1971 Baltimore mayoral election

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Baltimore mayoral election, 1971
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Candidate William Donald Schaefer Ross Zimmerman Pierpont
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 120,726 17,680
Percentage 87.23% 12.77%

Mayor before election

Thomas D'Alesandro III
Democratic

Elected Mayor

William Donald Schaefer
Democratic

The 1971 Baltimore mayoral election saw the election of William Donald Schaefer.

Nominations[edit]

Primary elections were held September 14.[1][2][3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Donald Schaefer 95,315 56.23%
Democratic George L. Russell, Jr. 58,528 34.53%
Democratic Francis J. Valle 7,202 4.25%
Democratic Clarence M. Mitchell, II 6,354 3.75%
Democratic Joseph M. Heinle 1,185 0.70%
Democratic William Edward Roberts, Sr. 938 0.55%
Total votes 169,522

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ross Zimmerman Pierponto 5,474 43.96%
Republican Monroe Cornish 4,126 33.14%
Republican Samuel D. Shapiro 1,695 13.61%
Republican Louis R. Milio 1,157 9.29%
Total votes 12,452

General election[edit]

The general election was held November 6.[3]

Baltimore mayoral general election, 1971[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Donald Schaefer 120,726 87.23%
Republican Ross Zimmerman Pierpont 17,680 12.77%
Total votes 138,406
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RaceID=417694". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "RaceID=656944". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "RaceID=21400". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 7, 2019.