1928 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1928

← 1926 November 6, 1928 (1928-11-06) 1930 →
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Nominee John E. Weeks Harry C. Shurtleff
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 94,974 33,563
Percentage 73.5% 26.0%

Governor before election

John E. Weeks
Republican

Elected Governor

John E. Weeks
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1928 took place on November 6, 1928. Incumbent Republican John E. Weeks ran successfully for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont, defeating Democratic candidate Harry C. Shurtleff. Weeks, who sought an exception to the Vermont Republican Party's "Mountain Rule", was the first Vermont Governor elected to a second two-year term.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John E. Weeks (inc.) 37,554 65.7
Republican Edward H. Deavitt 19,558 34.2
Republican Other 5 0.0
Total votes 57,112 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harry C. Shurtleff 2,990 99.3
Democratic Other 20 0.7
Total votes 3,010 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1928[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John E. Weeks (inc.) 94,974 73.5
Democratic Harry C. Shurtleff 33,563 26.0
Prohibition Frank M. Post 611 0.5
N/A Other 25 0.1
Total votes 129,173 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hand, Samuel B. (2003). The Star That Set: The Vermont Republican Party, 1854-1974. Lexington Books. pp. 124–126. ISBN 9780739106006. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. ^ "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 1 January 2015.