1997 Des Moines mayoral special election

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Des Moines mayoral special election, 1997
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← 1995 October 7, 1997[1] 1999 →
 
Candidate Preston Daniels Jim Cownie
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 5,294 3,618
Percentage 58.04% 39.66%

Mayor before election

Robert D. Ray (interim)
Republican

Elected Mayor

Preston Daniels
Democratic

The 1997 Des Moines mayoral special election was held on October 7, 1997 to elect the mayor of Des Moines, Iowa. It saw the election of Preston Daniels. Daniels became the city's first African American mayor.

Results[edit]

Results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Preston Daniels 5,294 58.04
Jim Cownie 3,618 39.66
Thomas Alter 169 1.85
Write-ins 41 0.45
Total votes 9,122

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Regular City Primary Election Tuesday, October 7, 1997 VOTING DETAILS - OFFICIAL RESULT". Polk County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections. October 7, 1997. Retrieved November 8, 2019.