Elected Mayor

James E. Wadham
Democratic

The 1911 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 4, 1911 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Incumbent Mayor Grant Conard and James E. Wadham received the most votes in the primary election and advanced to the runoff. Wadham was then elected mayor with a majority of the votes.

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Incumbent Mayor Grant Conard, a Republican, stood for reelection on a non-partisan ticket. Conard's reelection was challenged by James E. Wadham, a Democrat. Also contesting the race was G.W. Miner, a Socialist.[3]

On March 21, 1911, Conard and Wadham received the two highest vote totals in the primary and advanced to the general election. Wadham was then elected mayor on April 4, 1911 with a majority of the votes in the runoff.[2] [1]

Primary Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral primary election, 1911[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James E. Wadham 2,426 51.0
Republican Grant Conard 1,472 30.9
Socialist G.W. Miner 862 18.1
Total votes 4,760 100

General Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral general election, 1911[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James E. Wadham 3,112 54.3
Republican Grant Conard 2,617 45.7
Total votes 5,729 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  2. ^ a b McGrew, Clarence Alan. City of San Diego and San Diego County: The Birthplace of California. American Historical Society. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Socialists Put Full Ticket Up for Election". The San Diego Union and Daily Bee. March 7, 1911. Retrieved March 19, 2017.