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2003 Philadelphia mayoral election

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2003 Philadelphia mayoral election

← 1999 November 4, 2003 2007 →
Turnout50%[1] Increase 5 pp
 
John F Street.jpg
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Nominee John F. Street Sam Katz
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 267,230 189,357
Percentage 58.34% 41.34%

Mayor before election

John F. Street
Democratic

Elected Mayor

John F. Street
Democratic

The Philadelphia mayoral election, 2003 was a contest between Democratic incumbent John F. Street and Republican businessman Sam Katz.

Pennsylvania Governor and former Mayor of Philadelphia, Ed Rendell played a key role for Street by ensuring that business interests did not support Katz.[2]

The race was covered in the documentary film The Shame of a City.

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Transcription

Contents

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Philadelphia mayoral election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Street 93,799 99.59%
Write-in All others 387 0.41%
Turnout 94,186 100.00

Mayor John Street was unopposed for renomination by the Democratic Party.

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Philadelphia Republican mayoral primary, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Katz 18,973 99.93%
Write-in All others 14 0.07%
Turnout 18,987 100.00

Sam Katz was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

General election

Results

Philadelphia mayoral election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John F. Street 267,230 58.34 Increase8.70
Republican Sam Katz 189,357 41.34 Decrease8.28
Socialist Workers John Staggs 1,291 0.28 Increase0.28
Majority
Turnout 457,878
Democratic hold Swing

External links

References

  1. ^ Denvir, Daniel (22 May 2015). "Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way". City Lab. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The PA Report "Power 75" List" (PDF). Pennsylvania Report. Capital Growth, Inc. January 31, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-20. "Governor Rendell's squeezing business not to support Republican nominee, Sam Katz, will help"
Preceded by
1999
Philadelphia mayoral election
2003
Succeeded by
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