1969 New Jersey gubernatorial election

The 1969 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1969. Republican nominee William T. Cahill defeated Democratic nominee Robert B. Meyner with 59.66% of the vote.

1969 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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Nominee William T. Cahill Robert B. Meyner
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,411,905 911,003
Percentage 59.7% 38.5%

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County Results

Cahill:      50-60%      60-70%

Meyner:      50–60%

Governor before election

Richard J. Hughes
Democratic

Elected Governor

William T. Cahill
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on June 3, 1969.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert B. Meyner 173,801 44.77
Democratic William F. Kelly 87,888 22.64
Democratic Henry Helstoski 60,483 15.58
Democratic D. Louis Tonti 34,810 8.97
Democratic Ned J. Parsekian 24,908 6.42
Democratic John L. Hennessey 6,302 1.62
Total votes 388,192 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William T. Cahill 158,980 39.31
Republican Charles W. Sandman Jr. 144,877 35.83
Republican Harry L. Sears 46,778 11.57
Republican Frank X. McDermott 35,503 8.78
Republican William E. Ozzard 18,262 4.52
Total votes 404,400 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • William T. Cahill, Republican
  • Robert B. Meyner, Democratic

Other candidates

  • James E. Johnson, Independent
  • Jack D. Alvino, Independent
  • Winifred O. Perry, Conservative
  • Louis Vanderplate, Independent
  • Julius Levin, Socialist Labor Party of America

ResultsEdit

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1969[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William T. Cahill 1,411,905 59.66%
Democratic Robert B. Meyner 911,003 38.49%
Independent James E. Johnson 10,725 0.45%
Independent Jack D. Alvino 10,149 0.43%
Conservative Winifred O. Perry 10,128 0.43%
Independent Louis Vanderplate 6,611 0.28%
Socialist Labor Julius Levin 6,085 0.26%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor - State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1969. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1969. Retrieved August 23, 2015.