1973 Los Angeles mayoral election

Los Angeles mayoral election, 1973

← 1969 April 3, 1973 (1973-04-03) and May 20, 1973 (1973-05-20) 1977 →
  Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (1).jpg SamYorty (1).jpg Jesse Unruh 1960s family christmas card (1).jpg
Candidate Tom Bradley Sam Yorty Jesse M. Unruh
Party Democratic Democratic Democratic
First round vote 233,789 190,649 114,693%
First round percentage 35.39% 28.86% 17.36%
Runoff vote 433,473 335,857
Runoff percentage 56.34% 43.66%

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Candidate Thomas Reddin
Party Independent
First round vote 83,930
First round percentage 12.70%

Mayor before election

Sam Yorty
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Tom Bradley
Democratic

The 1973 election for Mayor of Los Angeles took place on April 3, 1973, with a run-off election on May 20, 1973. Incumbent Sam Yorty was defeated by Tom Bradley.

Results[edit]

Primary election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral primary election, April 3, 1973[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Tom Bradley 233,789 35.39% -6.41%
Democratic Sam Yorty (incumbent) 190,649 28.86% +2.77%
Democratic Jesse M. Unruh 114,693 17.36%
Independent Thomas Reddin 83,930 12.70%
Democratic Joel Wachs 24,907 3.77%
Republican Bob Dornan 4,849 0.73%
Socialist Workers Olga L. Rodriguez 2,326 0.35%
Independent Ray Bagley 2,118 0.32%
Democratic Eileen Anderson 1,037 0.16% -0.07%
Independent Malbour L. Watson 792 0.12%
Republican Walter R. Buchanan 685 0.10%
Independent Leonard Orr 555 0.08%
Republican James A. Ware 371 0.06%
Total votes 660,701 100.00

General election[edit]

Los Angeles mayoral general election, May 20, 1973[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Tom Bradley 433,473 56.34% +9.60%
Democratic Sam Yorty (incumbent) 335,857 43.66% -9.60%
Total votes 769,330 100.00
Democratic hold Swing

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor - Primary". Our Campaigns.
  2. ^ a b Officially all candidates are non-partisan.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Mayor". Our Campaigns.

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