1936 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Fred P. Cone E.E. Callaway
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 253,638 59,832
Percentage 80.91% 19.09%

1936 Florida gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Cone:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

David Sholtz
Democratic

Elected Governor

Fred P. Cone
Democratic

The 1936 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1936. Democratic nominee Fred P. Cone defeated Republican nominee E.E. Callaway with 80.91% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 2, 1936.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. Raleigh Petteway 51,705 15.73
Democratic Fred P. Cone 46,842 14.25
Democratic William C. Hodges 46,471 14.14
Democratic Jerry W. Carter 35,578 10.82
Democratic B. F. Paty 34,153 10.39
Democratic Dan Chappell 29,494 8.97
Democratic Grady Burton 24,985 7.60
Democratic Peter Tomasello Jr. 22,355 6.80
Democratic Stafford Caldwell 19,789 6.02
Democratic Amos Lewis 8,068 2.45
Democratic Mallie Martin 4,264 1.30
Democratic Carl Maples 2,389 0.73
Democratic Redmond B. Gautier 1,607 0.49
Democratic J. R. Yearwood 1,049 0.32
Total votes 328,749 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred P. Cone 184,540 58.83
Democratic W. Raleigh Petteway 129,150 41.17
Total votes 313,690 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1936 Florida gubernatorial election[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Fred P. Cone 253,638 80.91% -14.29%
Republican E.E. Callaway 59,832 19.09% -14.29%
Majority 193,806
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

County results

County[8] Cone# Callaway# Total
Alachua 4,908 672 5,580
Baker 1,576 60 1,636
Bay 3,024 426 3,450
Bradford 1,521 215 1,736
Brevard 2,526 913 3,439
Broward 4,608 1,624 6,232
Calhoun 1,087 125 1,212
Charlotte 889 395 1,284
Citrus 1,410 85 1,495
Clay 1,359 398 1,757
Collier 923 51 974
Columbia 2,838 142 2,980
Dade 27,500 9,383 36,883
DeSoto 1,643 445 2,088
Dixie 1,139 45 1,184
Duval 23,312 4,201 27,513
Escambia 9,049 863 9,912
Flagler 546 68 614
Franklin 1,391 80 1,471
Gadsden 2,694 60 2,754
Gilchrist 802 43 845
Glades 584 132 716
Gulf 845 39 884
Hamilton 1,498 84 1,582
Hardee 2,198 762 2,960
Hendry 708 176 884
Hernando 1,169 172 1,341
Highlands 2,162 562 2,724
Hillsborough 21,196 3,795 24,991
Holmes 3,271 414 3,685
Indian River 1,365 340 1,705
Jackson 3,961 199 4,160
Jefferson 1,287 49 1,336
Lafayette 1,113 39 1,152
Lake 4,517 1,389 5,906
Lee 2,764 746 3,510
Leon 3,795 172 3,967
Levy 2,014 108 2,122
Liberty 837 16 853
Madison 2,305 79 2,384
Manatee 3,688 1,101 4,789
Marion 4,637 577 5,214
Martin 906 221 1,127
Monroe 2,301 235 2,536
Nassau 1,180 127 1,307
Okaloosa 2,217 246 2,463
Okeechobee 699 130 829
Orange 8,148 3,202 11,350
Osceola 1,743 902 2,645
Palm Beach 10,056 3,682 13,738
Pasco 2,518 826 3,344
Pinellas 12,198 7,444 19,642
Polk 10,765 3,598 14,363
Putnam 3,078 488 3,566
Santa Rosa 2,835 424 3,259
Sarasota 2,396 834 3,230
Seminole 2,702 671 3,373
St. Johns 3,432 914 4,346
St. Lucie 2,062 320 2,382
Sumter 2,143 146 2,289
Suwannee 2,892 111 3,003
Taylor 1,814 97 1,911
Union 1,074 62 1,136
Volusia 8,959 3,395 12,354
Wakulla 1,406 16 1,422
Walton 2,848 244 3,092
Washington 2,607 252 2,859
Total 253,638 59,832 313,470

References

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  4. ^ T.J., Brooks (1930). OUTLINE AND DIRECTORY OF FLORIDA STATE GOVERNMENT. Tallahassee, Florida: Artcraft Printers. p. 16.
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