Maryland special gubernatorial election, 1969

The Maryland special gubernatorial election, 1969 was not a direct election, but a vote in the Maryland General Assembly to determine who would assume the governorship of Maryland after Spiro Agnew's resignation, following his election to the U.S. vice presidency.

At this time Maryland didn't have a position of Lieutenant Governor and state law did not designate a person who would assume the office of Governor in case of vacancy (unlike most states, when there is always a designated person such as Lt. Governor, Senate President or Secretary of State).

In case of vacancy, the General Assembly would choose a governor.

In 1969 the Assembly had a Democratic majority, so it was clear that Republican Agnew's successor would be a Democrat.

The election was held on January 7, 1969.

Candidates:

Vote:

  • Mandel (D) - 126 (70.00%)
  • Morton (R) - 26 (14.44%)
  • Gallagher (D) - 15 (8.33%)
  • James (D) - 13 (7.22%)

So although there were three democratic candidates and only one republican, Mandel was elected easily. He was elected in regular direct election in 1970 (and at that time Maryland established office of Lieutenant Governor), and re-elected in 1974.

References

  • Article on special election
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