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1965 New Orleans mayoral election
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← 1962 November 6, 1965 (1965-11-06) 1969-70 →
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Candidate Victor H. Schiro Jimmy Fitzmorris
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 81,973 78,654
Percentage 50.1% 48.1%

Mayor before election

Victor Schiro

Elected Mayor

Victor Schiro

The New Orleans mayoral election of 1965 resulted in the re-election of Victor Schiro to his second full term as Mayor of New Orleans. No runoff was needed, as Schiro received over 50% of the vote. Elections were held on November 6.[1]


Democratic Party Primary, November 6, 1965

Candidate Votes received Percentage of total vote
Victor Schiro (incumbent) 81,973 50.1%
Jimmy Fitzmorris 78,654 48.1%
Addison Roswell Thompson 2,121 1.3%
Joseph Held 458 0.3%
Doris Perkins 226 0.1%

Gerald J. Gallinghouse withdrew before the primary to endorse Fitzmorris.


  1. ^ Brox, Brian (Fall 2009). "Elections and Voting in Post-Katrina New Orleans" (PDF). Southern Studies. 16 (2): 1–23.