1891 San Diego mayoral election

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1891 San Diego mayoral election
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← 1889 April 7, 1891 (1891-04-07) 1893 →
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Nominee Matthew Sherman J.W. Hughes
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,282 1,251
Percentage 50.6% 49.4%

Mayor before election

Douglas Gunn

Elected Mayor

Matthew Sherman

The 1891 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 7, 1891 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Matthew Sherman was elected Mayor with a majority of the votes.



Unlike the 1889 election, which was contested solely between Republicans on different tickets, the 1891 featured candidates from both the Republicans and the Democrats. Matthew Sherman was the candidate on the Republican side running against J.W. Hughes on the Democratic side.[1]

On April 7, 1891, Sherman was elected mayor with 50.6 percent of the vote to Hughes's 49.4 percent.[2]

Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral election, 1891[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matthew Sherman 1,282 50.6
Democratic J.W. Hughes 1,251 49.4
Total votes 2,533 100


  1. ^ a b c Smythe, William Ellsworth (1908). History of San Diego, 1542-1908. San Diego: The History Company. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved March 18, 2017.