1927 San Diego mayoral election

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1927 San Diego mayoral election
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← 1925 April 5, 1927 (1927-04-05) 1929 →
  Mayor Clark.jpg Mayor Benbough.jpg
Nominee Harry C. Clark Percy J. Benbough
Party Republican Republican
Popular vote 17,147 10,836
Percentage 61.3% 38.7%

Mayor before election

John L. Bacon
Republican

Elected Mayor

Harry C. Clark
Republican

The 1927 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 5, 1927 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Incumbent mayor John L. Bacon did not to stand for reelection. In the primary election, Harry C. Clark and Percy J. Benbough received the most votes and advanced to a runoff election. Clark was then elected mayor with a majority of the votes in the runoff.

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Incumbent Mayor John L. Bacon chose not to stand for reelection to a third term, leading to a large field of competitors to replace him.[1] On March 22, 1927, Harry C. Clark came in first place in the primary election with 30.2 percent of the votes, followed by Percy J. Benbough with 17.0 percent. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, Clark and Benbough advanced to a runoff election. On April 5, 1927, Clark received a majority of 61.3 percent of the vote in the runoff and was elected to the office of the mayor.[2]

Primary Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral primary election, 1927[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry C. Clark 7,933 30.2
Republican Percy J. Benbough 4,469 17.0
Nonpartisan George L. Mayne 4,197 16.0
Nonpartisan Claude L. Chambers 3,647 13.9
Nonpartisan Edgar F. Hastings 2,992 11.4
Nonpartisan Byron J. Walters 2,664 10.1
Nonpartisan Alfred L. Lee 313 0.1
Nonpartisan William I. Kinsley 80
Nonpartisan Oriel C. Jones 19
Total votes 26,314 100

General Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral general election, 1927[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry C. Clark 17,147 61.3
Republican Percy J. Benbough 10,836 38.7
Total votes 27,983 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pourade, Richard (1967). The History of San Diego Volume VI: The Rising Tide, 1920-1941. San Diego: Copley Press. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved September 8, 2017.