After an exciting election, Vance McCormick won the 1902 mayoral election 7,066 votes to 4,503 votes, and was inaugurated on April1, 1902. McCormick would go on to be one of, if not the most, influential mayor in Harrisburg's history. Well-known as an "All-American" man, McCormick immediately set about making improvements to Harrisburg, starting with cleaning up the city. J. Horace McFarland, a friend and fellow City Beautiful advocate, said of McCormick, "The administration of Mayor McCormick was a revelation. The city was cleaned up, morally and physically, as fast as this active young man could bring it about." This page explores the election wrap-up and some of the legacy of Mayor Vance McCormick.