1853 California gubernatorial election

The 1853 California gubernatorial election was held on September 7, 1853, to elect the governor of California. Incumbent governor John Bigler successfully ran for reelection, winning over Whig nominee William Waldo in a close race.

1853 California gubernatorial election
← 1851 September 7, 1853 1855 →
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Nominee John Bigler William Waldo
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 38,940 37,454
Percentage 50.97% 49.03%

Governor before election

John Bigler
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Bigler
Democratic

ResultsEdit

California gubernatorial election, 1853[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Bigler (incumbent) 38,940 50.97 +0.49%
Whig William Waldo 37,454 49.03 -0.48%
Total votes 76,394 100 N/A
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. pp. 13–14. ISBN 9780786414390.