1991 Birmingham mayoral election
The 1991 mayoral election for the city of Birmingham was held on October 8, 1991 with five challengers vying for the office held by three-term incumbent Richard Arrington, Jr. 56% of eligible voters participated in the election (a turnout unmatched since).
Although he was then under the cloud of a Federal grand jury investigation, Arrington secured over 62% of the vote to become the city's first four-term mayor.
- Richard Arrington, Jr: 47,419 votes (62.6%)
- Emory Anthony: 23,867 votes (31.5%)
- Jimmy Blake: 2,994 votes (4%)
- Bob Gafford: 841 votes (1.1%)
- Richard Finley: 491 votes (0.7%)
- John Hawkins: 86 votes (0.1%)
- Allers, Robyn, ed. (1999) Birmingham: A City Born Again: The Arrington Years 1979-1999. Birmingham: Elements/Jesse J. Lewis and Associates