Kentucky gubernatorial election, 1999

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Kentucky gubernatorial election, 1999
Kentucky
1995 ←
November 9, 1999
→ 2003

  Paul E. Patton 2013.jpg
Nominee Paul E. Patton Peppy Martin Gatewood Galbraith
Party Democratic Republican Reform
Running mate Steve Henry Wanda Cornelius Kathy Lyons
Popular vote 352,099 128,788 88,930
Percentage 60.70% 22.20% 15.33%

Governor before election

Paul E. Patton
Democratic

Elected Governor

Paul E. Patton
Democratic

The 1999 Kentucky gubernatorial election took place on November 9, 1999, for the post of Governor of Kentucky. Democratic incumbent Governor Paul E. Patton defeated Republican nominee Peppy Martin to win a second term. It was the first time that the election was held since the Kentucky General Assembly changed its term limits law in 1992, allowing Patton to run again and leaving Virginia as the only state that prohibits its Governor from serving immediate successive terms.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul E. Patton 498,098 100.0%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Peppy Martin, perennial candidate
  • David Lynn Williams, perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peppy Martin 19,248 51.27%
Republican David Lynn Williams 18,295 48.73%
Totals 37,543 100%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kentucky gubernatorial election, 1999[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul E. Patton 352,099 60.70% +9.81%
Republican Peppy Martin 128,788 22.20% -26.51%
Reform Gatewood Galbraith 88,930 15.33% +14.93%
Natural Law Nailah Jumoke-Yarbrough 6,934 1.20%
Write-ins 3,323 0.57%
Majority 223,311 38.50% +36.32%
Turnout 580,074
Democratic hold Swing

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