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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1966

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1966

November 8, 1966

Nominee John A. Burns Randolph Crossley
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Thomas Gill George H. Mills
Popular vote 108,840 104,324
Percentage 51.06% 48.94%

Governor before election

John A. Burns

Elected Governor

John A. Burns

The 1966 Hawaii gubernatorial election was Hawaii's third gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 8, 1966, and resulted in a victory for the Democratic candidate, incumbent Governor of Hawaii John A. Burns over Republican candidate, State Senator Randolph Crossley.[1] Despite the close race, Burns received more votes than Crossley in every county in the state except Honolulu, which Crossley won by less than one percentage point.[2]


Neither the Democratic nor Republican primaries, both of which were held on October 1, 1966, were particularly contentious. In the Democratic primary, John A. Burns received 79.49% of the vote to G.J. Fontes' 20.51%.[3] Randolph Crossley received 98.08% of the Republican primary vote to 1.92% for Gottfried Seitz.[4]

General election

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1966[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John A. Burns (incumbent) 108,840 51.06 -7.26
Republican Randolph Crossley 104,324 48.94 +7.26
Majority 4,516 2.12 -14.51
Turnout 213,164 33.69
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ "Candidate - Randolph Crossley". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b "HI Governor Race - Nov 08, 1966". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "HI Governor - D Primary Race - Oct 01, 1966". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ "HI Governor - R Primary Race - Oct 01, 1966". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
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