SF Mayoral Race Vote Totals Since 1939

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“City Hall @ Fulton #7” (San Francisco City Hall from the Western Addition neighborhood) by Nicholas Coley, 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, 2013.

San Francisco Mayoral Race Vote Totals Since 1939

by Matt Gonzalez

Below are the top two finishers or runoff vote totals (when there was a runoff) in San Francisco mayoral races since 1939. Data for twenty-one mayoral races is included.

No candidate for mayor of San Francisco received over 100,000 votes prior to 1939.

Every winning mayor received at least 100,000 votes since 1939, with the exception of Ed Lee in 2011 (84,457 votes), Joe Alioto in 1971 (95,744 votes), Elmer Robinson in 1951 (98,611 votes), and Roger Lapham in 1943 (90,646). Lee, Alioto, and Robinson received over 100,000 votes in other mayoral races.

Only three candidates received over 100,000 votes and failed to win their contest: Mark Leno in 2018, Matt Gonzalez in 2003, and Franck Havenner in both 1939 and 1947.

The three closest contests were in 1951 between Elmer Robinson and George Christopher (Robinson won by 1,926 votes); 2018 between London Breed and Mark Leno (Breed won by 2,546); and 1975 between George Moscone and John Barbagelata (Moscone won by 4,270).

Listings below in bold indicate vote totals of a candidate who won the contest.

Votes received / Candidate / Election year

158,244 – George Christopher 1955

145,009 – George Christopher 1959

137,335 – Angelo Rossi 1939

133,546 – Gavin Newsom 2003

131,983 – Willie Brown 1999

120,560 – Jack Shelley 1963

119,329 Matt Gonzalez 2003

117,503 – Elmer Robinson 1947

117,489 – Diane Feinstein 1983

116,256 Franck Havenner 1939

115,977 – London Breed 2018

113,431 Mark Leno 2018

107,500 – Willie Brown 1995

106,814 – Joe Alioto 1967

105,596 – Gavin Newsom 2007

105,298 – Ed Lee 2015

104,098 – Frank Jordan 1991

102,898– Art Agnos 1987

102,635 – Dianne Feinstein 1979

102,100 Franck Havenner 1947

100,077 – George Moscone 1975

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98,611 – Elmer Robinson 1951

97,726 Art Agnos 1991

96,685 George Christopher 1951

95,807 John Barbagelata 1975

95,744 – Joe Alioto 1971

92,627 Harold Dobbs 1963

92,252 Russell Wolden 1959

90,646 – Roger Lapham 1943

90,482 Harold Dobbs 1967

89,428 Tom Ammiano 1999

87,539 Quentin Kopp 1979

84,457 – Ed Lee 2011

82,173 Frank Jordan 1995

75,824 George Reilly 1955

68,637 Harold Dobbs 1971

57,699 George Reilly 1943

57,160 John Avalos 2011

44,275 John Molinari 1987

28,638 Francisco Herrera 2015

10,713 Cesar Ascarrunz 1983

9,076 Quintin Mecke 2007

 

Some Noteworthy 3rd Place Vote Totals from General Election Tallies

Votes received / Candidate / Election year

66,043 Jane Kim 2018

60,651 Chester MacPhee 1947

56,538 Roberta Achtenberg 1995

53,911 Diane Feinstein 1971

52,013 Joseph Sullivan 1951

47,626   Angelo Rossi, 1943

40,206 Jack Morrison 1967

39,769 Roger Boas 1987

39,344 Diane Feinstein 1975

37,142 Dennis Herrera 2011

34,910 Angela Alioto 1991

33,446 Angela Alioto 2003

32,893 Frank Jordan 1999

27,581 Edward Mancuso 1963

23,099 Amy Weiss 2015

15,839 Adolph Uhl, 1939

8,400 Harold Hoogasian 2007

7,644 Gloria La Riva 1983

6,591 Jello Biafra 1979

 

 

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