Washington gubernatorial election, 1976

The State of Washington holds its gubernatorial election every fourth year, concurrent with the United States presidential election. This election was especially significant in that Washington elected its first female governor, Dixy Lee Ray.

Washington gubernatorial election, 1976

November 2, 1976
  Dixy Lee Ray (cropped) JohnDSpellman
Nominee Dixy Lee Ray John Spellman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 821,797 687,039
Percentage 53.1% 44.4%

Washington gubernatorial election 1976
County results

Governor before election

Daniel J. Evans

Elected Governor

Dixy Lee Ray

General election results

Governor of Washington election, 1976[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dixy Lee Ray 821,797 53.14
Republican John Spellman 687,039 44.43


  1. ^ http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/results_report.aspx?e=38&c=&c2=&t=264&t2=&p=&p2=&y=

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