Massachusetts general election was held on November 8, 1966 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The election included:
Democratic and Republican candidates were selected in party primaries held on September 13, 1966.
This was the first election in which the
Term of office for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer, and Auditor was extended from two to four years. Statewide elections [ edit ] United States Senator [ edit ]
Republican Edward Brooke was elected over Democrat Endicott Peabody, Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder, and Prohibition candidate Mark R. Shaw. Governor [ edit ]
John A. Volpe was re-elected over Democrat Edward J. McCormack, Jr., Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate John C. Hedges. Lieutenant Governor [ edit ]
Francis W. Sargent was elected Lieutenant Governor over Democrat Joseph E. McGuire, Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano, and Prohibition candidate Grace F. Luder. Attorney General [ edit ]
Attorney General Edward Brooke did not run for re-election. Francis X. Bellotti defeated Foster Furcolo and Robert DeGiacomo in the Democratic Primary.
In the general election,
Elliot Richardson defeated Bellotti and Socialist Workers candidate Edgar E. Gaudet. Secretary of the Commonwealth [ edit ]
Secretary of the Commonwealth Kevin White, defeated Republican Raymond Trudel, Socialist Labor candidate Willy N. Hogseth, and Prohibition candidate F. Oliver Drake in the general election. Treasurer and Receiver-General [ edit ]
Treasurer and Receiver-General Robert Q. Crane defeated Republican Joseph Fernandes, Socialist Labor candidate Domenico DiGirolamo, and Prohibition candidate Julia Kohler in the general election. Auditor [ edit ]
Auditor Thaddeus M. Buczko defeated state representative James H. Kelly in the Democratic primary.
In the general election, Buczko defeated Republican
John J. Buckley, Socialist Labor candidate August Johnson, and Prohibition candidate Roger I. Williams in the general election. References [ edit ]