Alaska gubernatorial election, 1966 Article

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Alaska gubernatorial election, 1966

←  1962 November 8, 1966 1970 →
  Hickel.gif William A. Egan.jpg
Nominee Walter Hickel Bill Egan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 33,145 32,065
Percentage 50.0% 48.4%

Governor before election

Bill Egan
Democratic

Elected Governor

Walter Hickel
Republican

The 1966 Alaska gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1966, for the post of Governor of Alaska. Republican challenger Walter Hickel narrowly defeated incumbent Democratic governor Bill Egan, falling just 3 votes short of an overall majority.

Results

1966 gubernatorial election, Alaska [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Walter Hickel 33,145 49.99%
Democratic Bill Egan ( inc.) 32,065 48.37%
Independent John Grasse 1,084 1.64%
Majority 1,080 1.63%
Turnout 66,294
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References

  1. ^ "1966 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Alaska" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.