1950 Kansas gubernatorial election

The 1950 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950. Republican nominee Edward F. Arn defeated Democratic nominee Kenneth T. Anderson with 53.77% of the vote.

1950 Kansas gubernatorial election

← 1948 November 7, 1950 1952 →
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Nominee Edward F. Arn Kenneth T. Anderson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 333,001 275,494
Percentage 53.77% 44.48%

1950 Kansas gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Arn:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Anderson:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Frank Carlson
Republican

Elected Governor

Edward F. Arn
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on August 1, 1950.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Kenneth T. Anderson
  • John A. Potucek
  • August F. Koch

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth T. Anderson 52,718 55.03
Democratic John A. Potucek 30,101 31.42
Democratic August F. Koch 12,977 13.55
Total votes 95,796 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward F. Arn 132,772 54.95
Republican Willard Mayberry 85,139 35.24
Republican Frank L. Hagaman 20,025 8.29
Republican Kathryn K. Hitchings 3,684 1.53
Total votes 241,620 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Edward F. Arn, Republican
  • Kenneth T. Anderson, Democratic

Other candidates

  • C. Floyd Hester, Prohibition
  • W. W. Tamplin, Socialist

ResultsEdit

1950 Kansas gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward F. Arn 333,001 53.77%
Democratic Kenneth T. Anderson 275,494 44.48%
Prohibition C. Floyd Hester 9,431 1.52%
Socialist W. W. Tamplin 1,384 0.22%
Majority 57,507
Turnout 619,310
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2020-04-22.