1967 New York state election

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The 1967 New York state election was held on November 7, 1967, to elect two judges to the New York Court of Appeals. In addition, a revised State Constitution was proposed, and rejected; and a $2,500,000,000 transportation bond issue was approved by the voters.


Stanley H. Fuld had been elected Chief Judge in 1966. On December 23, 1966, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller appointed Appellate Justice Charles D. Breitel, a Republican, to the seat vacated by Fuld, effective January 1, 1967, to fill the vacancy temporarily.[1]

Judge John Van Voorhis would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.

The State Constitutional Convention met between April and September 1967, and decided to submit the revised Constitution in one piece to the voters for ratification.[2]


The Republican and Democratic state committees met on September 6 at Albany, New York, and cross-endorsed the incumbent Republican Judge Charles D. Breitel and the Democratic Supreme Court Justice Matthew J. Jasen, of Buffalo.[3]

Breitel refused to accept the Conservative endorsement, so they nominated Kenneth J. Mullane.


The jointly nominated candidates were elected.

The incumbent Breitel was re-elected.

1967 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals Judge of the Court of Appeals
Republican Charles D. Breitel 2,188,084 Matthew J. Jasen 2,133,489
Democratic Charles D. Breitel 2,099,274 Matthew J. Jasen 2,041,076
Conservative Kenneth J. Mullane[4] 432,641 Matthew J. Jasen 370,607
Liberal Charles D. Breitel 206,649 Matthew J. Jasen 197,037


  1. ^ "Breitel is Named to Appeals Court – Governor's Choice of Justice Here Gives Republicans a Majority of 4 to 3". New York Times. December 24, 1966. p. 1. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Madden, Richard L. (September 27, 1967). "State Will Vote on Constitution As a Single Item – Convention Ends – Democrats Win Final Battle of Six-Month Session in Albany". New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Maiorana, Ronald (September 7, 1967). "Two Parties Back Court Nominees – Breitel and Jasen Are Given Bipartisan Endorsement". New York Times. p. 40. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Kenneth J. Mullane, A Noted Lawyer, 68 – A Specialist in Wills and Estates, He Figured in Well-Known Case Involving Due-Process Rule". New York Times. October 15, 1977. p. 26. Retrieved February 2, 2019.


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