Nevada gubernatorial election, 2002

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Nevada Gubernatorial election, 2002
Nevada
1998 ←
November 5, 2002
→ 2006

  Kenny Guinn.jpg
Nominee Kenny Guinn Joe Neal
Party Republican Democratic
Percentage 68.24% 22.01%

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County Results

Governor before election

Kenny Guinn
Republican

Elected Governor

Kenny Guinn
Republican

The 2002 Nevada gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican Governor Kenny Guinn defeated Democratic nominee and Nevada State Senator Joe Neal in a landslide to win a second and final term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Joe Neal, Nevada State Senator
  • Barbara Scott, public accountant
  • Dan Meyer
  • Christopher J. Petrella, veteran

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Neal 31,805 35.75%
Democratic None of these candidates 21,875 24.59%
Democratic Barbara Scott 18,974 21.33%
Democratic Dan Meyer 11,403 12.82%
Democratic Christopher J. Petrella 4,917 5.53%
Totals 117,474 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Kenny Guinn, incumbent Governor of Nevada
  • Shirley Cook, retired court reporter
  • Bruce Westcott, businessman
  • Bill Hiett, rancher
  • Stan Lusak, retired janitor and postal employee
  • James K. Prevot
  • Carlo Poliak, perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenny Guinn (inc.) 97,367 82.88%
Republican Shirley Cook 7,717 6.57%
Republican None of these candidates 7,195 6.12%
Republican Bruce Westcott 2,507 2.13%
Republican Bill Hiett 1,167 0.99%
Republican Stan Lusak 566 0.48%
Republican James K. Prevot 560 0.48%
Republican Carlo Poliak 395 0.34%
Totals 117,474 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nevada gubernatorial election, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kenny Guinn (inc.) 344,001 68.24% +16.61%
Democratic Joe Neal 110,935 22.01% -20.03%
None of These Candidates 23,674 4.70% +1.78%
Libertarian Dick Geyer 8,104 1.61% -0.08%
Independent American David G. Holmgren 7,047 1.40% -0.33%
Independent Jerry L. Norton 5,543 1.10%
Green Charles Laws 4,775 0.95%
Majority 233,066 46.24% +36.64%
Turnout 504,079
Republican hold Swing

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