1907 San Diego mayoral election

1907 San Diego mayoral election
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  John F Forward Sr.jpg Mayor Conard.jpg
Nominee John F. Forward Sr. Grant Conard
Party Republican Republican
Popular vote 1,693 1,378
Percentage 39.3% 32.0%

Mayor before election

John L. Sehon

Elected Mayor

John F. Forward Sr.

The 1907 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 2, 1907 to elect the mayor for San Diego. John F. Forward Sr. was elected mayor with a plurality of the votes.



Incumbent Mayor John L. Sehon declined to run for reelection and instead endorsed Republican Grant Conard on the Non-Partisan ticket.[3] Also contesting the race were John F. Forward Sr. on the official Republican ticket, Richard V. Dodge, a Democrat, and George A. Garrett, a Socialist.[4]

On April 2, 1907, Forward was elected mayor with a plurality of 39.3 percent of the vote compared to 32.0 percent for Conard. Dodge came in third with 23.9 percent, and Garrett finished last with 4.7 percent.[2][4]

Election results[edit]

San Diego mayoral election, 1907[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John F. Forward Sr. 1,693 39.3
Republican Grant Conard 1,378 35.9
Democratic Richard V. Dodge 1,030 23.9
Socialist George Garrett 202 4.7
Total votes 4,303 100


  1. ^ McGrew, Clarence Alan. City of San Diego and San Diego County: The Birthplace of California. American Historical Society. p. 231. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Sehon, John L. (March 30, 1907). "Mayor Sehon Declares Himself". The Evening Tribune. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Republicans Win Decisive Victory". The Evening Tribune. April 3, 1907. Retrieved March 19, 2017.