United States gubernatorial elections, 1985

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United States Gubernatorial elections, 1985
United States
1984 ←
November 5, 1985 → 1986

Governorships of NJ, NMI, and VA
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 34 governorships 16 governorships
Seats before 34 16
Seats after 34 16
Seat change ±0 ±0

1985 Gubernatorial election map.svg

  Republican hold
  Democratic hold

The United States gubernatorial elections of 1985 were held on November 5, 1985 in two states, New Jersey and Virginia. Both seats remained in their respective parties' controls.

Election results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
New Jersey Thomas Kean Republican Re-elected, 69.6% Peter Shapiro (Democratic) 29.3%
Virginia Chuck Robb Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Gerald L. Baliles (Democratic) 55.2%
Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr. (Republican) 44.8%