Richard D. Wells

Offices

Supt. of Public Instruction
Statewide
In office
Mar 15, 1967 to Mar 15, 1971

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Richard D. Wells spent 4 years, 1 day in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1966–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
53.71%
Richard D. Wells*, Republican, 888,946 votes
46.29%
William Earl Wilson (i), Democratic, 766,021 votes
Out of 1,654,967 votes casts, the margin of victory was 122,925 (7.42%)
1968–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1968
54.32%
Richard D. Wells (i)*, Republican, 1,087,406 votes
45.52%
Mearle R. Donica, Democratic, 911,185 votes
 0.17%
Martha Shelly, Prohibition, 3,352 votes
Out of 2,001,943 votes casts, the margin of victory was 176,221 (8.80%)
1970–Supt. of Public Instruction LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1970
54.09%
John Joseph Loughlin*, Democratic, 917,081 votes
45.91%
Richard D. Wells (i), Republican, 778,455 votes
Out of 1,695,536 votes casts, the margin of victory was 138,626 (8.18%)
In the 3 races we have results for, Richard D. Wells had a record of 2-1. That includes a record of 2-1 in 3 general elections.