The 1974 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1974. Incumbent
DemocraticGovernorGeorge Wallace was reelected in a landslide over his
Republican opponent, businessman
Elvin McCary. Wallace was the first Alabama governor to win election to a second consecutive term, as the state's Constitution was amended in 1968 to allow governors to serve a maximum two elected consecutive terms. This was also Wallace's first campaign after having been paralyzed following being shot by
Arthur Bremer in an assassination attempt during Wallace's
run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination.