Massachusetts general election, 1970
|Elections in Massachusetts|
A Massachusetts general election was held on November 3, 1970 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 September 15, 1970.
United States Senator
Governor & Lieutenant Governor
Republicans Francis W. Sargent and Donald R. Dwight were elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, over Democrats Kevin White and Michael Dukakis, Socialist Labor candidates Henning A. Blomen and Francis A. Votano, and Prohibition candidates John C. Hedges and Albert E. Bates.
Attorney General Robert H. Quinn, who was appointed by the Massachusetts General Court to fill the unexpired term of Elliot Richardson, defeated Republican Donald L. Conn and Socialist Labor candidate Willy N. Hogseth in the general election.
|Democratic||Robert H. Quinn||1,174,512||62.22%|
|Republican||Donald L. Conn||697,010||36.92%|
|Socialist Labor||Willy N. Hogseth||16,257||0.86%|
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Secretary of the Commonwealth John Davoren, who was appointed by the Massachusetts General Court to fill the unexpired term of Kevin White, defeated Republican Mary Newman, Socialist Labor candidate Edgar E. Gaudet, and Prohibition candidate Murvin Becker in the general election.
|Socialist Labor||Edgar E. Gaudet||16,257||0.86%|
Treasurer and Receiver-General
Incumbent Treasurer and Receiver-General Robert Q. Crane defeated Republican Frederick Hannon, Socialist Labor candidate Roy K. Nelson, and Prohibition candidate John B. Lauder in the general election.
|Democratic||Robert Q. Crane||1,188,633||65.61%|
|Socialist Labor||Roy K. Nelson||20,667||1.14%|
|Prohibition||John B. Lauder||9,457||0.52%|
|Democratic||Thaddeus M. Buczko||1,222,783||66.87%|
|Republican||Frank P. Bucci||574,178||31.40%|
|Socialist Labor||Raymond Gray||18,184||0.99%|
|Prohibition||Roger I. Williams||13,373||0.73%|