1845 Chicago mayoral election

In the Chicago mayoral election of 1845, Democratic nominee Augustus Garrett defeated Whig nominee John H. Kinzie and Liberty nominee Henry Smith by a 7.5% margin.

1845 Chicago mayoral election
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Nominee Augustus Garrett John H. Kinzie Henry Smith
Party Democratic Whig Liberty
Popular vote 1,072 913 131
Percentage 50.66% 43.15% 6.19%

Mayor before election

Augustus Garrett
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Augustus Garrett
Democratic

Garrett had previously served a term as mayor.

All candidates had previously run in Chicago mayoral elections, Garrett in 1842, 1843, and both 1844 elections; Smith in 1842, 1843 and both 1844 elections; Kinzie in 1837.

ResultsEdit

1845 Chicago mayoral election[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus Garrett (incumbent) 1,072 50.66
Whig John H. Kinzie 913 43.15
Liberty Henry Smith 131 6.19
Turnout 2,116

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chicago Mayors, 1837-2007". www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  2. ^ "RaceID=486024". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2019-01-12.