1977 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1977

← 1976 November 8, 1977 1978 →

4 governorships
2 states; 2 territories
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 37 governorships 12 governorships
Seats before 37 12
Seats after 37 12
Seat change ±0 ±0

1977 Gubernatorial election map.svg
  Democratic holds
  Republican holds

United States gubernatorial elections were held November 8, 1977 in two states and two territories.

Election results

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidates
New Jersey[1] Brendan Byrne Democratic Re-elected, 55.71% Ray Bateman (Republican) 41.81%
Francis Flowers (Declare Your Independence) 0.41%
Virginia[2] Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Republican Term-limited, Republican victory John N. Dalton (Republican) 55.90%
Henry Howell (Democratic) 43.27%
Alan Ogden (Independent) 0.81%


  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=17514
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=26401
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