Virginia gubernatorial election results map.
Red denotes counties/independent cities won by Godwin.
Gray denotes those won by Howell.
|Elections in Virginia|
In the 1973 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor A. Linwood Holton, Jr., a Republican, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Mills E. Godwin, Jr., former Democratic Governor of Virginia, was nominated by the Republican Party to run against Independent Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Henry Howell. The Democrats did not field a candidate.
- Mills E. Godwin, Jr., former Governor of Virginia (R)
- Henry Howell, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (I)
|Republican||Mills E. Godwin, Jr.||525,075||50.71%||-1.80%|
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