Arizona gubernatorial election, 1960

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Arizona gubernatorial election, 1960

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Nominee Paul Fannin Lee Ackerman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 235,502 161,605
Percentage 59.3% 40.7%

Governor before election

Paul Fannin

Elected Governor

Paul Fannin

The 1960 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1960. Incumbent Governor Paul Fannin ran for reelection against former Democratic State Representative Lee Ackerman in the general election, easily winning a second term. Fannin was sworn into his second term on January 3, 1961. Both candidates ran unopposed in their respective party's primary.

Republican primary[edit]


Democratic primary[edit]


  • Lee Ackerman, former State Representative[1]

General election[edit]


Arizona gubernatorial election, 1960[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Paul Fannin 235,502 59.30%
Democratic Lee Ackerman 161,605 40.70%
Majority 73,897 18.60%
Turnout 397,107
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


  1. ^ "Leopold "Lee" Ackerman, II". Arizona Secretary of State Office. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
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