1902 Vermont gubernatorial election

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1902 Vermont gubernatorial election

← 1900 September 2, 1902 (1902-09-02) 1904 →
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Candidate John G. McCullough Percival W. Clement Felix W. McGettrick
Party Republican Local Option Democratic
Popular vote 31,864 28,201 7,364
Percentage 45.6% 40.3% 10.5%

Governor before election

William W. Stickney

Elected Governor

John G. McCullough

The 1902 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on September 2, 1902. Incumbent Republican William W. Stickney, per the "Mountain Rule",[1] did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate John G. McCullough defeated Local Option candidate Percival W. Clement and Democratic candidate Felix W. McGettrick to succeed him. Since no candidate won a majority of the popular vote, the election was decided and McCullough was elected by the Vermont General Assembly in accordance with the state constitution.[2]


Vermont gubernatorial election, 1902[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John G. McCullough 31,864 45.6
Local Option Percival W. Clement 28,201 40.3
Democratic Felix W. McGettrick 7,364 10.5
Prohibition Joel O. Sherburne 2,498 3.6
N/A Other 8 0.0
Total votes 69,935 100


  1. ^ Hand, Samuel B. "Mountain Rule Revisited" (PDF). Vermont Historical Society. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 1 January 2015.