|Turnout||34.90% (total pop.)|
Curley: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
Bacon: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
The 1934 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1934.
Democratic Mayor of Boston James Michael Curley was elected to his only term as Governor of Massachusetts.
- Charles H. Cole, former Adjutant General of Massachusetts and nominee for Governor in 1928
- James Michael Curley, Mayor of Boston and nominee for Governor in 1924
- Frank A. Goodwin, former Registrar of Motor Vehicles (also running as a Republican)
|Democratic||James Michael Curley||280,405||64.13%|
|Democratic||Charles H. Cole||129,025||29.51%|
|Democratic||Frank A. Goodwin||27,820||6.36%|
- Joseph L. Hurley, Mayor of Fall River
- Francis E. Kelly, member of the Boston City Council and candidate for Lt. Governor in 1932
|Democratic||Joseph L. Hurley||234,357||59.51%|
|Democratic||Francis E. Kelly||159,478||40.49%|
- Gaspar G. Bacon, Lieutenant Governor
- Frank A. Goodwin, former Registrar of Motor Vehicles (also running as a Democrat)
- Alvan T. Fuller, former Governor of Massachusetts
|Republican||Gaspar G. Bacon||229,544||63.26%|
|Republican||Frank A. Goodwin||133,260||36.73%|
Haigis was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
|Republican||John W. Haigis||316,304||100.00%|
Independents and third parties
- Edward Rand Stevens, candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1924
- Frank Goodwin, former Registrar of Motor Vehicles
After losing both the Democratic and Republican primaries, Goodwin entered the general election as an independent on the "Equal Tax" platform.
- Freeman W. Follett, resident of Haverhill
- Alfred Baker Lewis, attorney, civil rights activist, and perennial candidate
- John W. Aiken, nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1932
|Democratic||James Michael Curley||825,479||49.65%||3.11|
|Republican||Gaspar G. Bacon||704,576||42.30%||5.88|
|Equal Tax||Frank A. Goodwin||94,141||6.35%||N/A|
|Socialist||Alfred B. Lewis||12,282||0.83%||0.16|
|Socialist Labor||John W. Aiken||5,803||0.39%||0.15|
|Communist||Edward Rand Stevens||4,137||0.28%||0.11|
|Prohibition||Freeman W. Follett||2,990||0.20%||0.20|
Frederic W. Cook, Secretary of the Commonwealth (1934). Election Statistics, 1933–34. Boston, MA.