United States gubernatorial elections, 1995

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
United States Gubernatorial elections, 1995
United States
1994 ←
November 7, 1995 (KY and MS), October 21, 1995 and November 18, 1995 (LA)
→ 1996

Governorships of KY, LA and MS
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 30 governorships 19 governorships
Seats before 30 19
Seats after 31 18
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1

1995 Gubernatorial election map.svg

  Republican holds
  Republican pickups
  Democratic holds

The 1995 United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 7, 1995 in three states — Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Prior to the elections, Democrats held two seats and Republicans one. With the Republican gain of the open seat in Louisiana, Republicans held two seats and Democrats one following the elections.

Election results[edit]

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

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Brereton Jones Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Paul E. Patton (Democratic) 50.9%
Larry Forgy (Republican) 48.7%
Gatewood Galbraith (Independent) 0.4%
Louisiana Edwin Edwards Democratic Retired, Republican victory Mike Foster (Republican) 63.5%
Cleo Fields (Democratic) 36.5%
Mississippi Kirk Fordice Republican Re-elected, 55.6% Dick Molpus (Democratic) 44.4%