The 1962 New York state election was held on November 6, 1962, to elect the governor, the lieutenant governor, the state comptroller, the attorney general, a judge of the New York Court of Appeals and a U.S. Senator, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.
Judge Charles W. Froessel would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.
The Democratic state convention met from September 16 to 18 at Syracuse, New York, and nominated U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Robert M. Morgenthau for Governor on the second ballot. They also nominated Mayor of Binghamton John J. Burns for Lieutenant Governor; Manhattan Borough President Edward R. Dudley for Attorney General; James B. Donovan for the U.S. Senate; and re-nominated the incumbent Comptroller Arthur Levitt.
The Republican state convention met on September 19 at Buffalo, New York, and renominated the incumbents Rockefeller, Wilson, Lefkowitz and Javits; and completed the ticket with John P. Lomenzo for Comptroller and New York Supreme Court Justice Marcus G. Christ for the Court of Appeals.
The Conservative Party selected on July 13 David H. Jaquith to run for Governor. They filed a petition to nominate candidates which was challenged by the Republicans. On October 1, the Republican State Chairman L. Judson Morhouse announced that his party dropped the suit, and the ticket went on the ballot.
Four Republicans and two Democrat/Liberals were elected.
The incumbents Rockefeller, Wilson, Levitt, Lefkowitz and Javits were re-elected.
|Office||Republican ticket||Democratic ticket||Liberal ticket||Conservative ticket||Socialist Workers ticket||Socialist Labor ticket|
|Governor||Nelson A. Rockefeller||3,081,587||Robert M. Morgenthau||2,309,743||Robert M. Morgenthau||242,675||David H. Jaquith||141,877||Richard Garza||19,698||Eric Hass||9,762|
|Lieutenant Governor||Malcolm Wilson||John J. Burns||John J. Burns||E. Vernon Carbonara||Sylvia Weinstein||John Emanuel|
|Comptroller||John P. Lomenzo||2,363,102||Arthur Levitt||2,883,064||Arthur Levitt||271,100||Thomas D. Cole||99,971||Allen Taplin||20,068||Milton Herder||9,019|
|Attorney General||Louis J. Lefkowitz||3,111,072||Edward R. Dudley||2,194,584||Edward R. Dudley||214,069||Frederick S. Dennin||99,464||Leroy McRae||21,086||(none)|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||Marcus G. Christ||2,653,995||John F. Scileppi||2,469,760||John F. Scileppi||244,394||(none)||(none)||(none)|
|U.S. Senator||Jacob K. Javits||3,269,417||James B. Donovan||2,113,772||James B. Donovan||175,551||Kieran O'Doherty||116,151||Carl Feingold||17,440||Stephen Emery||7,786|
Note: The vote for Governor is used to define ballot access, for automatic access are necessary 50,000 votes.
- HASS NOMINATED AGAIN in NYT on April 2, 1962 (subscription required)
- MORGENTHAU NOMINATED TO OPPOSE ROCKEFELLER; VICTOR ON SECOND BALLOT in NYT on September 18, 1962 (subscription required)
- DEMOCRATS NAME DUDLEY, A NEGRO, TO STATE TICKET; DONOVAN TO OPPOSE JAVITS; LEVITT IS CHOSEN in NYT on September 19, 1962 (subscription required)
- GOVERNOR VOWS HARD CAMPAIGN; IS RENOMINATED in NYT on September 20, 1962 (subscription required)
- DEMOCRATS GET LIBERAL SUPPORT; Party Endorses Morgenthau Ticket in NYT on September 20, 1962 (subscription required)
- Trotskyite Party Leaders Claim Vote Support From Cuban Crisis in NYT on October 30, 1962 (subscription required)
- Conservative Party Candidate Picked to Oppose Rockefeller; David H. Jaquith, Syracuse Industrialist and Follower of Goldwater, Is Chosen in NYT on July 14, 1962 (subscription required)
- G.O.P. ENDS SUIT ON CONSERVATIVES; New Party Assured a Place on State Ballot Nov. 6 in NYT on October 2, 1962 (subscription required)
- David H. Jaquith (b. April 18, 1918 Syracuse), industrialist
- Richard Garza (born c. 1928 The Bronx), "restaurant worker and seaman," ran also for Mayor of New York in 1961
- John J. Burns (1921–2004), Mayor of Binghamton 1958–62; New York Democratic state chair 1965–71; New York City Water Supply Commissioner
- Prof. Emil Vernon Carbonara (1897–1968), insurance broker, of Rockville Centre, adjunct professor at New York University School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, VERNON CARBONARA, INSURANCE BROKER Obit in NYT on June 14, 1968 (subscription required)
- Sylvia Weinstein (1926–2001), of Brooklyn, "housewife"
- John Emanuel (born c. 1908 in Greece), fur worker, ran also for Comptroller in 1954; and for Lieutenant Governor in 1958
- Thomas D. Cole (born c. 1900), of Lockport, President of the Lockport Cotton Batting Co.
- Allen Taplin (born c. 1939), B.S., "photo-offset compositor"
- Milton Herder (born c. 1917), "commercial artist", ran also in 1958
- Frederick S. Dennin (born c. 1923), of Lake Placid
- Leroy McRae (born c. 1940), "compositor," studied law at Pennsylvania State University
- Marcus G. Christ (c. 1901 – 1988), of New Hyde Park, New York Supreme Court justice 1954-76, Appellate Division (2nd Dept.) 1959–76, Presiding justice 1970–76, Marcus Christ, 87, Ex-Presiding Justice Of New York Court Obit in NYT on March 5, 1988
- Kieran E. O'Doherty (c. 1927 – 1991), lawyer, ran also for Lieutenant Governor in 1966, K. E. O'Doherty, 64, a Founder of New York's Conservative Party Obit in NYT on May 27, 1991
- Carl Feingold, "graduate chemist and physicist" from Los Angeles State College
- Stephen Emery (born c. 1908), "subway train dispatcher", of New York City, ran also for the U.S. Senate in 1950 and 1958; and for Lieutenant Governor in 1954
Vote totals from New York Red Book 1963