Arizona gubernatorial election, 1932

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Arizona gubernatorial election, 1932

← 1930 November 8, 1932 1934 →

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Nominee Benjamin Baker Moeur Jack Kinney
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 75,314 42,202
Percentage 63.22% 35.43%

Governor before election

George W. P. Hunt
Democratic

Elected Governor

Benjamin Baker Moeur
Democratic

The 1932 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1932. Incumbent Governor George W. P. Hunt ran for the Democratic nomination, but lost in the primary to Benjamin Baker Moeur, whose pre-gubernatorial experience included service as the Secretary of the Board of Education for Arizona State Teacher's College, which would later become Arizona State University.

Benjamin Baker Moeur defeated cattle rancher Jack Kinney in the general election, and was sworn in as Arizona's fourth Governor (excluding non-consecutive terms) on January 3, 1933.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary took place on September 13, 1932. Incumbent Governor George W. P. Hunt, who was elected to his seventh (non-consecutive) term over then-incumbent Governor John Calhoun Phillips in 1930, was opposed in the primary by Benjamin Baker Moeur, who had served as Secretary of the Board of Education for Arizona State Teacher's College prior to running for the office of Governor, as well as Attorney General K. Berry Peterson, State Senator Fred Sutter, and Webster C. Reed.[1]

Candidates[edit]

  • George W. P. Hunt, incumbent Governor, former Ambassador to Siam
  • Benjamin Baker Moeur, Secretary of the Board of Education
  • K. Berry Peterson, Attorney General of Arizona
  • Fred Sutter, State Senator
  • Webster C. Reed

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Benjamin Baker Moeur 30,389 35.46%
Democratic George W. P. Hunt 25,094 29.28%
Democratic K. Berry Peterson 20,051 23.40%
Democratic Fred Sutter 9,434 11.01%
Democratic Webster C. Reed 727 0.85%
Total votes 85,695 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • J. C. "Jack" Kinney, cattle rancher
  • W. W. Midgley, rancher
  • William Walton

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. C. "Jack" Kinney 11,873 63.72%
Republican W. W. Midgley 5,662 30.39%
Republican William Walton 1,099 5.90%
Total votes 18,634 100.00

General election[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 1932[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Benjamin Baker Moeur 75,314 63.22%
Republican J. C. "Jack" Kinney 42,202 35.43%
Socialist Lawrence McGivern 826 0.69%
Democratic Progressive Andrew Jackson Bettwy 584 0.49%
Communist Martin Gehon 198 0.17%
Majority 33,112 27.79%
Turnout 119,124
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Goff, John S. (1973). George The Fifth and Bibliographical and Biographical Notes, ed. George W. P. Hunt and his Arizona. Phoenix: Socio-Technical Publications. pp. 159, 171–177, 273–277.