1998 San Jose mayoral election

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1998 San Jose mayoral election
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← 1994 June 2, 1998 (first round)
November 3, 1998 (runoff)
2002 →
Turnout40.05% (first round)
56.97% (runoff)
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Candidate Ron Gonzales Patricia Dando Kathy Chavez Napoli
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First-round vote 55,699 46,097 14,220
First-round percentage 41.61% 34.44% 10.62%
Second-round vote 93,586 89,293
Second-round percentage 47.31% 45.14%

Mayor before election

Susan Hammer
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Ron Gonzales
Democratic

The 1998 San Jose mayoral election was held on June 2 and November 3, 1998 to elect the Mayor of San Jose, California. It saw the election of Ron Gonzales.

Incumbent mayor Susan Hammer was term-limited.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

First round results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Ron Gonzales 55,699 41.61
Nonpartisan Patricia Dando 46,097 34.44
Nonpartisan Kathy Chavez Napoli 14,220 10.62
Nonpartisan Bill Chew 5,462 4.08
Nonpartisan Write-in 12,374 9.25
Total votes 133,852
Turnout 40.05
Runoff results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Ron Gonzales 93,586 47.31
Nonpartisan Patricia Dando 89,293 45.14
Nonpartisan Write-in 14,935 7.55
Total votes 197,814
Turnout 56.97

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primary Election June 2 1998". Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "General Election Nov 3 1998". Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. Retrieved October 16, 2019.