Aldermanic elections: selected statistics

 

 
40th ward
48th ward
49th ward
50th ward
 
1972-2011
1939-2011
1925-2011
1925-1992
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highest percentage of votes
78.80%
81.80%
71.40%
83.10%
Candidate with highest percentage
Simon
Volini
Moore
Quinn
Year recorded
1971
1979
2011
1935
 
 
 
 
 
Highest number of votes received
11390
21139
21940
20460
Candidate with highest number
O’Connor
Freeman
Williston
Sperling
Percentage of votes obtained
55.70%
53.20%
61.00%
53.70%
Year recorded
1983
1947
1931
1967
 
 
 
 
 
Highest number of votes cast
20449
39698
35969
38080
Year recorded
1983
1947
1931
1967
 
 
 
 
 
Lowest number of votes cast
11091
8343
6302
15433
Year recorded
1991
2003
1995
1991
         
  40th ward
48th ward 49th ward 50th ward
 
 
 
 
 
Number of uncontested elections
5
2
1
1
Years
1995-99-
2003-07-11
1995, 2007
1927
1979
Names of candidates who ran
uncontested
O’Connor
Smith
Frankhauser
Stone
 
 
 
 
 
Narrowest margin of victory
Candidate and year (percentage)
55.4%
O’Connor
1987
50.3%
Hirsh
1959
51.3%
Saperstein
1975
50.2%
Sperling
1955
 
 
 
 
 
Narrowest margin of victory
Candidate and year (# votes)
2331 votes
O’Connor
1983
89 votes
Hirsh
1959
251 votes
Moore
2007
145 votes
Sperling
1955
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Incumbents defeated; (# times)
2
4
1
4
Names of defeated incumbents
Gutstein
Rittenberg
Quick
Freeman
Hirsh
O’Rourke
Williston
Moses
Mellin
Weber
Bremer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special elections
1978
1930
1973
 
 
 
 
 
 
40th ward
48th ward
49th ward
50th ward
 
1972-2011
1939-2011
1925-2011
1925-1992
 
 
 
 
 

Note: Statistics relate only to contested elections.  Values in bold represent highest or lowest among the Edgewater wards.