1982 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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1982 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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Nominee J. Joseph Garrahy Vincent Marzullo
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 247,208 79,602
Percentage 73.30% 23.60%

Governor before election

J. Joseph Garrahy
Democratic

Elected Governor

J. Joseph Garrahy
Democratic

The 1982 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Democrat J. Joseph Garrahy defeated Republican nominee Vincent Marzullo with 73.30% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • J. Joseph Garrahy, Democratic
  • Vincent Marzullo, Republican

Other candidates

  • Hilary R. Salk, Citizens
  • Peter Van Daam, Independent

Results[edit]

1982 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic J. Joseph Garrahy 247,208 73.30%
Republican Vincent Marzullo 79,602 23.60%
Citizens Hilary R. Salk 7,033 2.09%
Independent Peter Van Daam 3,405 1.01%
Majority 167,606
Turnout 337,259
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 Count Book" (PDF). Secretary of State of Rhode Island. 1982. Retrieved February 22, 2019.