Washington gubernatorial election, 1964

Washington gubernatorial election, 1964
Washington (state)
November 3, 1964

Nominee Daniel J. Evans Albert D. Rosellini
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 697,256 548.692
Percentage 55.77% 43.89%

County results

Governor before election

Albert D. Rosellini

Elected Governor

Daniel J. Evans

The Washington gubernatorial election of 1964 took place on November 3, 1964, between incumbent Democratic governor Albert D. Rosellini and Republican nominee Daniel J. Evans.

Rosellini, a former state senator, was elected governor in 1956 and re-elected in 1960; he had become unpopular after a series of scandals and increasing partisan division in the state legislature.[1] Evans was a member of the state house of representatives and became the minority leader for the Republicans.

Despite the state's favoring of Democrats in national elections in 1964, Evans won by a large margin using a "Blueprint for Progress" as a cornerstone of his campaign.[2][3]

General election


Governor of Washington election, 1964[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel J. Evans 697,256 55.77
Democratic Albert D. Rosellini (Incumbent) 548,692 43.89
Socialist Labor Henry Killman 4,326 0.35


  1. Crowley, Walt (January 30, 2003). "Rosellini, Albert Dean (1910-2011)". HistoryLink. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  2. Burt, Lyle (November 4, 1964). "Evans Rides Out Democratic Tide to Defeat Gov. Rosellini". The Seattle Times. p. 5.
  3. Burt, Lyle (November 4, 1964). "Evans May Face Hostile Legislature". The Seattle Times. p. 1.
  4. "Elections Search Results: November 1964 General". Secretary of State of Washington. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
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