|Elections in California|
The 1955 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 19, 1955 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Incumbent mayor John D. Butler did not stand for reelection. In the primary election, Charles Dail and Harry L. Foster received the most votes and advanced to a runoff election. Dail was then elected mayor with a majority of the votes in the runoff.
- Charles Dail, former member of the San Diego City Council
- Harry L. Foster
- Jerome W. Rudrauff
- Robert L. Stevenson
- Gerard A. Dougherty
- Sol Blanc
- Emilio P. Adams
- Richard L. Parsons
Incumbent Mayor John D. Butler did not stand for reelection. On March 8, 1955, Charles Dail came first in the primary election with 39.4 percent of the vote, followed by Harry L. Foster with 27.5 percent. Because no candidate received a majority of the vote, Dail and Foster advanced to a runoff election. On April 19, 1955, Dail received 50.7 percent of the vote in the runoff and was elected to the office of the mayor.
Primary Election results
|Nonpartisan||Harry L. Foster||20,286||27.5|
|Nonpartisan||Jerome W. Rudrauff||16,810||22.8|
|Nonpartisan||Robert L. Stevenson||2,731||3.7|
|Nonpartisan||Gerard A. Dougherty||1,396||1.9|
|Nonpartisan||Emilio P. Adams||1,220||1.7|
|Nonpartisan||Richard L. Parsons||985||1.3|
General Election results
|Nonpartisan||Harry L. Foster||41,660||49.3|
- Pourade, Richard (1977). The History of San Diego Volume VII: City of the Dream, 1940-1970. San Diego: Copley Press. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
- "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved September 9, 2017.