United States gubernatorial elections, 1987

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United States Gubernatorial elections, 1987
United States
1986 ←
October 24, 1987 (LA), November 3, 1987 (KY and MS)
→ 1988

Governorships of KY, LA and MS
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 26 governorships 24 governorships
Seats before 26 24
Seats after 26 24
Seat change ±0 ±0

1987 Gubernatorial election map.svg

  Democratic holds

The United States gubernatorial elections of 1987 were held on November 3, 1987 in three states: Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Democrats retained all three seats up for election even though three new people were elected governor.

Election results[edit]

A bolded state name features an article about the specific election.

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Martha Layne Collins Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Wallace G. Wilkinson (Democratic) 64.5%
John Harper (Republican) 34.9%
Louisiana Edwin Edwards Democratic Advanced in primary (27.9%), withdrew from runoff Buddy Roemer (Democratic) 33.2%
Bob Livingston (Republican) 18.5%
Billy Tauzin (Democratic) 9.9%
Jim Brown (Democratic) 8.9%
Speedy O. Long (Democratic) 1.2%
Mississippi William Allain Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Ray Mabus (Democratic) 53.4%
Jack Reed (Republican) 46.6%