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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1962

← 1959 November 6, 1962 1966 →
  John A. Burns 1966.jpg William F. Quinn (PP-28-3-011).jpg
Nominee John A. Burns William F. Quinn
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate William S. Richardson Calvin McGregor
Popular vote 114,308 81,707
Percentage 58.3% 41.7%

Hawaii Election Results by County, all Democratic.svg
County results

Governor before election

William F. Quinn

Elected Governor

John A. Burns

The 1962 Hawaii gubernatorial election was Hawaii's second gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 6, 1962, and resulted in a victory for the Democratic candidate, former Territorial Delegate John A. Burns over Republican William F. Quinn, the incumbent Governor of Hawaii. The election was a rematch between the candidates of the previous election, with the outcome reversed. Burns received more votes than Quinn in every county in the state.[1]


William F. Quinn experienced a contested Republican primary against Lt. Gov. James Kealoha, winning 57.06%-42.94%.[2] Burns faced only nominal opposition in the Democratic primary, receiving 90.19% of the vote.[3]

General election[edit]

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John A. Burns 114,308 58.32 +9.66
Republican William F. Quinn (incumbent) 81,707 41.68 -9.44
Majority 32,601 16.63 +14.18
Turnout 196,015
Democratic gain from Republican Swing


  1. ^ a b "HI Governor Race – Nov 06, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ "HI Governor - R Primary Race - Oct 07, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "HI Governor - D Primary Race - Oct 07, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 


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