1974 Ohio gubernatorial election

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1974 Ohio gubernatorial election

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Nominee Jim Rhodes John J. Gilligan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,493,679 1,482,191
Percentage 48.62% 48.25%

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

Rhodes:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Gilligan:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

John J. Gilligan
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jim Rhodes
Republican

The 1974 Ohio gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1974. Republican nominee Jim Rhodes narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent John J. Gilligan with 48.62% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 7, 1974.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. Gilligan 713,488 70.58
Democratic James D. Nolan 297,244 29.41
Total votes 1,010,853 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Rhodes 385,669 62.76
Republican Charles E. Fry 183,899 29.93
Republican Bert Dawson Jr. 44,938 7.31
Total votes 614,506 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Jim Rhodes, Republican
  • John J. Gilligan, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Nancy B. Lazar, Independent

Results[edit]

1974 Ohio gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Rhodes 1,493,679 48.62%
Democratic John J. Gilligan 1,482,191 48.25%
Independent Nancy B. Lazar 95,625 3.11%
Majority 11,488
Turnout 3,072,010
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Democratic Primary: May 7, 1974". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  2. ^ "Republican Primary: May 7, 1974". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  3. ^ "General Election Overview: November 5, 1974". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2018-12-11.