Nov. 2, 1993: In his first mayoral win, DeStefano sweeps all 30 city wards

Democrat John DeStefano, Jr. swept all 30 New Haven wards, surprising even himself with the extent of his 80 percent victory in yesterday’s mayoral election. DeStefano trounced Republican Kevin Skiest 16,396 votes to 4,148 votes, gaining a larger margin of victory than Mayor John Daniels, Jr. enjoyed in his two victories in 1989 and 1991. […]