The 1958 New York state election was held on November 4, 1958, 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.
In January 1957, Jacob K. Javits took his seat in the U.S. Senate and thus vacated the office of New York State Attorney General. On January 9, the New York State Legislature elected Louis J. Lefkowitz to the office for the unexpired term.
Marvin R. Dye had been elected to the Court of Appeals in 1944, thus his 14-year term would expire at the end of the year.
The Socialist Labor state convention met on March 23 and nominated Eric Hass for governor; John Emanuel for lieutenant governor; Milton Herder for state comptroller; and Stephen Emery for U.S. Senator. The ticket was ruled off the ballot, but Hass and his fellow nominees continued to campaign as write-in candidates.
The Democratic state convention met on August 25 at Buffalo, New York, and re-nominated Governor W. Averell Harriman and Lt. Gov. George B. DeLuca. The convention continued on August 26 and into the early hours of August 27. They nominated D.A. of New York Frank S. Hogan for the U.S. Senate after a roll call (vote: Hogan 772, Thomas E. Murray 304).
The Liberal Party met on August 26, and endorsed the Democratic nominees Harriman, DeLuca and Levitt; and nominated Thomas K. Finletter for the U.S. Senate. On August 28, Finletter declined to run, and urged the Liberals to back Hogan. On September 4, the Liberals substituted Democrat Hogan for Finletter on the ticket, but rejected the endorsement of Crotty. They completed the ticket with Edward Goodell for attorney general.
Despite a good year for the Democratic Party nationwide Almost the whole Republican ticket was elected, only the Democratic Comptroller Arthur Levitt managed to stay in office.
The incumbents Levitt, Lefkowitz and Dye were re-elected. The incumbents Harriman and DeLuca were defeated.
|Office||Republican ticket||Democratic ticket||Liberal ticket||Independent-Socialist ticket|
|Governor||Nelson A. Rockefeller||3,126,929||W. Averell Harriman||2,269,969||W. Averell Harriman||283,926||John T. McManus||31,658|
|Lieutenant Governor||Malcolm Wilson||George B. DeLuca||George B. DeLuca||Annette T. Rubinstein|
|Comptroller||James A. Lundy||2,763,795||Arthur Levitt||2,484,171||Arthur Levitt||294,575||Hugh Mulzac||34,038|
|Attorney General||Louis J. Lefkowitz||2,915,657||Peter J. Crotty||2,353,374||Edward Goodell||280,655||Scott K. Gray, Jr.||31,746|
|Judge of the Court of Appeals||Marvin R. Dye||2,739,522||Marvin R. Dye||2,400,650||Marvin R. Dye||290,566||(none)|
|U.S. Senator||Kenneth B. Keating||2,842,942||Frank S. Hogan||2,434,899||Frank S. Hogan||275,051||Corliss Lamont||49,087|
Note: The vote for governor is used to define ballot access, for automatic access are necessary 50,000 votes.