Alaska gubernatorial election, 1970

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Alaska gubernatorial election, 1970

← 1966 November 3, 1970 1974 →
  William A. Egan.jpg Keith H. Miller.jpg
Nominee Bill Egan Keith H. Miller
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 42,309 37,264
Percentage 52.4% 46.1%

Governor before election

Keith H. Miller
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Egan
Democratic

The 1970 Alaska gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1970, for the post of governor of Alaska. Former governor and Democratic candidate Bill Egan was able to defeat incumbent Republican governor Keith H. Miller after having lost his position in the previous election to Walter Hickel. Miller had been appointed to fill the rest of Hickel's term after Hickel was nominated to be the US Secretary of the Interior under President Richard Nixon.

Results[edit]

1970 gubernatorial election, Alaska[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Egan 42,309 52.38%
Republican Keith H. Miller (inc.) 37,264 46.13%
American Independent Ralph Anderson 1,206 1.49%
Majority 5,045 6.25%
Turnout 80,779
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Alaska" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.