1937 Los Angeles mayoral election

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Los Angeles mayoral election, 1937

← 1933 April 6, 1937 (1937-04-06) and May 4, 1937 (1937-05-04) 1938 →
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Candidate Frank L. Shaw John Anson Ford
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 171,415 144,522
Percentage 54.26% 45.74%

Mayor before election

Frank L. Shaw
Republican

Elected Mayor

Frank L. Shaw
Republican

The 1937 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on April 6, 1937, with a run-off election on May 4, 1937. Incumbent Frank L. Shaw was re-elected.

Results

Primary election

Los Angeles mayoral primary election, April 6, 1937[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Frank L. Shaw 104,481 42.57% +6.67%
Democratic John Anson Ford 77,703 31.66%
Republican Gordon L. McDonough 40,526 16.51%
Independent Carl B. Wirsching 15,764 6.42%
Independent Andrae B. Nordskog 4,833 1.97%
Independent Frank C. Shoemaker 2,142 0.87% -0.80%
Total votes 245,449 100.00

General election

Los Angeles mayoral general election, May 4, 1937[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Frank L. Shaw 171,415 54.26% -0.41%
Democratic John Anson Ford 144,522 45.74%
Total votes 315,937 100.00
Independent hold Swing

References and footnotes

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor - Primary". Our Campaigns.
  2. ^ a b Officially all candidates are non-partisan.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns.

External links

  • Office of the City Clerk, City of Los Angeles
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