1849 California gubernatorial election

1849 California gubernatorial election
November 13, 1849 1851 →
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Nominee Peter Hardeman Burnett Winfield S. Sherwood
Party Independent Democratic Nonpartisan
Popular vote 6,783 3,220
Percentage 47.72% 22.66%

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Nominee John Sutter John W. Geary
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 2,201 1,358
Percentage 15.49% 9.56%

Governor before election

Bennet C. Riley
as Military Governor
Nonpartisan

Elected Governor

Peter Hardeman Burnett
Independent Democratic

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.

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial election, 1849[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Democratic Peter Hardeman Burnett 6,783 47.72
Nonpartisan Winfield S. Sherwood 3,220 22.66
Nonpartisan John Sutter 2,201 15.49
Nonpartisan John W. Geary 1,358 9.56
Nonpartisan William Morris Stewart 619 4.36
Other Write-ins 32 0.23
Total votes 14,213 100

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