1966 Tennessee gubernatorial election

← 1962 November 8, 1966 1970 →
 
Nominee Buford Ellington H.L. Crowder Charlie Moffett
Party Democratic Independent Independent
Popular vote 532,998 64,602 50,221
Percentage 81.22% 9.84% 7.65%

County results
Ellington:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

Frank G. Clement
Democratic

Elected Governor

Buford Ellington
Democratic

The 1966 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1966. Democratic nominee Buford Ellington won the election with 81.22% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on August 4, 1966.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Buford Ellington 413,950 53.48
Democratic John Jay Hooker 360,105 46.52
Total votes 774,055 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidate

Other candidates

Results

1966 Tennessee gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Buford Ellington 532,998 81.22%
Independent H.L. Crowder 64,602 9.84%
Independent Charlie Moffett 50,221 7.65%
Independent Charles Gordon Vick 8,407 1.28%
Majority 532,998
Turnout 656,566
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (26 October 2017). America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781506368993. Retrieved 2019-03-04.