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1977 Chicago mayoral special election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chicago Mayoral election, 1977

← 1975 June 7, 1977 1979 →
Turnout40%[1] Decrease 7.3 pp
 
Nominee Michael A. Bilandic[2] Dennis H. Bloc
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 490,688 135,282
Percentage 77.3% 21.3%

Mayor before election

Michael A. Bilandic (appointed)
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Michael A. Bilandic
Democratic

In the Chicago mayoral election of 1977, interim mayor Michael A. Bilandic was elected to complete the remainder of an unexpired mayoral term, defeating Republican Dennis H. Bloc by a landslide 56% margin.[3]

Background

After to the death in office of Richard J. Daley on December 20, 1976, Bilandic had been selected by the Chicago City Council to serve as acting mayor for six months until an election would be held.

Primaries and nominations

Democratic primary

Bilandic won the Democratic Party's primary.

Bilandic won a plurality of the vote in 38 of the city's 50 wards.[4] Pucinski won a plurality of the vote in 7 wards.[4] Washington won a plurality of the vote in 5 wards.[4]

e • d 
Chicago Democratic Party Mayoral Primary, 1977[3][4]
Candidate Votes %
Michael A. Bilandic (incumbent) 368,400 51.1%
Roman Pucinski 235,790 32.7%
Harold Washington 77,322 10.7%
Edward Hanrahan 28,643 4.0%
Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona 6,674 0.9%
Ellis Reid 4,022 0.6%
Total 720,851 100%

Republican primary

The Republican nomination was captured by 47th Ward alderman Dennis H. Bloc.[5]

Bloc was the first mayoral candidate since Martin H. Kennelly to be a resident of Edgewater.[5] Thus, he was the first candidate from Edgewater since 1955 and the first general election nominee since 1951 to hail from Edgewater. He was the fourth overall mayoral candidate from the neighborhood, and would have been the third mayor from the neighborhood if elected.[5]

Socialist Workers nomination

Independent candidates

General election

Bilandic won a majority of the vote in each of the city's 50 wards.[6]

