1991 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1991

← 1990 November 5, 1991 (KY and MS), October 19, 1991, and November 16, 1991 (LA) 1992 →

4 governorships
3 states; 1 territory
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 28 governorships 20 governorships
Seats before 28 20
Seats after 28 20
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,935,958 1,326,761
Percentage 59.34% 40.66%

1991 Gubernatorial election map.svg
  Republican pickups
  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 5, 1991 in three states and one territory. Prior to the elections, Democrats held two seats and Republicans held one. The national balance of power did not change as a result of the elections, but the balance of power shifted in two states.

Election results[edit]

A bolded state name features an article about the specific election.

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidates
Kentucky Wallace Wilkinson Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Brereton Jones (Democratic) 64.7%
Larry Hopkins (Republican) 35.3%
Louisiana Buddy Roemer Republican Defeated in primary (26.5%), Democratic victory Edwin Edwards (Democratic) 33.7% (61.2% in runoff)
David Duke (Republican) 31.7% (38.3% in runoff)
Buddy Roemer (Republican) 28%
Clyde Holloway (Republican) 5.3%
Sam Jones (Democratic) 0.8%
Ed Karst (no party) 0.6%
Mississippi Ray Mabus Democratic Defeated, 47.6% Kirk Fordice (Republican) 50.8%
Shawn O'Hara (Independent) 1.6%

Note: Candidates' vote percentages are rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent. Candidates earning 0.05% or more of the vote are included.