1970 Hawaii gubernatorial election Information
|Elections in Hawaii|
The 1970 Hawaii gubernatorial election was Hawaii's fourth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 3, 1970, and resulted in a victory for the Democratic candidate, incumbent Governor of Hawaii John A. Burns over Republican candidate, Judge Samuel Pailthorpe King. Burns received more votes than King in every county in the state. 
Governor Burns became ill to the point of incapacitation for the last year of this term, and although he remained the governor in name, Lt. Gov. George Ariyoshi took the role of acting governor from October 26, 1973 until the end of this term on December 2, 1974.  
|Democratic||John A. Burns||82,441||53.23|
- Samuel Pailthorpe King, First Circuit Court and Family Court Judge
- Hebden Porteus, State Senator
- David Watumull
|Republican||Samuel Pailthorpe King||20,605||49.29|
|Democratic||John A. Burns ( incumbent)||137,812||57.65||+6.59|
|Republican||Samuel Pailthorpe King||101,249||42.35||-6.59|
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- "HI Governor – Succession Race – Oct 14, 1973". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
- "George Ryoichi Ariyoshi – Hawaii History – Governors". Hawaii History. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
- "HI Governor – D Primary Race – Oct 03, 1970". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
- "HI Governor – R Primary Race – Oct 03, 1970". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-16.