1979 Baltimore mayoral election

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Baltimore mayoral election, 1979
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Candidate William Donald Schaefer Samuel A. Culotta
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 118,706 25,072
Percentage 82.56% 17.44%

Mayor before election

William Donald Schaefer
Democratic

Elected Mayor

William Donald Schaefer
Democratic

The 1979 Baltimore mayoral election saw the reelection of William Donald Schaefer to a third consecutive term.

Nominations[edit]

Primary elections were held September 11.[1][2][3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Donald Schaefer (incumbent) 70,035 68.81%
Democratic Patrick L. McDonough 14,241 13.99%
Democratic Clarence Davis 10,999 10.81%
Democratic William Edward Roberts, Sr. 3,661 3.60%
Democratic E. Zatella S. Giles 2,848 2.80%
Total votes 101,784

Republican primary[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel A. Culotta 3,932 68.96%
Republican Eugene E. Dailey 725 12.72%
Republican Melvin C. Perkins 551 9.66%
Republican Louis R. Milio 494 8.66%
Total votes 5,702

General election[edit]

The general election was held November 6.[3]

Baltimore mayoral general election, 1979[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Donald Schaefer (incumbent) 118,706 82.56%
Republican Samuel A. Culotta 25,072 17.44%
Total votes 143,778
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RaceID=656947". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "RaceID=656946". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "RaceID=21331". Our Campaigns. Retrieved May 7, 2019.