1953 Los Angeles mayoral election

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Los Angeles mayoral election, 1953

← 1949 April 7, 1953 (1953-04-07) and May 26, 1953 (1953-05-26) 1957 →
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Candidate Norris Poulson Fletcher Bowron Lloyd Aldrich
Party Republican Republican Independent
First round vote 212,668% 179,205 70,823%
First round percentage 44.06% 37.13% 14.67%
Runoff vote 287,619 252,721
Runoff percentage 53.23% 46.77%

Mayor before election

Fletcher Bowron
Republican

Elected Mayor

Norris Poulson
Republican

The 1953 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on April 7, 1953, with a run-off election on May 26, 1953. Incumbent Fletcher Bowron was defeated by Norris Poulson.

Results[edit]

Primary election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral primary election, April 7, 1953[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Norris Poulson 212,668 44.06%
Republican Fletcher Bowron (incumbent) 179,205 37.13% -7.86%
Independent Lloyd Aldrich 70,823 14.67% -7.28%
Independent Paul Burke 16,455 3.41%
Socialist Workers Myra Tanner Weiss 3,541 0.73% +0.35%
Total votes 482,692 100.00

General election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral general election, May 26, 1953[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Norris Poulson 287,619 53.23%
Republican Fletcher Bowron (incumbent) 252,721 46.77% -6.71%
Total votes 540,340 100.00
Republican hold Swing

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns.
  2. ^ a b Officially all candidates are non-partisan.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns.

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