1937 Los Angeles mayoral election

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Los Angeles mayoral election, 1937

← 1933 April 6, 1937 (1937-04-06) and May 4, 1937 (1937-05-04) 1938 (recall) →
  3x4.svg John Anson Ford, 1959 (1).jpg Gordon L. McDonough (California Congressman) (1).jpg
Candidate Frank L. Shaw John Anson Ford Gordon L. McDonough
Party Republican Democratic Republican
First round vote 104,481 77,703 40,526%
First round percentage 42.57% 31.66% 16.51%
Runoff vote 171,415 144,522
Runoff percentage 54.26% 45.74%

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Candidate Carl B. Wirsching
Party Independent
First round vote 15,764%
First round percentage 6.42%

Mayor before election

Frank L. Shaw
Republican

Elected Mayor

Frank L. Shaw
Republican

The 1937 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on April 6, 1937, with a run-off election on May 4, 1937. Incumbent Frank L. Shaw was re-elected.

Results[edit]

Primary election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral primary election, April 6, 1937[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Frank L. Shaw (incumbent) 104,481 42.57% +6.67%
Democratic John Anson Ford 77,703 31.66%
Republican Gordon L. McDonough 40,526 16.51%
Independent Carl B. Wirsching 15,764 6.42%
Independent Andrae B. Nordskog 4,833 1.97%
Independent Frank C. Shoemaker 2,142 0.87% -0.80%
Total votes 245,449 100.00

General election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral general election, May 4, 1937[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Frank L. Shaw (incumbent) 171,415 54.26% -0.41%
Democratic John Anson Ford 144,522 45.74%
Total votes 315,937 100.00
Republican 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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