1986 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1986

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  Garry Carruthers (cropped).jpg Ray Powell.jpg
Nominee Garrey Carruthers Ray Powell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 209,455 185,378
Percentage 53.0% 47.0%

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County results
Carruthers:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Powell:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Toney Anaya
Democratic

Elected Governor

Garrey Carruthers
Republican

The 1986 New Mexico gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1986, in order to elect the Governor of New Mexico. Due to term limits, incumbent Democratic Governor Toney Anaya was ineligible to seek a second term as Governor.

Democratic primary[edit]

[Data unknown/missing.]

Republican primary[edit]

The Republican primary was won by former New Mexico Republican Party chair Garrey Carruthers, who defeated five other candidates.

Results[edit]

New Mexico Republican gubernatorial primary, 1986[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garrey Carruthers 27,671 31.05
Republican Joseph H. Mercer 23,560 26.44
Republican Colin R. McMillan 19,807 22.23
Republican Frank M. Bond 10,619 11.92
Republican Paul F. Becht 6,566 7.37
Republican William Jay Loomis Jr. 884 0.99
Total votes 89,107 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1986[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garrey Carruthers 209,455 53.05
Democratic Ray Powell 185,378 46.95
Total votes 394,833 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NM Governor R Primary 1986". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "NM Governor 1986". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 15, 2016.