Daily Archives: April 8, 2016

Actor Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California 30 years ago today (Apr 8 1986)

Video: 'Clint Eastwood Mayor of Carmel'

(Tuesday, April 8, 1986)Clint Eastwood, the Hollywood actor who became one of the world’s biggest box office draws playing tough cowboys and revenge-minded policemen, today won a landslide victory as Mayor of the resort town of Carmel, California.

Eastwood defeated the incumbent two-term Mayor, Charlotte Townsend, by a vote of 2,166 to 799 (click here to watch “Almanac: Mayor Clint Eastwood”).