|Elections in Alaska|
The 1978 Alaska gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1978, for the post of governor of Alaska. Republican incumbent Jay Hammond defeated four opponents: former Governor of Alaska and write-in candidate Walter Hickel, Alaska Senator and Democratic nominee Chancy Croft, former Commissioner of Natural Resources and Independent candidate Tom Kelly and Alaskan Independence Party nominee Don Wright. After losing to Hammond in the Republican primary, Hickel ran as a write-in candidate and was able to outperform Croft.
|Republican||Jay Hammond ( inc.)||49,580||39.07%|
|Write-in||Walter Hickel (write-in)||33,555||26.44%|
|Alaskan Independence||Don Wright||2,463||1.94%|
- "1978 Gubernatorial General Election Results – Alaska" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
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