1948 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1948

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Nominee Thomas J. Mabry Manuel Lujan Sr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 103,969 83,359
Percentage 54.7% 45.3%

Governor before election

Thomas J. Mabry

Elected Governor

Thomas J. Mabry

The 1948 New Mexico gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1948, in order to elect the Governor of New Mexico. Incumbent Democrat Thomas J. Mabry won reelection to a second term, defeating Manuel Lujan Sr., mayor of Santa Fe.

General election[edit]


New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas J. Mabry 103,969 54.72
Republican Manuel Lujan Sr. 86,023 45.28
Total votes 189,992 100.00
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "NM Governor 1948". Our Campaigns. Retrieved January 7, 2017.