1992 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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1992 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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Nominee Bruce Sundlun Elizabeth A. Leonard
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 261,484 145,590
Percentage 61.55% 34.27%

Governor before election

Bruce Sundlun
Democratic

Elected Governor

Bruce Sundlun
Democratic

The 1992 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1992. Incumbent Democrat Bruce Sundlun defeated Republican nominee Elizabeth A. Leonard with 61.55% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 15, 1992.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Sundlun 78,735 52.23
Democratic Francis X. Flaherty 72,011 47.77
Total votes 150,746 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Elizabeth A. Leonard, businesswoman
  • J. Michael Levesque, Mayor of West Warwick

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elizabeth A. Leonard 7,534 52.10
Republican J. Michael Levesque 6,926 47.90
Total votes 14,460 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Bruce Sundlun, Democratic
  • Elizabeth A. Leonard, Republican

Other candidates

  • Joseph F. Devine, Reform
  • Jack D. Potter, Populist
  • John J. Staradumsky, Independent

Results[edit]

1992 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bruce Sundlun 261,484 61.55%
Republican Elizabeth A. Leonard 145,590 34.27%
Independent Joseph F. Devine 14,511 3.42%
Populist ('84-'96) Jack D. Potter 1,698 0.40%
Independent John J. Staradumsky 1,535 0.36%
Majority 115,894
Turnout 424,818
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vote for Congress and State Offices - Democratic Primary". Elections.ri.gov. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  2. ^ "Vote for Congress and State Offices - Republican Primary". Elections.ri.gov. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  3. ^ "Vote for Governor by County". Elections.ri.gov. Retrieved 2018-10-04.