San Diego mayoral election, 1923

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San Diego mayoral election, 1923
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← 1921 March 20, 1923 (1923-03-20) 1925 →
Nominee John L. Bacon Charles E. Rinehart
Party Republican Nonpartisan
Popular vote 9,848 5,935
Percentage 59.6% 35.9%

Mayor before election

John L. Bacon

Elected Mayor

John L. Bacon

The 1923 San Diego mayoral election was held on March 20, 1923 to elect the mayor for San Diego. Incumbent mayor John L. Bacon stood for reelection. In the primary election, Bacon received a majority of the votes and was elected outright with no need for a contested runoff.



Incumbent Mayor John L. Bacon stood for for reelection to a second term. On March 20, 1921, Bacon received an absolute majority of 59.6 percent in the primary election, more than 23 percent higher than his nearest competitor, Charles E. Rinehart. Bacon received one hundred percent of the vote in the uncontested runoff election held April 3, 1923 and was elected to the office of the mayor.[1]

Primary Election results

San Diego mayoral primary election, 1923[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John L. Bacon 9,848 59.6
Nonpartisan Charles E. Rinehart 5,935 35.9
Nonpartisan Willis H.P. Shelton 580 3.5
Nonpartisan William I. Kinsley 109 0.7
Nonpartisan Oriel C. Jones 43
Total votes 13,644 100

General Election results

Because Bacon won outright in the primary with a majority of the vote, his was the only eligible name on the runoff ballot.

San Diego mayoral general election, 1923[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John L. Bacon 9,307 100
Total votes 9,307 100


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved July 1, 2017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>