1947 San Diego mayoral election

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1947 San Diego mayoral election
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← 1943 March 11, 1947 (1947-03-11) 1951 →
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Nominee Harley E. Knox Edgar F. Hastings
Party Republican Nonpartisan
Popular vote 27,432 8,134
Percentage 67.9% 20.1%

Mayor before election

Harley E. Knox
Republican

Elected Mayor

Harley E. Knox
Republican

The 1947 San Diego mayoral election was held on March 11, 1947 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Incumbent mayor Harley E. Knox stood for reelection to a second term. In the primary election, Knox received a majority of the votes and was elected outright with no need for a runoff.

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Incumbent Mayor Harley E. Knox stood for reelection to a second term. On March 11, 1947 Knox received a majority of 67.9 percent of the vote in the primary election. This was more than 47 percent higher than what was received by Edgar F. Hastings, his nearest competitor. Because Knox was elected outright in the primary, no runoff election was held.[1]

Primary Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral primary election, 1947[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harley E. Knox 27,432 67.9
Nonpartisan Edgar F. Hastings 8,134 20.1
Nonpartisan Joseph G. Shea 4,843 19.4
Total votes 40,409 100

General Election results[edit]

Because Knox received a majority of the votes in the primary, no general election was held.[1]

References[edit]

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