A Massachusetts general election was held on November 8, 1960 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The election included:
Democratic and Republican candidates were selected in party primaries held on September 13, 1960.
United States Senator
Republican Leverett Saltonstall was re-elected over Democrat Thomas J. O'Connor, Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder, and Prohibition candidate Mark R. Shaw.
Republican John A. Volpe was elected over Democrat Joseph D. Ward, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.
Democrat Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. was elected Lieutenant Governor over Republican Augustus G. Means, Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano, and Prohibition candidate Thomas Maratea. This is the last time that a Lieutenant Governor would not be from the same party as the Governor.
Incumbent Attorney General Edward J. McCormack, Jr. defeated Republican George Michaels, Socialist Workers candidate August Johnson, and Prohibition candidate William D. Ross.
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth Joseph D. Ward did not run for re-election as he instead ran for Governor.
Kevin White defeated Francis X. Ahearn and Margaret McGovern in the Democratic primary.
The Republicans nominated Edward Brooke, who became the first African-American to be nominated for Massachusetts statewide office by a major party.
White defeated Brooke, Socialist Labor candidate Fred M. Ingersoll, and Prohibition candidate Julia Kohler in the general election.
Treasurer and Receiver-General
Incumbent Treasurer and Receiver-General John Francis Kennedy did not run for re-election as he instead ran for Governor.
In the Democratic primary, John T. Driscoll defeated Patrick F. McDonough, John B. Kennedy, George F. Hurley, John M. Kennedy, and Robert J. Sullivan.
Walter J. Trybulski defeated Francis Andrew Walsh for the Republican nomination.
Driscoll defeated Trybulski, Socialist Labor candidate Domenico DiGirolamo, and Prohibition candidate Warren Carberg in the general election.
Incumbent Auditor Thomas J. Buckley defeated John Hynes in the Democratic primary and Republican Gardner Wardwell, Socialist Labor candidate Arne Sortell, and Prohibition candidate John B. Lauder in the general election.