1964 Kansas gubernatorial election

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Nominee William H. Avery Harry G. Wiles
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 432,667 400,264
Percentage 50.9% 47.1%

County results
Avery:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Wiles:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

John Anderson Jr.
Republican

Elected Governor

William H. Avery
Republican

The 1964 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1964. Republican nominee William H. Avery defeated Democratic nominee Harry G. Wiles with 50.9% of the vote.

This marks the last time in Kansas history that the elected Governor was of the same party as the outgoing Governor.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on August 4, 1964.[1]

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry G. Wiles 50,590 32.41
Democratic Jules V. Doty 37,305 23.90
Democratic George Hart 30,973 19.84
Democratic Joseph W. Henkle Sr. 21,304 13.65
Democratic J. Donald Coffin 9,140 5.86
Democratic Ewell Stewart 6,783 4.35
Total votes 156,095 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William H. Avery 85,745 30.39
Republican McDill "Huck" Boyd 75,451 26.74
Republican Paul R. Wunsch 71,601 25.38
Republican William M. Ferguson 36,622 12.98
Republican Harold H. Chase 8,397 2.98
Republican Albert S. Myers 1,615 0.57
Republican Dell Crozier 1,604 0.57
Total votes 282,163 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

Results

1964 Kansas gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William H. Avery 432,667 50.88%
Democratic Harry G. Wiles 400,264 47.07%
Independent Kenneth L. Myers 11,816 1.39%
Prohibition Harry E. Livermore 5,667 0.67%
Majority 32,403
Turnout 850,414
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2019-07-03.