1958 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1958

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  Governor John Burroughs.jpg Edwin Mechem.jpg
Nominee John Burroughs Edwin L. Mechem
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 103,481 101,567
Percentage 50.5% 49.5%

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County results

Governor before election

Edwin L. Mechem

Elected Governor

John Burroughs

The 1958 New Mexico gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1958, in order to elect the Governor of New Mexico. Incumbent Republican Edwin L. Mechem ran for reelection to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary was won by state representative John Burroughs.


[Data unknown/missing.]

Republican primary[edit]

The Republican primary was won by incumbent governor Edwin L. Mechem.


[Data unknown/missing.]

General election[edit]


New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1958[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Burroughs 103,481 50.47
Republican Edwin L. Mechem 101,567 49.53
Total votes 205,048 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican


  1. ^ "NM Governor 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 23, 2016.