1955 Boston mayoral election

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Boston mayoral election, 1955

← 1951 November 8, 1955 1959 →
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Candidate John B. Hynes John E. Powers
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 124,301 111,775
Percentage 52.77% 47.23%

Mayor before election

John B. Hynes

Elected Mayor

John B. Hynes

The Boston mayoral election of 1955 occurred on Tuesday, November 8, 1955, between Mayor John B. Hynes and State Senator John E. Powers. Hynes was elected to his third term.

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on September 27, 1955.

Candidates[edit]

Candidates eliminated in preliminary[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates Preliminary Election[1] General Election[2]
Votes % Votes %
John B. Hynes (incumbent) 50,957 39.16 124,301 52.77
John E. Powers 36,407 28.00 111,775 47.23
James Michael Curley 24,209 18.60
Chester A. Dolan 18,551 14.25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1956. p. 52.
  2. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1956. p. 92.

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