Washington gubernatorial election, 1980

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Washington gubernatorial election, 1980
Washington (state)
1976 ←
November 4, 1980 → 1984

  JohnDSpellman.jpg JimMcDermott3.jpg
Nominee John Spellman Jim McDermott
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 981,083 749,813
Percentage 56.68% 43.32%

Governor before election

Dixy Lee Ray

Elected Governor

John Spellman

The State of Washington holds its gubernatorial election every fourth year, concurrent with the United States presidential election. This election took place on November 4, 1980. Spellman was the last Republican elected governor of Washington

General election results[edit]

Governor of Washington election, 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Spellman 981,083 56.68%
Democratic Jim McDermott 749,813 43.32%