1995 United States gubernatorial elections

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1995 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1994 November 7, 1995 (KY and MS), October 21, 1995, and November 18, 1995 (LA) 1996 →

4 governorships
3 states; 1 territory
  Majority party Minority party
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 30 governorships 19 governorships
Seats before 30 19
Seats after 31 18
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,918,987 1,430,676
Percentage 57.29% 42.71%

1995 Gubernatorial election map.svg
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups
  Democratic holds

United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 7, 1995 in three states and one territory. Prior to the elections, Democrats held two seats and Republicans one. With the Republican gain of the open seat in Louisiana, Republicans held two seats and Democrats one following the elections.

Election results[edit]

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

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidates
Kentucky Brereton Jones Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Paul Patton (Democratic) 50.9%
Larry Forgy (Republican) 48.7%
Gatewood Galbraith (Independent) 0.4%
Louisiana Edwin Edwards Democratic Retired, Republican victory Mike Foster (Republican) 63.5%
Cleo Fields (Democratic) 36.5%
Mississippi Kirk Fordice Republican Re-elected, 55.6% Dick Molpus (Democratic) 44.4%