1974 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1974

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  Jerry Apodaca.jpg JoeSkeen.jpg
Nominee Jerry Apodaca Joe Skeen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 164,172 160,430
Percentage 49.9% 48.8%

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County results
Apodaca:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Skeen:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Bruce King
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jerry Apodaca
Democratic

The 1974 New Mexico gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1974, in order to elect the Governor of New Mexico. Due to term limits, incumbent Democrat Bruce King was ineligible to seek a second term as Governor.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary was won by state senator Jerry Apodaca.

Results[edit]

New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1974[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Apodaca 45,477 30.58
Democratic Tibo J. Chavez 35,090 23.61
Democratic Odis Echols 25,760 17.33
Democratic Bobby M. Mayfield 22,806 15.35
Democratic Drew Cloud 12,707 8.55
Democratic Boston Witt 6,798 4.57
Total votes 148,636 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

The Republican primary was won by former state senator Joe Skeen.

Results[edit]

New Mexico Republican gubernatorial primary, 1974[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen 28,227 55.46
Republican John P. Eastham 15,003 29.48
Republican James L. Hughes 4,758 9.35
Republican Walter E. Bruce 2,913 5.72
Total votes 50,901 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1974[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Apodaca 164,172 49.94
Republican Joe Skeen 160,430 48.80
American Independent Gene Gonzales 4,140 1.26
Total votes 328,742 100.00
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NM Governor D Primary 1974". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "NM Governor R Primary 1974". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "NM Governor 1974". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 16, 2016.