1971 Boston mayoral election Article

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Boston mayoral election, 1971

←  1967 November 2, 1971 1975 →
  Boston Mayor Kevin H White.jpg Louise Day Hicks.jpg
Candidate Kevin White Louise Day Hicks
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 113,137 70,331
Percentage 61.67% 38.33%

Mayor before election

Kevin White

Elected Mayor

Kevin White

The Boston mayoral election of 1971 occurred on Tuesday, November 2, 1971, between Mayor Kevin White and United States Representative Louise Day Hicks. This was the second election in a row between White and Hicks. White once again defeated Hicks and was elected to a second term.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 14, 1971.

Candidates

Candidates eliminated in preliminary

Results

Candidates Preliminary Election [1] General Election [2]
Votes % Votes %
Kevin White 46,913 32.84 113,137 61.67
Louise Day Hicks 42,293 29.61 70,331 38.33
Joseph F. Timilty 28,389 19.87
Thomas I. Atkins 16,917 11.84
John L. Saltonstall, Jr. 6,943 4.86
John E. Powers 1,392 0.97

See also

References

  1. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1972. p. 44.
  2. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1972. p. 90.

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