1986 Colorado gubernatorial election

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1986 Colorado gubernatorial election

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Nominee Roy Romer Ted L. Strickland
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Mike Callihan Kathy Arnold
Popular vote 616,325 434,420
Percentage 58.20% 41.03%

Colorado Governor Election Results by County, 1986.svg
County Results
Romer:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%
     70–80%
Strickland:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Richard Lamm
Democratic

Elected Governor

Roy Romer
Democratic

The 1986 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1986. Democratic nominee Roy Romer defeated Republican nominee Ted L. Strickland with 58.20% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 12, 1986.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roy Romer 101,192 100.00
Total votes 101,192 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted L. Strickland 66,796 35.56
Republican Steve Schuck 64,245 34.21
Republican Bob Kirscht 56,779 30.23
Total votes 187,820 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Roy Romer, Democratic
  • Ted L. Strickland, Republican

Other candidates

  • Earl F. Dodge Jr., Prohibition

Results[edit]

1986 Colorado gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Roy Romer 616,325 58.20%
Republican Ted L. Strickland 434,420 41.03%
Prohibition Earl F. Dodge Jr. 8,183 0.77%
Majority 181,905
Turnout 1,058,928
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast 1986" (PDF). Secretary of State of Colorado. 1986. Retrieved December 8, 2018.