1932 San Diego mayoral election

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1932 San Diego mayoral election
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← 1931 April 26, 1932 (1932-04-26) 1935 →
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Nominee John F. Forward Jr. William E. Harper
Party Republican Nonpartisan
Popular vote 27,958 6,216
Percentage 81.8% 18.2%

Mayor before election

Walter W. Austin
Republican

Elected Mayor

John F. Forward Jr.
Republican

The 1932 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 26, 1932 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Incumbent mayor Walter W. Austin did not stand for reelection. In the primary election, John F. Forward Jr. and William E. Harper received the most votes and advanced to a runoff election. Forward was then elected mayor with a majority of the votes in the runoff.

Candidates[edit]

  • John F. Forward Jr.
  • William E. Harper
  • James V. Alexander
  • David L. Rosco
  • Flemmer Adams
  • C. Leon De Aryan
  • Francis Von Hassler

Campaign[edit]

Incumbent Mayor Walter W. Austin did not stand for reelection. On March 22, 1932, John F. Forward Jr. came in first in the primary election with 47.0 percent of the votes, followed by William E. Harper in second place with 20.9 percent. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, Forward and Harper advanced to a runoff election. On April 26, 1932, Forward came in first place in the runoff election with 81.8 percent of the vote and was elected to the office of the mayor.[1]

Primary Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral primary election, 1932[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John F. Forward Jr. 16,726 47.0
Nonpartisan William E. Harper 7,425 20.9
Nonpartisan James V. Alexander 6,713 18.9
Nonpartisan David L. Rosco 4,525 12.7
Nonpartisan Flemmer Adams 200 0.6
Nonpartisan C. Leon De Aryan
Nonpartisan Francis Von Hassler
Total votes 35,589 100

General Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral general election, 1932[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John F. Forward Jr. 27,958 81.8
Nonpartisan William E. Harper 6,216 18.2
Total votes 34,174 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved September 8, 2017.