The 1849 California gubernatorial election was held on November 13, 1849 to elect the first governor of California. Peter Hardeman Burnett won in a five-way race.
|Independent Democratic||Peter Hardeman Burnett||6,783||47.72|
|Nonpartisan||Winfield S. Sherwood||3,220||22.66|
|Nonpartisan||John W. Geary||1,358||9.56|
|Nonpartisan||William Morris Stewart||619||4.36|
- "Our Campaigns - CA Governor Race - Nov 13, 1849". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
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