Oregon gubernatorial election, 1986

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Oregon gubernatorial election, 1986
1982 ←
November 4, 1986 → 1990

  Neil Goldschmidt.jpg Norma Paulus 2008.jpg
Nominee Neil Goldschmidt Norma Paulus
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 549,456 506,989
Percentage 51.85% 47.85%

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County Results

Governor before election

Victor G. Atiyeh

Elected Governor

Neil Goldschmidt

The 1986 Oregon gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1986. Democratic nominee Neil Goldschmidt defeated Republican Norma Paulus to win the election.



Neil Goldschmidt, former United States Secretary of Transportation and former Mayor of Portland, Oregon


Norma Paulus, Oregon Secretary of State

Election results[edit]

The official results of the election were:[1]

Oregon gubernatorial election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Neil Goldschmidt 549,456 51.85
Republican Norma Paulus 506,989 47.85
write-ins 3,188 0.3
Total votes 1,059,633 100
Democratic gain from Republican


  1. ^ "OR Governor Race - Nov 4, 1986". Our Campaign. 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2010-08-20.