Chicago mayoral election, 1983

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Chicago Mayoral election, 1983
Chicago
← 1979 April 12, 1983 1987 →
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Nominee Harold Washington Bernard Epton Eddie L. Warren
Party Democratic Republican Socialist Workers
Popular vote 668,176 619,926 3,756
Percentage 51.72% 47.99% 0.29%

Mayor before election

Jane Byrne
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Harold Washington
Democratic

The Chicago Mayoral Election of 1983 saw the election of Chicago's first African-American mayor, Harold Washington. Incumbent Mayor Jane Byrne lost renomination in the Democratic primary in a three-way race between herself, Washington, and State's Attorney and future mayor Richard M. Daley.

Democratic Primary[edit]

e • d 
Chicago Democratic Party Mayoral Primary, 1983
Candidate Votes  % +/-
Harold Washington 424,324 36.28% N/A
Jane Byrne 393,500 33.64% -12.63%
Richard M. Daley 346,835 29.65% N/A
Frank R. Ranallo 2,367 0.20% N/A
William Markowski 1,412 0.12% N/A
Sheila Jones 1,285 N/A +0.12%
Majority 30,824 2.64% +0.57%
Total 1,169,723 100.00% N/A

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