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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1974
Hawaii
← 1970 November 5, 1974 1978 →
  George Ariyoshi.jpg No image.svg
Nominee George Ariyoshi Randolph Crossley
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Nelson Doi Benjamin F. Dillingham II
Popular vote 136,262 113,388
Percentage 54.6% 45.4%

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

Governor before election

John A. Burns
Democratic

Elected Governor

George Ariyoshi
Democratic

The 1974 Hawaii gubernatorial election was Hawaii's fifth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 5, 1974, and resulted in a victory for the Democratic candidate, Lt. Gov. George Ariyoshi over Republican candidate, former State Senator Randolph Crossley.[1] Ariyoshi received more votes than Crossley in every county in the state.[2]

Although he was by law Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii at the time of this election, George Ariyoshi had had all the power and responsibility of the Governorship since October 26, 1973, when Governor John A. Burns was incapacitated due to illness and Ariyoshi was made acting governor.[3][4]

This was Crossley's second failed attempt to win the Governorship, having previously lost the 1966 election.

Primaries[edit]

Both the Democratic and Republican were held on October 5, 1974, with the Democratic primary strongly contested.

Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates and primary votes:[5]

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates and primary votes:[6]

General election[edit]

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1974[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George Ariyoshi 136,262 54.58 -3.07
Republican Randolph Crossley 113,388 45.42 +3.07
Majority 22,874 9.16 -6.13
Turnout 249,650 32.43 +1.38
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candidate – Randolph Crossley". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b "HI Governor Race – Nov 05, 1974". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  3. ^ "HI Governor - Succession Race - Oct 14, 1973". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  4. ^ "George Ryoichi Ariyoshi - Hawaii History - Governors". Hawaii History. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  5. ^ "HI Governor - D Primary Race - Oct 05, 1974". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  6. ^ "HI Governor - R Primary Race - Oct 05, 1974". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 

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