1974 Colorado gubernatorial election

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1974 Colorado gubernatorial election

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  Richard Lamm.jpg John D. Vanderhoof Colorado Governor (cropped).jpg
Nominee Richard Lamm John Vanderhoof
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 441,199 378,907
Percentage 53.22% 45.71%

Colorado Governor Election Results by County, 1974.svg
County Results
Lamm:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%
     70–80%
Vanderhoof:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

John Vanderhoof
Republican

Elected Governor

Richard Lamm
Democratic

The 1974 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1974. Democratic nominee Richard Lamm defeated incumbent Republican John D. Vanderhoof with 53.22% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 10, 1974.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Lamm 120,452 58.69
Democratic Thomas T. Farley 84,796 41.31
Total votes 205,248 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Vanderhoof 94,334 60.46
Republican Bill Daniels 61,691 39.54
Total votes 156,025 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Richard Lamm, Democratic
  • John D. Vanderhoof, Republican

Other candidates

  • Earl F. Dodge Jr., Prohibition
  • Lann Meyers, U.S. Labor

Results[edit]

1974 Colorado gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard Lamm 441,199 53.22%
Republican John D. Vanderhoof 378,907 45.71%
Prohibition Earl F. Dodge Jr. 6,419 0.77%
U.S. Labor Lann Meyers 2,307 0.28%
Majority 62,292
Turnout 828,968
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast 1974" (PDF). Secretary of State of Colorado. 1974. Retrieved July 5, 2019.