1970 Alaska gubernatorial election

The 1970 Alaska gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1970, for the post of Governor of Alaska. Former governor and Democratic candidate Bill Egan was able to defeat incumbent Republican governor Keith H. Miller after having lost his position in the previous election to Walter Hickel. Miller had been appointed to fill the rest of Hickel's term after Hickel was nominated to be the U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Richard Nixon.

1970 Alaska gubernatorial election

← 1966 November 3, 1970 1974 →
  William A. Egan.jpg Keith H. Miller.jpg
Nominee Bill Egan Keith H. Miller
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Red Boucher Robert W. Ward
Popular vote 42,309 37,264
Percentage 52.4% 46.1%

Governor before election

Keith H. Miller

Elected Governor

Bill Egan


1970 gubernatorial election, Alaska[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Egan 42,309 52.38%
Republican Keith H. Miller (inc.) 37,264 46.13%
American Independent Ralph Anderson 1,206 1.49%
Majority 5,045 6.25%
Turnout 80,779
Democratic gain from Republican Swing


  1. ^ "1970 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Alaska" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.