Philadelphia mayoral election, 1983
|Turnout||63.17% of registered voters 3 pp|
42.48% of total population
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.
- 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
- Thomas A. Leonard III, Philadelphia Register of Wills (to run as an independent)
Independents and third parties
- Thomas A. Leonard III, Philadelphia Register of Wills