1958 Nevada gubernatorial election

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1958 Nevada gubernatorial election

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  Grant Sawyer.jpg Charles H. Russell (Nevada Governor) 2.jpg
Nominee Grant Sawyer Charles H. Russell
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 50,864 34,025
Percentage 59.92% 40.08%

Governor before election

Charles H. Russell
Republican

Elected Governor

Grant Sawyer
Democratic

The 1958 Nevada gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1958. Democratic nominee Grant Sawyer defeated incumbent Republican Charles H. Russell with 59.92% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 2, 1958.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grant Sawyer 20,711 46.30
Democratic Harvey Dickerson 13,372 29.89
Democratic George E. Franklin Jr. 10,175 22.75
Democratic William Richard Pate 473 1.06
Total votes 44,731 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Grant Sawyer, Democratic
  • Charles H. Russell, Republican

Results[edit]

1958 Nevada gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Grant Sawyer 50,864 59.92%
Republican Charles H. Russell 34,025 40.08%
Majority 16,839
Turnout 84,889
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-12-26.