April 8: Clint Eastwood voted Mayor of Carmel (BBC News)

Event-04-08-19861986: Residents of the Californian town of Carmel overwhelmingly voted for actor Clint Eastwood as their mayor.   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.  He polled 2,166 against the 799 votes cast for current mayor Charlotte Townsend, a former librarian.  Two of Clint Eastwood’s supporters were also elected on to Carmel’s local council, giving him control of the five-member body.

Mr Eastwood, a resident of Carmel for 14 years, decided to run for mayor after a series of clashes with the council.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/8/newsid_2523000/2523371.stm

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