1963 Columbus, Ohio mayoral election

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Columbus, Ohio mayoral election, 1963
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  Jack Sensenbrenner (1).jpg W. Ralston Westlake (1).jpg
Candidate Jack Sensenbrenner Ralston Westlake
Party Democratic Republican

Mayor before election

Ralston Westlake
Republican

Elected Mayor

Jack Sensenbrenner
Democratic

The Columbus mayoral election of 1963 was the 72nd mayoral election in Columbus, Ohio. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1963. Incumbent Republican mayor Ralston Westlake was defeated by Democratic party nominee and former mayor Jack Sensenbrenner.

Further reading[edit]

  • "A Democratic Committeeman Says the County Democratic Executive Committee Probably Will Endorse Former Mayor M E Sensenbrenner's Comeback Attempt in the 11/5/63 Mayoral Race". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. December 27, 1962. p. 3A.
  • Embrey, George (November 6, 1963). "Mayor Westlake Extends "Best Wishes" and an Offer of "Cooperation and Assistance" to Mayor-Elect Sensenbrenner and Thanks His Campaign Workers". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. p. 9A.
  • "Former Columbus Mayor, M E Sensenbrenner and His Son, Richard, Resign Their State Jobs at the Ohio Department of Highways". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. January 18, 1963. p. 21A.
  • "Former Mayor M E Sensenbrenner Regains the Office of Columbus Mayor, Defeating Incumbent Mayor Westlake; Republicans Retain Their 6-1 Majority On City Council". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. November 6, 1963. p. 1A.
  • Hntzinger, Howard (November 6, 1963). "Democrats and Republicans Agree That Mayor Westlake Was Defeated In the Election of 11/5/63 Because He 'Lacked Color' and Was Not Supported By His Own Party". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. p. 1A.
  • Huntzinger, Howard (February 6, 1963). "Thus Far, Mayor Westlake and Former Mayor M E Sensenbrenner Are Only Candidates Filing For Mayor's Race, Possibly Eliminating a Primary Election". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. p. 17A.
  • "M E Sensenbrenner Opens His Campaign In the Mayoral Race With a Salvo of Charges Against Mayor Westlake, Who Ousted Sensenbrenner From City Hall In 1959". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. September 4, 1963. p. 21B.
  • "M E Sensenbrenner's Election As Columbus Mayor Is Rated the Top Local News Story For 1963". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. December 29, 1963. p. 26B.
  • "Mayor Westlake Picks Up 173 Votes In the Official Count By the County Board of Elections, Finishing 4825 Votes Behind Mayorelect Sensenbrenner (Other Results Noted)". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. November 14, 1963. p. 1A.
  • "Photo: Columbus Mayor Westlake Opens His Re-election Campaign Headquarters at 100 N High St". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. October 1, 1963. p. 10B.
  • St. Clair, Duane (September 26, 1963). "Mayor Westlake Opens His Reelection Campaign With an Eight-point Platform Designed as a "Program For Continued Progress" (Proposals Listed)". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio. p. 6A.