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1936 Florida gubernatorial election

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1936 Florida gubernatorial election

← 1932 November 3, 1936 1940 →
 
Nominee Fred P. Cone E.E. Callaway
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 253,638 59,832
Percentage 80.91% 19.09%

Governor before election

David Sholtz
Democratic

Elected Governor

Fred P. Cone
Democratic

The 1936 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1936. Democratic nominee Fred P. Cone defeated Republican nominee E.E. Callaway with 80.91% of the vote.

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Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 2, 1936.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Fred P. Cone, former State Senator
  • W. Raleigh Petteway, Judge of the Criminal Court of Record for Hillsborough County
  • William C. Hodges, State Senator
  • Jerry W. Carter
  • B. F. Paty
  • Dan Chappell
  • Grady Burton
  • Peter Tomasello Jr.
  • Stafford Caldwell
  • Amos Lewis
  • Mallie Martin
  • Carl Maples
  • Redmond B. Gautier
  • J. R. Yearwood

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. Raleigh Petteway 51,705 15.73
Democratic Fred P. Cone 46,842 14.25
Democratic William C. Hodges 46,471 14.14
Democratic Jerry W. Carter 35,578 10.82
Democratic B. F. Paty 34,153 10.39
Democratic Dan Chappell 29,494 8.97
Democratic Grady Burton 24,985 7.60
Democratic Peter Tomasello Jr. 22,355 6.80
Democratic Stafford Caldwell 19,789 6.02
Democratic Amos Lewis 8,068 2.45
Democratic Mallie Martin 4,264 1.30
Democratic Carl Maples 2,389 0.73
Democratic Redmond B. Gautier 1,607 0.49
Democratic J. R. Yearwood 1,049 0.32
Total votes 328,749 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred P. Cone 184,540 58.83
Democratic W. Raleigh Petteway 129,150 41.17