1960 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1960

← 1958 November 8, 1960 1962 →
  Edwin Mechem.jpg Governor John Burroughs.jpg
Nominee Edwin L. Mechem John Burroughs
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 153,765 151,777
Percentage 50.3% 49.7%

Governor before election

John Burroughs
Democratic

Elected Governor

Edwin L. Mechem
Republican

The 1960 New Mexico gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1960, in order to elect the Governor of New Mexico. Incumbent Democrat John Burroughs ran for reelection to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary was won by incumbent governor John Burroughs.

Results[edit]

New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1960[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Burroughs 66,541 53.75
Democratic Joseph A. Bursey 48,841 39.45
Democratic Thomas E. Holland 8,413 6.80
Total votes 123,795 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

The Republican primary was won by former governor Edwin L. Mechem.

Results[edit]

New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1960[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin L. Mechem 29,486 75.96
Republican Paul W. Robinson 9,331 24.04
Total votes 38,817 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1960[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin L. Mechem 153,765 50.33
Democratic John Burroughs 151,777 49.68
Total votes 305,542 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NM Governor D Primary 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "NM Governor R Primary 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "NM Governor 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 23, 2016.