1966 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1966

← 1964 November 8, 1966 1970 →
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Nominee Norbert Tiemann Philip Sorensen
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 299,245 186,985
Percentage 61.5% 38.4%

Nebraska Governor Election Results by County, 1966.svg
County Results

Tiemann:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

Sorensen:      50–60%

Governor before election

Frank B. Morrison
Democratic

Elected Governor

Norbert Tiemann
Republican

The 1966 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1966, and featured former Wausa Mayor Norbert Tiemann, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, Lieutenant Governor Philip C. Sorensen. This was the first gubernatorial election in Nebraska in which the term in office was extended from two to four years, with a limit of two consecutive terms.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Philip C. Sorensen 65,051 56.79
Democratic Julius W. Burbach 35,439 30.94
Democratic Henry E. Ley 13,819 12.07
Democratic Write-in 233 0.20

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norbert Tiemann 78,338 43.27
Republican Val Peterson 63,589 35.13
Republican Bruce Hagemeister 25,574 14.13
Republican Henry E. Kuhlmann 12,052 6.66
Republican Albert E. Hahn 1,426 0.79
Republican Write-in 45 0.03

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1966[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norbert Tiemann 299,245 61.52%
Democratic Philip C. Sorensen 186,985 38.44%
Write-in Others 166 0.03%
Total votes 486,396 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nebraska Government & Politics, (1984). (Page 41) University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0803230788.
  2. ^ a b c http://govdocs.nebraska.gov/epubs/S1200/S001-1966prim_gen.pdf