Press Release

November 3, 1999

Tony Iallonardo
(202) 241-0244 pager


Mayoral Election Information Available on the Internet

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors has posted election returns from Tuesday, November 2, 1999 for mayoral contests in cities with populations over 30,000. The information can be accessed on the Conference's web site by going to /uscm/elections. Copies can also be faxed upon request by calling the Conference's office of public affairs.

The returns show a dramatic rate of incumbency, with 89% of Mayors who sought re-election returning to office for another term (based upon returns tabulated from 184 cities in which 143 Mayors sought re-election of which 123 won). This would indicate that the public is satisfied with the performance of Mayors on the whole nationwide.

The U. S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,100 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.