Askew: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%Thomas: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
|Elections in Florida|
In the 1974 Florida gubernatorial election, the sitting Governor of Florida was re-elected. This was just the second time after 1956, and the first that the Governor of Florida was re-elected for the second four-year term. This was also the first time a candidate got over one million votes in a Florida governor election.
Incumbent Reubin O'Donovan Askew faced little opposition in the Democratic Party primary. Despite a challenge from his own Lieutenant Governor Thomas Burton Adams, Jr., Askew, a popular member of the New Southerner political generation, was renominated easily in primary on September 5:
J. H. Williams became Askew's running mate for second term.
State Senate President Jerry Thomas won the Republican Party nomination without any opposition.
Election day was November 5
|Democratic||Reubin Askew (incumbent)||1,118,954||61.20%|
Williams, as he ran on the joint ticket, replaced Adams as Lieutenant Governor.