1978 Maryland gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1978 Maryland gubernatorial election

← 1974 November 7, 1978 1982 →
  Maryland Governor Harry Hughes speaking at Fort Belvoir, Feb 16, 1985.jpg Jglennbealljr (cropped).jpg
Nominee Harry Hughes John Glenn Beall Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Samuel Bogley Aris T. Allen
Popular vote 705,910 293,635
Percentage 70.62% 29.38%

Maryland Governor Election Results by County, 1978.svg
County Results

Hughes:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80–90%

Beall:

     50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Marvin Mandel
Democratic

Elected Governor

Harry Hughes
Democratic

The 1978 Maryland gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1978. Democratic nominee Harry Hughes defeated Republican nominee John Glenn Beall Jr. with 70.62% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 12, 1978.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Hughes 213,457 37.23
Democratic Blair Lee III 194,236 33.88
Democratic Ted Venetoulis 140,486 24.50
Democratic Walter S. Orlinsky 25,200 4.40
Total votes 573,379 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Glenn Beall Jr. 76,011 57.69
Republican Carlton Beall 30,119 22.86
Republican Louise Gore 20,690 15.70
Republican Ross Zimmerman Pierpont 4,940 3.75
Total votes 131,760 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Harry Hughes, Democratic
  • John Glenn Beall Jr., Republican

Results[edit]

1978 Maryland gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harry Hughes 705,910 70.62%
Republican John Glenn Beall Jr. 293,635 29.38%
Majority 424,693
Turnout 1,011,963
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.