1967 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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Louisiana Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1967

← 1963-64 November 4, 1967 1971-72 →
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Candidate John McKeithen John Rarick
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 836,304 179,846
Percentage 80.64% 17.34%

Governor before election

John McKeithen

Elected Governor

John McKeithen

The Louisiana gubernatorial election of 1967 was held on November 4. No runoff election was needed, and the Republicans did not field a candidate in the general election held on February 6, 1968. In the general election, there was a contest for state treasurer between the victorious Democrat, Mary Evelyn Parker, and her Republican challenger, Allison Kolb. The 1967 primary election resulted in the overwhelming re-nomination of John McKeithen to his second consecutive term as governor, the result of a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1966, which allows Louisiana governors to serve two back-to-back terms.[1]


First Democratic Party Primary, November 4, 1967

Candidate Votes received Percent
John McKeithen 836,304 80.64%
John Rarick 179,846 17.34%
Cy D. F. Courtney 8,698 0.84%
Frank Joseph Ahern 7,152 0.69%
Addison Roswell Thompson 5,102 0.49%
Total 1,037,102

This is the most recent time to date that there was no Republican running in the contest for governor.

Preceded by
1963-64 gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1971-72 gubernatorial election


Louisiana Secretary of State. Primary Election Returns, 1967


  1. ^ "Louisiana Governors 1877–present". Archived from the original on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2 July 2012.