1975 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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1975 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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Nominee Julian Carroll Robert E. Gable
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 470,159 277,998
Percentage 62.84% 37.16%

Governor before election

Julian Carroll
Democratic

Elected Governor

Julian Carroll
Democratic

The 1975 Kentucky gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1975. Incumbent Democrat Julian Carroll defeated Republican nominee Robert E. Gable with 62.84% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 27, 1975.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian Carroll 264,136 66.29
Democratic Todd Hollenbach 113,590 28.51
Democratic Mary Louise Foust 14,901 3.74
Democratic Robert McCreary Johnson 5,838 1.47
Total votes 398,465 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert E. Gable 38,113 51.34
Republican Elmer Begley Jr. 16,855 22.70
Republican Tommy Klein 10,844 14.61
Republican Granville Thomas 8,426 11.35
Total votes 74,238 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Julian Carroll, Democratic
  • Robert E. Gable, Republican

Results[edit]

1975 Kentucky gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Julian Carroll 470,159 62.84%
Republican Robert E. Gable 277,998 37.16%
Majority 192,161
Turnout 748,157
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "General Election" (PDF). Elect.ky.gov. Retrieved 2019-02-01.