Arizona gubernatorial election, 1944

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Arizona gubernatorial election, 1944

← 1942 November 7, 1944 1946 →

  Sidney Preston Osborn.jpg Jerrie W. Lee.jpg
Nominee Sidney Preston Osborn Jerrie W. Lee
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 100,220 27,261
Percentage 77.91% 21.19%

Governor before election

Sidney Preston Osborn
Democratic

Elected Governor

Sidney Preston Osborn
Democratic

The 1944 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1944. Incumbent Governor Sidney Preston Osborn ran for reelection, and easily won the Democratic primary, with only token opposition as former Governor Robert Taylor Jones declined to challenge Osborn to a rematch following two losses, in 1940 and 1942.

In a virtually identical race to 1940 and 1942, Sidney Preston Osborn defeated Jerrie W. Lee in the general election, and was sworn into his third term as Governor on January 2, 1945.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary took place on July 18, 1944. Incumbent Governor Sidney Preston Osborn ran for reelection, and defeated State Senator William Coxon easily, with former Governor Robert Taylor Jones declining to challenge Osborn after losing to him twice in the past two election cycles in 1940 and 1942.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sidney Preston Osborn 59,254 75.28%
Democratic William Coxon 19,454 24.72%
Total votes 78,708 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jerrie W. Lee, 1938, 1940, 1942 Republican gubernatorial nominee
  • Harry F. Michael

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerrie W. Lee 5,237 71.32%
Republican Harry F. Michael 2,106 28.68%
Total votes 7,343 100.00

General election[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 1944[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sidney Preston Osborn 100,220 77.91%
Republican Jerrie W. Lee 27,261 21.19%
Prohibition Charles R. Osburn 1,161 0.90%
Majority 72,959 56.72%
Turnout 128,642
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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