1974 Iowa gubernatorial election

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1974 Iowa gubernatorial election

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Nominee Robert D. Ray James Schaben
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 534,518 377,553
Percentage 58.07% 41.02%

Iowa Governor Election Results by County, 1974.svg
County Results

Ray:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Schaben:      50–60%

Governor before election

Robert D. Ray
Republican

Elected Governor

Robert D. Ray
Republican

The 1974 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1974. Incumbent Republican Robert D. Ray defeated Democratic nominee James Schaben with 58.07% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on June 4, 1974.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Schaben 59,840
Democratic William J. Gannon 52,420
Democratic Clark Rasmussen 21,240
Total votes 133,500 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert D. Ray 126,113 100.00
Total votes 126,113 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Robert D. Ray, Republican
  • James Schaben, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Ralph Scott, American

Results[edit]

1974 Iowa gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert D. Ray 534,518 58.07%
Democratic James Schaben 377,553 41.02%
American Ralph Scott 8,323 0.90%
Majority 156,965
Turnout 920,458
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa Primary Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1974. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1974. Retrieved February 19, 2019.