1957 Virginia gubernatorial election

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Virginia gubernatorial election, 1957

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Nominee James Lindsay Almond, Jr. Ted Dalton
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 326,921 188,628
Percentage 63.16% 36.44%

Governor before election

Thomas B. Stanley

Elected Governor

James Lindsay Almond, Jr.

In the 1957 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor Thomas B. Stanley, a Democrat, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Virginia State Senator Theodore Roosevelt Dalton was once again nominated by the Republican Party to run against former Democratic Attorney General of Virginia James Lindsay Almond, Jr..



Virginia gubernatorial election, 1957[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic James Lindsay Almond, Jr. 326,921 63.16% +8.33%
Republican Theodore Roosevelt Dalton 188,628 36.44% -7.84%
Independent C. Gilmer Brooks 2,089 0.40%
Majority 138,293 26.72% +16.17%
Turnout 517,638
Democratic hold Swing