Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994
1990 ←
November 8, 1994 → 1998

  WilliamWeld.jpg Mark Roosevelt.jpg
Nominee William Weld Mark Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,533,390 611,650
Percentage 70.85% 28.26%

Governor before election

William Weld

Elected Governor

William Weld

The 1994 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1994. William Weld was elected Governor of Massachusetts for a second term.


William Weld ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.

The Democratic Primary was won by Mark Roosevelt, a State Representative and the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He defeated State Senators George A. Bachrach and Michael J. Barrett.

Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mark Roosevelt 215,061 47.91%
Democratic George Bachrach 120,567 26.86%
Democratic Michael J. Barrett 111,199 24.77%

Activist Bob Massie defeated State Representative Marc Draisen for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

Massachusetts Democratic Lt. Gubernatorial Primary, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Massie 193,508 52.66%
Democratic Marc Draisen 173,896 47.34%

General election[edit]


Source Date Weld (R) Roosevelt (D)
Boston Herald Oct. 2, 1994 60% 29%


Weld defeated Democrat Mark Roosevelt by a 71-28% margin, the largest Gubernatorial margin of victory in Massachusetts history.

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William Weld (Paul Cellucci) 1,533,390 70.85%
Democratic Mark Roosevelt (Bob Massie) 611,650 28.26%

Other races[edit]