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1958 Alaska gubernatorial election

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The 1958 Alaska gubernatorial election took place on November 25, 1958, for the post of Governor of Alaska. It was Alaska's first gubernatorial election as a U.S. state, although this did not take effect until January 3, 1959. Democratic State Senator Bill Egan defeated Republican State Senator John Butrovich, Jr..

Alaska gubernatorial election, 1958

November 25, 1958 1962 →
  William A. Egan.jpg John Butrovich.jpg
Nominee Bill Egan John Butrovich, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 29,189 19,299
Percentage 59.6% 39.4%

Governor before election

Waino Hendrickson
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Egan
Democratic

ResultsEdit

1958 gubernatorial election, Alaska[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Egan 29,189 59.61%
Republican John Butrovich, Jr. 19,299 39.41%
Independent Mike Dollinter 480 0.98%
Majority 9,890 20.20%
Turnout 48,968
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1958 Gubernatorial General Election Results – Alaska". Alaska Division of Elections. Archived from the original on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.