1967 Boston mayoral election

Boston mayoral election, 1967

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  Boston Mayor Kevin H White (1).jpg Louise Day Hicks (1).jpg
Candidate Kevin White Louise Day Hicks
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 102,706 90,154
Percentage 53.25% 46.75%

Mayor before election

John F. Collins

Elected Mayor

Kevin White

The Boston mayoral election of 1967 occurred on Tuesday, November 7, 1967, between Secretary of the Commonwealth Kevin White and Boston School Committee member Louise Day Hicks. White was elected to his first term, and inaugurated on Monday, January 1, 1968.[1]

The nonpartisan municipal preliminary election was held on Tuesday, September 26, 1967.

Hicks' victory in the preliminary election made her the first woman to be a finalist for mayor in city history.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Candidates eliminated in preliminary[edit]

Dropped out[edit]

Results[edit]

Candidates Preliminary Election[4] General Election[5]
Votes % Votes %
Kevin White 30,789 19.83 102,706 53.25
Louise Day Hicks 43,722 28.16 90,154 46.75
John W. Sears 23,924 15.41
Edward J. Logue 23,766 15.31
Christopher A. Iannella 18,343 11.82
Stephen Davenport 9,016 5.81
Nicholas Abraham 2,295 1.48
Albert L. O'Neil 1,471 0.95
Peter F. Hines 1,091 0.70
John J. McDonough 830 0.54

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'New Inaugural' in Traditional Boston Setting Today". The Boston Globe. January 1, 1968. p. 3. Retrieved March 17, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ Jacobs, Sally (October 30, 2001). "Davis-Mullen is Running as Hard as She Can". Boston Globe.
  3. ^ a b Lydon, Christopher (August 3, 1967). "Hynes' Pullout Expected Today". The Boston Globe.
  4. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1968. p. 46.
  5. ^ Annual Report of the Election Department. 1968. p. 107.

Further reading[edit]

  • Noonan, Cornelius (September 21, 1967). "MAYOR". The Boston Globe. p. 51. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com. (candidate profiles)

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