1935 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1935

← 1934 November 5, 1935;
April 21, 1936 (LA)
1936 →

3 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 38 governorships 8 governorships
Seats before 37[a] 9
Seats after 37 9
Seat change Steady Steady

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Farmer–Labor Progressive
Last election 1 governorship 1 governorship
Seats before 1 1
Seats after 1 1
Seat change Steady Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1935, in three states. Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi hold their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Ruby Laffoon Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Happy Chandler (Democratic) 60.79%
King Swope (Republican) 38.76%
W. E. Cissna (Prohibition) 0.23%
W. A. Sandefur (Socialist) 0.09%
Herman Horning (Socialist Labor) 0.07%
John J. Thobe (Co-operative Commonwealth) 0.06%
[1]
Louisiana
(Held, 21 April 1936)
Oscar K. Allen Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory[b] Richard W. Leche (Democratic) unopposed
[2]
(Democratic primary results)
Richard W. Leche 67.08%
Cleveland Dear 32.60%
Mason Spencer 0.32%
[3][4]
Mississippi Martin Sennet Conner Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Hugh L. White (Democratic) unopposed
[5]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Hugh L. White 51.71%
Paul B. Johnson Sr. 48.29%
[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1935". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1936". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Primary Election Returns, 1919-1997: Louisiana". Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. p. 115. ISBN 1568023960.
  4. ^ Compilation of Primary Election Returns of the Democratic Party, State of Louisiana. State of Louisiana. 1936.
  5. ^ "MS Governor, 1935". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. ^ "MS Governor, 1935 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Walter Welford (R) succeeded North Dakota Governor Thomas H. Moodie (D) who was disqualified from office in February 1935.
  2. ^ Allen died on 28 January 1936, after the Democratic primary.