1978 Wyoming gubernatorial election

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Wyoming gubernatorial election, 1978

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Nominee Edgar Herschler John Ostlund
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 69,972 67,595
Percentage 50.9% 49.1%

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County Results

Herschler:      50–60%      60–70%

Ostlund:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Governor before election

Edgar Herschler
Democratic

Elected Governor

Edgar Herschler
Democratic

The Wyoming gubernatorial election of 1978 took place on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Democrat Edgar Herschler ran for a second term as Governor of Wyoming and defeated former Republican State Senator John C. Ostlund by a narrow margin.

Results[edit]

Wyoming gubernatorial election, 1978[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edgar Herschler (inc.) 69,972 50.86
Republican John C. Ostlund 67,595 49.14
Total votes 135,567 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyoming Blue Book Volume IV" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. Retrieved December 10, 2017.