1994 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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1994 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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  Don Sundquist 103rd Congress.jpg Governor Bredesen (cropped).jpg
Nominee Don Sundquist Phil Bredesen
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 807,104 664,252
Percentage 54.3% 44.7%

Tennessee Governor Election Results by County, 1994.svg
County Results
Sundquist:
     40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Bredesen:
     40-50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Ned McWherter
Democratic

Elected Governor

Don Sundquist
Republican

The Tennessee gubernatorial election of 1994 took place on November 8, 1994. The Democratic incumbent Ned McWherter was term-limited leaving the governorship an open seat. Republican Congressman Don Sundquist was elected Governor of Tennessee, defeating Democratic nominee Phil Bredesen, the Mayor of Nashville. Bredesen would go on to succeed Sundquist as governor in 2002.

Results[edit]

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 1994[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Don Sundquist 807,104 54.27%
Democratic Phil Bredesen 664,252 44.67%
Independent Stephanie E. Holt 9,981 0.67%
Independent Will Smith 3,365 0.23%
Independent Charlie Moffett 2,347 0.16%
N/A Write-ins 81 0.01%
Total votes 1,487,130 100%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leip, David. "1994 Gubernatorial General Election Results – Tennessee". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-12-22.