1986 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

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1986 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

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Nominee Henry Bellmon David Walters Jerry Brown
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 431,762 405,295 60,115
Percentage 47.4% 44.5% 6.6%

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County Results

Bellmon:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Walters:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

George Nigh
Democratic

Elected Governor

Henry Bellmon
Republican

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election of 1986 was held on November 4, 1986 to elect the Governor of Oklahoma. Republican former Governor and Senator Henry Bellmon won the election by a plurality with Independent Jerry Brown receiving more than twice the number of votes separating Bellmon from Democrat David Walters.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Walters 238,165 46.0
Democratic Mike Turpen 207,357 40.0
Democratic Leslie Fisher 33,639 6.5
Democratic Virginia Jenner 15,822 3.0
Democratic Jack Kelly 15,804 3.0
Democratic Billy Joe Clegg 6,523 1.2
Total votes 517,310 100.00
Democratic runoff primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Walters 235,373 50.4
Democratic Mike Turpen 231,390 49.5
Total votes 466,763 100.00

Republican Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Bellmon 111,665 70.2
Republican Mike Fair 33,266 20.9
Republican Will Crozier 5,958 3.7
Republican Robert N. Goodhead 4,641 2.9
Republican Monty Keely 3,369 2.1
Total votes 158,899 100.00

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

1986 gubernatorial election, Oklahoma
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Henry Bellmon 431,762 47.4
Democratic David Walters 405,295 44.5
Independent Jerry Brown 60,115 6.6
Independent Nelson 'Freckles' Little 12,753 1.4
Majority
Turnout
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

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