Mayor of Chicago 1977 special election[6] (General Election)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael A. Bilandic 490,688 77.4
Republican Dennis H. Bloc 135,281 21.3
Socialist Workers Dennis Brasky 5,547 0.9
Independent Gerald Rose 2,498 0.4
Turnout 634,014
Results by ward[6]
Ward Michael A. Bilandic
(Democratic Party)
Dennis H. Bloc
(Republican Party)
Dennis Brasky
(Socialist Workers Party)
Gerald Rose
(U.S. Labor)
Total
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes
1 9,157 87.4% 1,207 11.5% 78 0.7% 36 0.3% 10,478
2 7,022 81.7% 1,375 16.0% 11 1.3% 87 1.0% 8,594
3 6,373 89.3% 634 8.9% 65 0.9% 67 0.9% 7,139
4 6,688 79.6% 1,491 17.7% 135 1.6% 91 1.1% 8,405
5 4,235 58.7% 2,716 37.6% 213 3.0% 56 0.8% 7,22
6 6,397 79.9% 1,432 17.9% 106 1.3% 69 0.9% 8,004
7 5,234 75.4% 1,575 22.7% 79 1.1% 5 0.7% 6,938
8 7,122 79.2% 1,679 18.7% 98 1.1% 9 1.0% 8,989
9 5,085 81.6% 1,055 16.9% 49 0.8% 45 0.7% 6,234
10 13,55 84.2% 2,406 14.9% 97 0.6% 48 0.3% 16,101
11 23,834 94.4% 1,278 5.1% 86 0.3% 42 0.2% 25,24
12 14,794 81.9% 3,15 17.4% 91 0.5% 32 0.2% 18,067
13 20,654 82.6% 4,234 16.9% 101 0.4% 26 0.1% 25,015
14 13,448 86.6% 1,959 12.6% 89 0.6% 37 0.2% 15,533
15 10,067 84.2% 1,765 14.8% 8 0.7% 46 0.4% 11,958
16 6,991 87.6% 844 10.6% 93 1.2% 54 0.7% 7,982
17 5,24 82.9% 932 14.8% 8 1.3% 66 1.0% 6,318
18 13,787 81.2% 3,003 17.7% 129 0.8% 53 0.3% 16,972
19 15,146 78.8% 3,927 20.4% 96 0.5% 43 0.2% 19,212
20 6,343 84.5% 996 13.3% 96 1.3% 7 0.9% 7,505
21 7,855 79.9% 1,763 17.9% 11 1.1% 106 1.1% 9,834
22 8,688 85.3% 1,392 13.7% 64 0.6% 37 0.4% 10,181
23 17,575 79.9% 4,268 19.4% 123 0.6% 32 0.1% 21,998
24 5,645 89.2% 559 8.8% 66 1.0% 55 0.9% 6,325
25 9,841 90.0% 1,007 9.2% 59 0.5% 29 0.3% 10,936
26 11,057 86.2% 1,644 12.8% 84 0.7% 42 0.3% 12,827
27 10,14 93.3% 614 5.7% 67 0.6% 44 0.4% 10,865
28 5,197 88.7% 541 9.2% 55 0.9% 63 1.1% 5,856
29 4,395 86.7% 592 11.7% 57 1.1% 26 0.5% 5,07
30 9,07 71.1% 3,518 27.6% 141 1.1% 36 0.3% 12,765
31 13,086 89.4% 1,442 9.8% 8 0.5% 33 0.2% 14,641
32 9,754 81.7% 2,042 17.1% 108 0.9% 39 0.3% 11,943
33 9,45 76.5% 2,722 22.0% 132 1.1% 46 0.4% 12,35
34 6,64 83.0% 1,198 15.0% 92 1.1% 74 0.9% 8,004
35 8,754 64.9% 4,563 33.8% 138 1.0% 39 0.3% 13,494
36 16,806 75.9% 5,132 23.2% 147 0.7% 44 0.2% 22,129
37 7,975 82.8% 1,529 15.9% 76 0.8% 5 0.5% 9,63
38 12,505 69.3% 5,353 29.7% 134 0.7% 49 0.3% 18,041
39 11,065 72.1% 4,11 26.8% 137 0.9% 42 0.3% 15,354
40 8,542 64.3% 4,561 34.3% 147 1.1% 37 0.3% 13,287
41 12,696 64.5% 6,783 34.5% 148 0.8% 44 0.2% 19,671
42 9,321 68.9% 4,019 29.7% 13 1.0% 67 0.5% 13,537
43 6,827 56.8% 4,908 40.9% 228 1.9% 47 0.4% 12,01
44 6,94 63.7% 3,762 34.5% 146 1.3% 45 0.4% 10,893
45 12,832 67.9% 5,885 31.2% 136 0.7% 34 0.2% 18,887
46 6,608 66.2% 3,203 32.1% 115 1.2% 58 0.6% 9,984
47 13,002 76.8% 3,80 22.4% 102 0.6% 28 0.2% 16,932
48 6,71 54.1% 5,488 44.2% 162 1.3% 45 0.4% 12,405
49 8,404 64.3% 4,411 33.7% 21 1.6% 48 0.4% 13,073
50 12,141 63.3% 6,814 35.5% 182 0.9% 51 0.3% 19,188
Totals 490,688 77.4% 135,281 21.3% 5,547 0.9% 2,498 0.4% 634,014

References

  1. ^ Denvir, Daniel (May 22, 2015). "Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is  Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way". City Lab (The Atlantic). Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Bilandic winner with 77% of vote (June 8, 1977)".
  3. ^ a b "Our Campaigns - Chicago Mayor Race - Jun 07, 1977".
  4. ^ a b c d e http://chicagodemocracy.org/ElectionResults.jsp?election=crdd_primary%2Ccrdd_1977_primary_election%2Cil_chi_mayor
  5. ^ a b c "Edgewater Teasers Vol. XVI No. 3 - FALL 2005". Edgewater History. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Election Results for 1977 General Election, Mayor, Chicago, IL".


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