1920 Arizona gubernatorial election

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1920 Arizona gubernatorial election

← 1918 November 2, 1920 1922 →
  Thomas E Campbell 2.jpg Mit Simms.jpg
Nominee Thomas E. Campbell Mit Simms
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 37,060 31,385
Percentage 54.15% 45.85%

Governor before election

Thomas E. Campbell

Elected Governor

Thomas E. Campbell

The 1920 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1920 for the post of the Governor of Arizona. Thomas Campbell won a second term in office, winning a full majority of the popular vote for the first time in three consecutive elections. He beat the sole challenger, Secretary of State Mit Simms. This would be the last office Campbell would win,[1] while Sims would return in the 1930s to win several terms in his old offices of Treasurer and Secretary of State[2]

Thomas Campbell was sworn in for his second term on January 3, 1921.

General election[edit]


Arizona gubernatorial election, 1920 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thomas E. Campbell 37,060 54.15% +4.25%
Democratic Mit Simms 31,385 45.85% -3.40%
Majority 5,675 8.29% +7.64%
Turnout 68,445
Republican hold Swing