Massachusetts general election, 1964
|Elections in Massachusetts|
A Massachusetts general election was held on November 3, 1964 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The election included:
- statewide elections for United States Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer, and Auditor;
- district elections for U.S. Representatives, State Representatives, State Senators, and Governor's Councillors; and
- ballot questions at the state and local levels.
Democratic and Republican candidates were selected in party primaries held on September 10, 1964.
This was the final election before the Term of office for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer, and Auditor was extended from two to four years.
United States Senator
Republican John A. Volpe was elected over Democrat Francis X. Bellotti, Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams. Incumbent Governor Endicott Peabody lost in the Democratic primary to Bellotti, his Lieutenant Governor.
|Democratic||James W. Hennigan, Jr.||746,390||32.48%|
|Socialist Workers||Willy N. Hogseth||4,716||0.21%|
|Prohibition||Howard B. Rand||3,030||0.13%|
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth Kevin White, defeated Republican Wallace B. Crawford, Socialist Labor candidate Fred M. Ingersoll, and Prohibition candidate Julia B. Kohler in the general election.
|Republican||Wallace B. Crawford||621,894||28.15%|
|Socialist Workers||Fred M. Ingersoll||8,369||0.38%|
|Prohibition||Julia B. Kohler||6,074||0.28%|
Treasurer and Receiver-General
|Democratic||Robert Q. Crane||238,629||35.87%|
|Democratic||Louise Day Hicks||163,201||24.53%|
|Democratic||John Francis Kennedy||139,736||21.01%|
|Democratic||John J. Buckley||123,519||18.57%|
|Democratic||Robert Q. Crane||1,390,921||64.16%|
|Socialist Workers||Arne A. Sortell||8,017||0.37%|
|Prohibition||Warren C. Carberg||6,295||0.29%|
Incumbent Auditor Thomas J. Buckley died on September 9, 1964, the night before the Democratic primary. Rocco Antonelli, Richard J. Mulhern, Peter F. Hines, James Linchan, and Raymond Rigney ran sticker campaigns, but none of them received enough votes to win the nomination.
The Democratic State Committee chose Thaddeus M. Buczko over John J. Buckley, Louise Day Hicks, and Peter F. Hines to succeed Buckley for the Democratic nomination.
|Democratic||Thomas J. Buckley (Deceased)||375,917||95.95%|
|Democratic||Rocco Antonelli (Write-in)||2,859||0.73%|
|Democratic||Richard J. Mulhern (Write-in)||2,839||0.73%|
|Democratic||Peter F. Hines (Write-in)||2,837||0.72%|
|Democratic||James Linchan (Write-in)||2,545||0.65%|
|Democratic||Raymond Rigney (Write-in)||436||0.11%|
|Democratic||Thaddeus M. Buczko||40||56.34%|
|Democratic||John J. Buckley||23||32.39%|
|Democratic||Louise Day Hicks||7||9.86%|
|Democratic||Peter F. Hines||1||1.41%|
|Democratic||Thaddeus M. Buczko||1,247,674||58.38%|
|Prohibition||John C. Hedges||11,368||0.53%|
|Socialist Workers||Ethelbert L. Nevens||9,175||0.43%|
- Massachusetts Election Statistics 1964. p. 444.
- Massachusetts Election Statistics 1964. p. 450.
- Massachusetts Election Statistics 1964. p. 241.
- Massachusetts Election Statistics 1964. p. 456.
- Massachusetts Election Statistics 1964. p. 247.
- Hanron, Robert (September 19, 1964). "Democrats Pick Buczko As Nominee for Auditor". Boston Globe.
- Massachusetts Election Statistics 1964. p. 462.