1965 New Orleans mayoral election

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The New Orleans mayoral election of 1965 resulted in the re-election of Victor Schiro to his second full term as Mayor of New Orleans. No runoff was needed, as Schiro received over 50% of the vote. Elections were held on November 6.[1]


Democratic Party Primary, November 6, 1965

Candidate Votes received Percentage of total vote
Victor Schiro 81,973 50.1%
Jimmy Fitzmorris 78,654 48.1%
Addison Roswell Thompson 2,121 1.3%
Joseph Held 458 0.3%
Doris Perkins 226 0.1%

Gerald J. Gallinghouse withdrew before the primary to endorse Fitzmorris.


  • Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee. Mayoralty: First and Second Democratic Primary Elections, 1965.