San Diego mayoral election, 1967

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San Diego mayoral election, 1967
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  Mayor Frank E. Curran.jpg
Nominee Frank Curran Allen Hitch
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 96,597 47,230
Percentage 67.2% 32.8%

Mayor before election

Frank Curran
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Frank Curran
Democratic

The 1967 San Diego mayoral election was held on November 7, 1967 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Incumbent Mayor Frank Curran stood for reelection to a second term; in the primary election, Curran and Allen Hitch received the most votes and advanced to the runoff. Curran was then reelected mayor with a majority of the votes.

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Incumbent Mayor Frank Curran stood for reelection to a second term, on September 19, 1963, Curran came in first in the primary election with 47.2 percent of the vote, followed by former City Councilmember Allen Hitch in second with 32.5 percent. Because no candidate received a majority of the vote, a runoff election was held between Curran and Hitch, on November 7, 1967, Curran easily defeated Hitch a majority of 67.2 percent of the vote in the runoff and was reelected to the office of the mayor.[4][3]

Primary Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral primary election, 1967[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Curran 52,355 47.2
Republican Allen Hitch 36,060 32.5
Nonpartisan John Clayton 11,299 10.2
Nonpartisan Gerard A. Dougherty 5,202 4.7
Nonpartisan George Stahlman 4,611 4.2
Nonpartisan Lloyd W. Gough 793 0.7
Nonpartisan Tom Kane 690 0.6
Total votes 111,010 100

General Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral general election, 1967[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Curran 96,597 67.2
Republican Allen Hitch 47,230 32.8
Total votes 143,827 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pourade, Richard (1977). The History of San Diego Volume VII: City of the Dream, 1940-1970. San Diego: Copley Press. Retrieved September 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ "State-by-State Review of 1967 Elections.". CQ Almanac 1967. Washington, DC. Retrieved September 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Abrahamson, Alan (October, 20 1992). "Former Mayor Curran Dies; Led Downtown Restoration". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October, 15 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved September 10, 2017.