1928 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Doyle E. Carlton William J. Howey
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 148,455 95,018
Percentage 60.97% 39.03%

County results
Carlton:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Howey:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

John W. Martin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Doyle E. Carlton
Democratic

The 1928 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1928. Democratic nominee Doyle E. Carlton defeated Republican nominee William J. Howey with 60.97% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 5, 1928.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doyle E. Carlton 77,569 30.42
Democratic Sidney Johnston Catts 68,984 27.06
Democratic Fons A. Hathaway 67,849 26.61
Democratic John Stansel Taylor 37,304 14.63
Democratic J. M. Carson 3,271 1.28
Total votes 254,977 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1928 Florida gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Doyle E. Carlton 148,455 60.97% -21.82%
Republican William J. Howey 95,018 39.03% +21.82%
Majority 53,437
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b The Florida Handbook. 1987. ISBN 9780961600006. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  2. ^ "Remarks introducing Dr. Fons A. Hathaway, chairman, State Road Dept. of Florida, July 21, 1929 | University of Florida Archival & Manuscript Collections". findingaids.uflib.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  3. ^ McGovern, Bernie. Florida Almanac 2007-2008. ISBN 9781455604418. Retrieved 2020-05-31.