1930 Arizona gubernatorial election

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1930 Arizona gubernatorial election

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  George WP Hunt.jpg John Calhoun Phillips (Arizona Governor).jpg
Nominee George W. P. Hunt John Calhoun Phillips
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 48,875 46,231
Percentage 51.39% 48.61%

Governor before election

John Calhoun Phillips

Elected Governor

George W. P. Hunt

The 1930 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1930. George W. P. Hunt narrowly won the general election in 1930, defeating incumbent governor John Calhoun Phillips, who had defeated Hunt in his bid for reelection in the previous election year in 1928.

George W. P. Hunt was sworn in for his seventh, and final, term as governor on January 5, 1931.[1] Although Hunt would run again, this was the last time he won his party's nomination.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary took place on September 9, 1930. George W. P. Hunt was opposed in the primary by associate justice to the Arizona Supreme Court Frank H. Lyman and Andrew Jackson Bettwy, who was then serving as an Arizona state senator, as well as Fred Cotter. Bettwy would go on to run again for the nomination in four future cycles, and would be the nominee of the Arizona Progressive Democrat party in the 1932 general election.[2] Hunt won his party's nomination for the final time in 1930, winning 48.39% of the vote.



Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George W. P. Hunt 27,886 48.39%
Democratic Frank H. Lyman 20,085 34.85%
Democratic Andrew Jackson Bettwy 6,895 11.97%
Democratic Fred C. Cotter 2,760 4.79%
Total votes 57,626 100.00

General election[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 1930[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George W. P. Hunt 48,875 51.39%
Republican John Calhoun Phillips 46,231 48.61%
Majority 2,664 2.78%
Turnout 95,106
Democratic gain from Republican Swing



  • Goff, John S. (1973). George The Fifth and Bibliographical and Biographical Notes (ed.). George W. P. Hunt and his Arizona. Phoenix: Socio-Technical Publications. pp. 159, 171–177, 273–277.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)