1968 Washington gubernatorial election

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Washington gubernatorial election, 1968

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Nominee Daniel J. Evans John J. O'Connell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 692,378 560,262
Percentage 54.7% 44.3%

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County results

Governor before election

Daniel J. Evans

Elected Governor

Daniel J. Evans

The State of Washington holds its gubernatorial election every fourth year, concurrent with the United States presidential election. This election took place on November 5, 1968, and resulted in the re-election of Republican incumbent Daniel J. Evans over state Attorney General John J. O'Connell.[1]

General election[edit]


Governor of Washington election, 1968[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel J. Evans (Incumbent) 1,006,993 53.31
Democratic John J. O'Connell 881,994 46.69
Conservative Ken Chriswell 11,602 0.92
Socialist Labor Henry Killman 1,113 0.09


  1. ^ Burt, Lyle (November 6, 1968). "Evans Wins; Some Races Still in Doubt". The Seattle Times. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Elections Search Results: November 1968 General". Secretary of State of Washington. Retrieved October 2, 2016.