Arizona gubernatorial election, 1942

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Arizona gubernatorial election, 1942

← 1940 November 3, 1942 1944 →

  Sidney Preston Osborn.jpg Jerrie W. Lee.jpg
Nominee Sidney Preston Osborn Jerrie W. Lee
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 63,484 23,562
Percentage 72.48% 26.90%

Governor before election

Sidney Preston Osborn
Democratic

Elected Governor

Sidney Preston Osborn
Democratic

The 1942 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1942. Incumbent Governor Sidney Preston Osborn ran for reelection, and easily defeated a challenge from former Governor Robert Taylor Jones in the Democratic primary, who Osborn also defeated in 1940.

In a virtually identical race to 1940, Sidney Preston Osborn defeated Jerrie W. Lee in the general election, and was sworn into his second term as Governor on January 5, 1943.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary took place on September 8, 1942. Incumbent Governor Sidney Preston Osborn ran for reelection, and defeated former Governor Robert Taylor Jones in the primary. Osborn previously ran against Jones in 1938 and 1940, losing to Jones the first time, and beating him the second time. Daniel C. McKinney, a cattle rancher, also presented a significant challenge to Osborn.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sidney Preston Osborn 46,936 53.10%
Democratic Robert Taylor Jones 21,604 24.44%
Democratic Daniel C. McKinney 19,022 21.52%
Democratic Ernest Carleton 824 0.93%
Total votes 88,386 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jerrie W. Lee, 1938, 1940 Republican gubernatorial nominee

General election[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 1942[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sidney Preston Osborn 63,484 72.48%
Republican Jerrie W. Lee 23,562 26.90%
Prohibition Charles R. Osburn 537 0.61%
Majority 39,922 45.58%
Turnout 87,583
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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