1997 Los Angeles mayoral election

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Los Angeles mayoral election, 1997

← 1993 April 8, 1997 (1997-04-08) 2001 →
Turnout 31.71%
  Richard Riordan 1993.jpg Tom Hayden (cropped).jpg
Candidate Richard Riordan Tom Hayden
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 250,771 140,648
Percentage 61.5% 34.5%

Mayor before election

Richard Riordan

Elected Mayor

Richard Riordan

The 1997 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on April 8, 1997. Incumbent Richard J. Riordan won the election against California State Senator and prominent 1960s SDS activist Tom Hayden. This was the last mayoral election for Los Angeles in which a Republican candidate won.


Los Angeles mayoral general election, April 8, 1997[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Richard Riordan 250,771 61.49% +28.07%
Democratic Tom Hayden 140,648 34.49%
Independent Candido J. Marez 5,852 1.43%
Independent Leonard Shapiro 5,454 1.33% +1.21%
Socialist Workers Craig A. Honts 5,065 1.24%
Total votes 407,790 100.00
Turnout 424,653 31.71%
Registered electors 1,339,036
Republican hold Swing

References and footnotes

  1. ^ "City of Los Angeles Primary Nomination Final - Official Election Results". Office of the City Clerk, City of Los Angeles.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns.
  3. ^ Officially all candidates are non-partisan.

External links

  • Office of the City Clerk, City of Los Angeles
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