1962 Arizona gubernatorial election

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1962 Arizona gubernatorial election

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Nominee Paul Fannin Samuel Goddard
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 200,578 165,263
Percentage 54.8% 45.2%

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County Results

Fannin:      50-60%      60-70%

Goddard:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Paul Fannin

Elected Governor

Paul Fannin

The 1962 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 1962. Incumbent Governor Paul Fannin ran for reelection against President of the Western Conference of United Funds Samuel Pearson Goddard in the general election, winning a third consecutive term, a first for a Republican Governor in Arizona. Fannin was sworn into his third term on January 1, 1963.

Republican primary[edit]


Democratic primary[edit]


  • Samuel P. Goddard, president of the Western Conference of United Funds
  • Joe C. Haldiman, Democratic nominee for governor in 1952
  • J. Michael Morris


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Samuel Pearson Goddard 91,661 59.85%
Democratic Joe C. Haldiman 41,645 27.19%
Democratic J. Michael Morris 19,850 12.96%
Total votes 153,156 100.00

General election[edit]


Arizona gubernatorial election, 1962[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Paul Fannin 200,578 54.83%
Democratic Samuel Pearson Goddard 165,263 45.17%
Majority 35,315 9.66%
Turnout 365,841
Republican gain from Democratic Swing