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New York state election, 1967

The 1967 New York state election was held on November 7, 1967, to elect two judges to the New York Court of Appeals. In addition, a revised State Constitution was proposed, and rejected; and a $2,500,000,000 transportation bond issue was approved by the voters.


  • Background 1
  • Nominations 2
  • Result 3
  • Notes 4
  • Sources 5
  • See also 6


Stanley H. Fuld had been elected Chief Judge in 1966. On December 23, 1966, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller appointed Appellate Justice Charles D. Breitel, a Republican, to the seat vacated by Fuld, effective January 1, 1967, to fill the vacancy temporarlily.[1]

Judge John Van Voorhis would reach the constitutional age limit of 70 years at the end of the year.

The State Constitutional Convention met between April and September 1967, and decided to submit the revised Constitution in one piece to the voters for ratification.[2]


The Republican and Democratic state committees met on September 6 at Albany, New York, and cross-endorsed the incumbent Republican Judge Charles D. Breitel and the Democratic Supreme Court Justice Matthew J. Jasen, of Buffalo.[3]

Breitel refused to accept the Conservative endorsement, so they nominated Kenneth J. Mullane.


The jointly nominated candidates were elected.

The incumbent Breitel was re-elected.

1967 state election result
Ticket / Office Judge of the Court of Appeals Judge of the Court of Appeals
Republican Charles D. Breitel 2,188,084 Matthew J. Jasen 2,133,489
Democratic Charles D. Breitel 2,099,274 Matthew J. Jasen 2,041,076
Conservative Kenneth J. Mullane[4] 432,641 Matthew J. Jasen 370,607
Liberal Charles D. Breitel 206,649 Matthew J. Jasen 197,037


  1. ^ BREITEL IS NAMED TO APPEALS COURT in NYT on December 24, 1966 (subscription required)
  2. ^ STATE WILL VOTE ON CONSTITUTION AS A SINGLE ITEM; CONVENTION ENDS; Democrats Win Final Battle of Six-Month Session in Albany; ...REPUBLICANS FAIL TO SPLIT ARTICLES in NYT on September 27, 1967 (subscription required)
  3. ^ TWO PARTIES BACK COURT NOMINEES; Breitel and Jasen Are Given Bipartisan Endorsement in NYT on September 7, 1967 9subscription required)
  4. ^ Kenneth J. Mullane, lawyer, of Manhattan, a party in Mullane v. Central Hanover Bank & Trust Co., KENNETH J. MULLANE, A NOTED LAWYER, 68 Obit in NYT on October 15, 1977 (subscription required)


  • Official result: NEW CHARTER LOST BY 2-MILLION VOTES in NYT on December 12, 1967 (subscription required)

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