1924 Arizona gubernatorial election

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1924 Arizona gubernatorial election

← 1922 November 4, 1924 1926 →
  George WP Hunt.jpg Dwight B. Heard.jpg
Nominee George W. P. Hunt Dwight B. Heard
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 38,372 37,571
Percentage 50.53% 49.47%

Governor before election

George W. P. Hunt

Elected Governor

George W. P. Hunt

The 1924 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1924. Despite being a Republican year nationally, President Coolidge's election in Arizona was rather close. He only took Arizona with 40% of the vote against Davis' 35% and La Follette's 23%. The closest Arizona gubernatorial election since 1916, Hunt's lead in votes would continue to decline.

With barely a percent separating the two, Hunt narrowly beat owner of the Arizona Republican newsletter, Dwight Heard. Heard had in fact previously backed 1914 Progressive nominee George Young against Hunt over the Republican, Ralph Cameron, and had been an enemy of Hunt for over a decade at this point.[1]

Governor W. P. Hunt was sworn in for a fifth term as Governor on January 5, 1925.[2]

Democratic primary[edit]


  • George W. P. Hunt, incumbent Governor, former Ambassador to Siam
  • Sidney P. Osborn, former Secretary of State, former primary candidate for Governor [3]
  • Edward W. Samuell, farmer, resigned as Secretary of the Board of Directors of State Institutions to run in primary[4]


Democratic primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George W. P. Hunt 23,125 55.69
Democratic Sidney P. Osborn 10,812 26.04
Democratic E. W. Samuell 7,590 18.28
Total votes 41,527 100.00

General election[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 1924 [6][7][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George W. P. Hunt 38,372 50.53% -4.41%
Republican Dwight B. Heard 37,571 49.47% +4.41%
Majority 801 1.06% -8.82%
Turnout 75,943
Democratic hold Swing



  • Goff, John S. (1973). "The First Years of Statehood, George The Fifth, and Bibliographical and Biographical Notes". George W. P. Hunt and his Arizona. Phoenix: Socio-Technical Publications. pp. 63, 159–162, 278.
  • Dubin, Michael J. (2013). "Annual Summary". United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1912-1931: The Official Results by State and County. McFarland. p. 10.