1970 Alaska gubernatorial election

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William A. Egan.jpg
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Nominee Bill Egan Keith H. Miller
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Red Boucher Robert W. Ward
Popular vote 42,309 37,264
Percentage 52.4% 46.1%

Governor before election

Keith H. Miller
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Egan
Democratic

The 1970 Alaska gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1970, for the post of Governor of Alaska. Former governor and Democratic candidate Bill Egan was able to defeat incumbent Republican governor Keith H. Miller after having lost his position in the previous election to Wally Hickel. Miller had been appointed to fill the rest of Hickel's term after Hickel was nominated to be the U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Richard Nixon. Miller defeated Representative Howard Wallace Pollock for the Republican nomination.

Results

Results overview

1970 Alaska gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Egan 42,309 52.38%
Republican Keith H. Miller (incumbent) 37,264 46.13%
American Independent Ralph Anderson 1,206 1.49%
Majority 5,045 6.25%
Turnout 80,779
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

Results by district

District[2] Bill Egan

Democratic

Keith Miller (incumbent)

Republican

Ralph Anderson

American Independent

Total votes
# % # % # %
District 1 2,675 59.8% 1,775 39.7% 25 0.5% 4,475
District 2 980 58.9% 678 40.8% 5 0.3% 1,663
District 3 1,438 62.1% 857 37.0% 22 0.9% 2,317
District 4 3,524 59.8% 2,341 39.7% 26 0.5% 5,891
District 5 942 71.5% 369 28.0% 7 0.5% 1,318
District 6 1,104 62.9% 632 36.0% 19 1.1% 1,755
District 7 820 33.5% 1,581 64.6% 48 1.9% 2,449
District 8 14,231 44.8% 17,126 53.9% 415 1.3% 31,772
District 9 438 45.8% 508 53.1% 10 1.1% 956
District 10 2,154 51.6% 1,876 44.9% 148 3.5% 4,178
District 11 1,218 66.9% 584 32.1% 19 1.0% 1,821
District 12 473 66.8% 212 29.9% 23 3.3% 708
District 13 792 68.6% 334 28.9% 28 2.5% 1,154
District 14 1,476 81.0% 305 16.7% 41 2.3% 1,822
District 15 1,019 54.8% 798 42.9% 44 2.3% 1,861
District 16 6,132 48.6% 6,227 49.3% 268 2.1% 12,627
District 17 1,183 74.7% 370 23.4% 30 1.9% 1,583
District 18 1,160 68.8% 511 30.3% 14 0.9% 1,685
District 19 550 73.9% 180 24.2% 14 1.9% 744
Totals 42,309 52.4% 37,264 46.1% 1,206 1.5% 80,779

References

  1. ^ "1970 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Alaska" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (1972). America Votes 9: A Handbook of Contemporary American Election Statistics. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press. p. 24. ISBN 0-87187-033-9.