8 April 1986 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California

The turnout was double the norm in the picturesque seaside town, 80 miles (128 kilometres) south of San Francisco.

The 55-year-old Hollywood star got nearly three-quarters of the vote. e polled 2,166 against the 799 votes cast for the current mayor Charlotte Townsend, a former librarian.

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