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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1974

←  1970 November 5, 1974 1978 →
Turnout74.64% Decrease 0.53 [1]
  Governor Dukakis speaks at the 1976 Democratic National Convention (cropped).jpg Governor Francis Sargent.jpg
Nominee Michael Dukakis Francis W. Sargent
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Thomas P. O'Neill III Donald R. Dwight
Popular vote 992,284 784,353
Percentage 53.50% 42.29%

Massachusetts gubernatorial election results by municipality, 1974.svg
Municipal results

Governor before election

Francis W. Sargent
Republican

Elected Governor

Michael Dukakis
Democratic

The 1974 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1974. Michael Dukakis was elected to a four-year term, from January 4, 1975 until January 4, 1979. [2] He defeated incumbent Governor of Massachusetts Francis W. Sargent in the general election. [3]

Republican primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

1974 Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial primary [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Francis W. Sargent 124,250 63.32%
Republican Carroll Sheehan 71,936 36.66%
Write-in All others 46 0.02%

Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Donald R. Dwight was unopposed in the Republican Primary.

Democratic primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

Primary results by municipality
1974 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Dukakis 444,590 57.67%
Democratic Robert H. Quinn 326,385 42.33%
Write-in All others 46 0.01%

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results [6]

1974 Massachusetts Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial primary [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas P. O'Neill III 250,259 35.69%
Democratic Christopher A. Iannella 190,587 27.18%
Democratic Eva Hester 97,665 13.93%
Democratic John P. Lynch 81,874 11.68%
Democratic Thomas Martin Sullivan 80,745 11.52%
Write-in All others 15 0.00%

General election

Dukakis defeated Sargent by 207,931 votes. [8] It was the first gubernatorial victory for the Massachusetts Democratic Party since 1962.

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Dukakis
( Thomas P. O'Neill III)
992,284 53.50%
Republican Francis W. Sargent
( Donald R. Dwight)
784,353 42.29%
American Leo F. Kahian
(Nicholas J. Greco)
63,083 3.40%
Socialist Workers Donald Gurewitz
(Ollie Bivins)
15,011 0.81%

References

  1. ^ "Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1974".
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=51797
  3. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=51798
  4. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1974.
  5. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1974.
  6. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=557227
  7. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1974.
  8. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=51798