1974 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Nominee Thomas P. Salmon Walter L. Kennedy Martha Abbott
Party Democratic Republican Liberty Union
Popular vote 79,842 53,672 7,629
Percentage 56.5% 38.1% 5.4%

County results
Salmon:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Kennedy:      40-50%

Governor before election

Thomas P. Salmon
Democratic

Elected Governor

Thomas P. Salmon
Democratic

The 1974 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1974. Incumbent Democrat Thomas P. Salmon ran successfully for a second term as Governor of Vermont, defeating Republican candidate Walter L. Kennedy and Liberty Union candidate Martha Abbott.

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas P. Salmon (inc.) 18,498 83.6
Democratic John F. Reilly 3,537 16.0
Democratic Other 86 0.4
Total votes '22,121' '100'

Republican primary

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Walter L. Kennedy 23,738 55.5
Republican Harry R. Montague 13,901 32.5
Republican T. James Lannon 4,667 10.9
Republican Other 478 1.1
Total votes '42,784' '100'

General election

Results

1974 Vermont gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas P. Salmon 77,254 54.7
Independent Vermonters Thomas P. Salmon 2,428 1.7
N/A Thomas P. Salmon 155 0.1
Liberty Union Thomas P. Salmon 5 0.0
Total Thomas P. Salmon (inc.) 79,842 56.5
Republican Walter L. Kennedy 53,672 38.1
Liberty Union Martha Abbott 7,629 5.4
N/A Other 13 0.0
Total votes '141,156' '100'

References

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014.