1982 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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1982 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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Nominee Lamar Alexander Randy Tyree
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 737,693 500,937
Percentage 59.56% 40.44%

Tennessee Governor Election Results by County, 1982.svg
County Results

Alexander:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

Tyree:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Lamar Alexander
Republican

Elected Governor

Lamar Alexander
Republican

The 1982 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander defeated Democratic nominee Randy Tyree with 59.56% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 5, 1982.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Randy Tyree 318,205 50.05
Democratic Anna Belle Clement O'Brien 254,500 40.03
Democratic Tom Henry 19,453 3.06
Democratic Tommy McKnight 10,761 1.69
Democratic John G. Love 10,600 1.67
Democratic Luther M. Kindall 7,792 1.23
Democratic James W. Thomas 6,052 0.95
Democratic Virginia Nyabongo 5,885 0.93
Democratic Boyce McCall 2,577 0.41
Total votes 635,825 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Lamar Alexander, Republican
  • Randy Tyree, Democratic

Results[edit]

1982 Tennessee gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Lamar Alexander 737,693 59.56%
Democratic Randy Tyree 500,937 40.44%
Majority 237,026
Turnout 1,238,927
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tennessee Blue Book". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  2. ^ "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-12-05.