1981 Durham mayoral election

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Durham mayoral election, 1981
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Candidate Charles Markham Harry E. Rodenhizer Jr.
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 7,799 6,825
Percentage 53.33% 46.67%

Mayor before election

Harry E. Rodenhizer Jr.
Republican

Elected Mayor

Charles Markham

The 1981 Durham mayoral election was held on November 3, 1981 to elect the mayor of Durham, North Carolina. It saw the election of Charles Markham, who unseated incumbent mayor Harry E. Rodenhizer Jr..

Results[edit]

Primary[edit]

The date of the primary was October 6.[1]

Candidate Jim Farthing had withdrawn on September 21, but remained on the ballot and received votes.[1]

Primary results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Markham 4,275 52.12
Harry E. Rodenhizer Jr. 3,542 43.19
B. R. Dunn 296 3.61
Jim Farthing withdrawn 89 1.09
Total votes 8,202

General election[edit]

General election results[2]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Markham 7,799 53.33
Harry E. Rodenhizer Jr. 6,825 46.67
Total votes 14,624

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ABSTRACT OF VOTERS CAST AT A MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTION FOR MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL WARD 1, CITY COUNCIL AT LARGE ON OCTOBER 6, 1981 IN CITY OF DURHAM DURHAM COUNTY , STATE OF N CAROLINA, AT THE PLACES APPOINTED BY LAW FOR HOLDING ELECTIONS IN SAID COUNTY" (PDF). Durham County. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "ABSTRACT OF VOTERS CAST AT A MUNICIPAL General ELECTION FOR MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL WARD 1, CITY COUNCIL AT LARGE ON November 3, 1981 IN CITY OF DURHAM DURHAM COUNTY , STATE OF N CAROLINA, AT THE PLACES APPOINTED BY LAW FOR HOLDING ELECTIONS IN SAID COUNTY" (PDF). Durham County. Retrieved October 27, 2019.