1936 Arizona Gubernatorial Election
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1936 Arizona Gubernatorial Election
1936 Arizona gubernatorial election

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  Rawghlie Clement Stanford.jpg Thomas E Campbell 2.jpg
Nominee Rawghlie Clement Stanford Thomas Edward Campbell
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 87,678 36,114
Percentage 70.68% 29.11%

Governor before election

Benjamin Baker Moeur

Elected Governor

Rawghlie Clement Stanford

The 1936 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1936. Incumbent Governor Benjamin Baker Moeur ran for reelection, but he was defeated in the Democratic primary by former judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court Rawghlie Clement Stanford.

Rawghlie Clement Stanford defeated former Governor Thomas Edward Campbell by more than 40 points in the general election, and was sworn into his first and only term as Governor on January 4, 1937, becoming Arizona's fifth Governor.

Democratic primary

The Democratic primary took place on September 8, 1936. Incumbent Governor Benjamin Baker Moeur was opposed in the primary by former Maricopa County Superior Court judge Rawghlie Clement Stanford, who Moeur had defeated the previous election year in 1934.[1][2]



Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rawghlie Clement Stanford 53,219 56.03%
Democratic Benjamin Baker Moeur 41,764 43.97%
Total votes 94,983 100.00

Republican primary

The Republican primary took place on September 8, 1936. Former Governor Thomas Edward Campbell, who was the first Republican to serve as Governor of Arizona, ran for another term after leaving office in 1923. He was challenged by Phoenix Mayor John Hunt Udall.



Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Edward Campbell 5,848 61.18%
Republican John Hunt Udall 3,711 38.82%
Total votes 9,559 100.00

General election

Arizona gubernatorial election, 1936[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Rawghlie Clement Stanford 87,678 70.68%
Republican Thomas Edward Campbell 36,114 29.11%
Socialist D. J. Lindaman 260 0.21%
Majority 51,564 41.57%
Turnout 124,052
Democratic hold Swing


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