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1901 San Diego mayoral election

1901 San Diego mayoral election

← 1899 April 2, 1901 (1901-04-02) 1903 →
Nominee Frank P. Frary Patterson Sprigg
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,674 1,000
Percentage 59.1% 35.3%

Mayor before election

Edwin M. Capps

Elected Mayor

Frank P. Frary

The 1901 San Diego mayoral election was held on April 2, 1901, to elect the mayor for San Diego. Frank P. Frary was elected Mayor with a majority of the votes.



Incumbent Mayor Edwin M. Capps declined to run for re-election.[2] Three candidates campaigned for the open seat: Frank P. Frary, a Republican, Patterson Sprigg, a Democrat and Frank Simpson, a Socialist.[1]

On April 2, 1901, Frary was elected mayor with a majority of 59.1 percent of the vote. Sprigg came in second with 35.3 percent of the vote. Simpson came in third with 5.6 percent.[3]

Election results

San Diego mayoral election, 1901[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank P. Frary 1,674 59.1
Democratic Patterson Sprigg 1,000 35.3
Socialist Frank Simpson 157 5.6
Total votes 2,831 100


  1. ^ a b c d Smythe, William Ellsworth (1908). History of San Diego, 1542-1908. San Diego: The History Company. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Political Rumors". The Evening Tribune. January 15, 1901. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Election History - Mayor of San Diego" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved March 19, 2017.

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