Paul Boutelle Candidate

Born: October 13, 1934
New York City, New York
Manhattan County
United States
Resided: New York City, New York
Manhattan County
Death: May 3, 2016
Gender: Man
Racial Minority: Black
Occupation: Taxi driver
Political Party: Socialist Workers
Notes: Boutelle made several campaigns for elected office as the Socialist Workers nominee including Manhattan Borough President in 1965, New York Attorney General in 1966, New York's 18th CD in 1970, and California's 8th CD in 1976. He changed his name to Kwame Montsho Ajamu Somburu in the 1970s.
Sources: African American Intellectual History Society, "Paul Boutelle’s 1968 Vice-Presidential Campaign," November 18, 2019.
Photo of Paul Boutelle
Photo of Paul Boutelle
State of Washington, Secretary of State, 1968 Voters Pamphlet.

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
1 1 0
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
11/05/1968 President / Vice President General Socialist Workers 808 0.05% Lost