1897 San Diego mayoral election

1897 San Diego mayoral election
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Nominee Daniel C. Reed C.F. Holland
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,400 933
Percentage 39.3% 26.2%

Mayor before election

William H. Carlson

Elected Mayor

Daniel C. Reed

The 1897 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 6, 1897 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Daniel C. Reed was elected Mayor with a plurality of the votes.



Incumbent Mayor William H. Carlson stood for re-election to a third two-year term as an independent. His re-election was contested by Daniel C. Reed, a Republican, C.F. Holland, a Democrat, and A.C. Mouser, a Populist. In addition to the partisan candidates, three others contested the election as independents.[1]

On April 6, 1897, Reed was elected mayor with a plurality of 39.2 percent of the vote. Holland came in second with 26.2 percent of the vote, followed by the incumbent Carlson with 17.5 percent.[2]

Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral election, 1897[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel C. Reed 1,400 39.3
Democratic C.F. Holland 933 26.2
Independent William H. Carlson 623 17.5
People's Abram C. Mouser 328 9.2
Independent Henry Sweeney 251 7.0
Independent Joseph S. Bachman 19 0.5
Independent George D. Copeland 10 0.3
Total votes 3,564 100


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h 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 19, 2017.