1983 Philadelphia mayoral election

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Philadelphia mayoral election, 1983

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Turnout63.17% of registered voters Increase 3 pp
42.48% of total population[1]
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Nominee Wilson Goode John Egan Thomas Leonard
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 396,266 263,742 57,146
Percentage 55.26% 36.78% 7.97%

Mayor before election

William J. Green III
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Wilson Goode
Democratic

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1983 saw the election of Wilson Goode.

Goode won the Democratic nomination by defeating, among others, former mayor Frank Rizzo in the Democratic primary.

Goode was elected the first African American mayor of Philadelphia.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • George G. Britt, Jr., management consultant and perennial candidate
  • Anthony G. Bateman, attorney and former Assistant District Attorney
  • Stephen S. Douglas, former aide to Lyndon LaRouche and candidate for Governor in 1980
  • Wilson Goode, Philadelphia Managing Director
  • Frank Lomento, pretzel vendor and perennial candidate
  • Frank Rizzo, former Mayor

Withdrew[edit]

  • Thomas A. Leonard III, Philadelphia Register of Wills (to run as an independent)

Results[edit]

Philadelphia mayoral Democratic primary, 1987
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wilson Goode 329,653 52.73%
Democratic Frank Rizzo 270,236 43.22%
Democratic Frank Lomento 18,947 3.03%
Democratic Stephen S. Douglas 3,006 0.48%
Democratic Anthony Bateman 2,920 0.47%
Democratic George Britt 439 0.07%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Philadelphia mayoral Democratic primary, 1987
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Egan 38,920 45.30%
Republican Charles F. Dougherty 25,413 29.58%
Republican Tom Gola 21,581 25.25%

Independents and third parties[edit]

Independent[edit]

  • Thomas A. Leonard III, Philadelphia Register of Wills

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1983 Philadelphia mayoral election (general election)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wilson Goode 396,266 55.26%
Republican John Egan 263,742 36.78%
Independent Thomas Leonard 57,146 7.97%
Turnout 717,154

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denvir, Daniel (22 May 2015). "Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way". City Lab. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.