1984 Washington gubernatorial election

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Washington gubernatorial election, 1984

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  Booth Gardner.jpg JohnDSpellman.jpg
Nominee Booth Gardner John Spellman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,006,993 881,994
Percentage 53.3% 46.7%

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County results

Governor before election

John Spellman

Elected Governor

Booth Gardner

The State of Washington holds its gubernatorial election every fourth year, concurrent with the United States presidential election. This election took place on November 6, 1984; and resulted in the defeat of Governor John Spellman, despite his party's presidential candidate's landslide re-election.

General election results[edit]

Governor of Washington election, 1984[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Booth Gardner 1,006,993 53.31
Republican John Spellman (Incumbent) 881,994 46.69
Democratic gain from Republican


  1. ^ "Election Search Results - Elections & Voting - WA Secretary of State". Sos.wa.gov. Retrieved 13 July 2018.