United States gubernatorial elections, 1977

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United States Gubernatorial elections, 1977
United States
1976 ←
November 8, 1977 → 1978

Governorships of NJ, NMI, and VA
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 37 governorships 12 governorships
Seats before 37 12
Seats after 37 12
Seat change ±0 ±0

The United States gubernatorial elections of 1977 were held on November 8, 1977 in two states. There was no change in the number of governorships controlled by the Major parties.

Election results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
New Jersey[1] Brendan Byrne Democratic Re-elected, 55.71% Ray Bateman (Republican) 41.81%
Francis Flowers (Declare Your Independence) 0.41%
Virginia[2] Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Republican Term-limited, Republican victory John N. Dalton (Republican) 55.90%
Henry Howell (Democratic) 43.27%
Alan Ogden (Independent) 0.81%