1855 California gubernatorial election

1855 California gubernatorial election
← 1853 September 5, 1855 1857 →
  JNeelyJohnson.jpg John Bigler painting.jpg
Nominee J. Neely Johnson John Bigler
Party Know Nothing Democratic
Popular vote 51,157 46,255
Percentage 52.53% 47.47%

Governor before election

John Bigler
Democratic

Elected Governor

J. Neely Johnson
Know Nothing

The 1855 California gubernatorial election was held on September 5, 1855 to elect the governor of California. Incumbent governor John Bigler lost his bid for reelection.

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial election, 1855[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Know Nothing J. Neely Johnson 51,157 52.53
Democratic John Bigler 46,225 47.47
Other Write-ins 2 >0.01
Total votes 97,414 100
Know Nothing gain from Democratic

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