1985 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1985

← 1984 November 5, 1985 1986 →

3 governorships
2 states; 1 territory
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 34 governorships 16 governorships
Seats before 34 16
Seats after 34 16
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,894,840 2,304,283
Percentage 45.12% 54.88%

1985 Gubernatorial election map.svg
  Republican hold
  Democratic hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 5, 1985 in two states and one territory. Both seats remained in their respective parties' controls.

Election results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidates
New Jersey Thomas Kean Republican Re-elected, 69.6% Peter Shapiro (Democratic) 29.3%
Virginia Chuck Robb Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Gerald L. Baliles (Democratic) 55.2%
Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr. (Republican) 44.8%