1954 Nevada gubernatorial election

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1954 Nevada gubernatorial election

← 1950 November 2, 1954 1958 →
  Charles H. Russell (Nevada Governor) 2.jpg Vail Pittman (Nevada Governor).jpg
Nominee Charles H. Russell Vail M. Pittman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 41,665 36,797
Percentage 53.10% 46.90%

Governor before election

Charles H. Russell
Republican

Elected Governor

Charles H. Russell
Republican

The 1954 Nevada gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1954. Incumbent Republican Charles H. Russell defeated Democratic nominee Vail M. Pittman with 53.10% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on June 1, 1954.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vail M. Pittman 14,427 39.31
Democratic Archie C. Grant 9,660 26.32
Democratic Thomas B. Mechling 9,270 25.26
Democratic Merrill Inch 2,717 7.40
Democratic Simon W. Conwell 631 1.72
Total votes 36,705 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Charles H. Russell, Republican
  • Vail M. Pittman, Democratic

Results[edit]

1954 Nevada gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Charles H. Russell 41,665 53.10%
Democratic Vail M. Pittman 36,797 46.90%
Majority 4,868
Turnout 78,462
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-01-10.