1998 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1998

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Nominee Gary Johnson Martin Chávez
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Walter Bradley Diane Denish
Popular vote 271,948 226,755
Percentage 54.5% 45.5%

New Mexico Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 1998.svg
Election results by county
Johnson:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Chávez:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Gary Johnson
Republican

Elected Governor

Gary Johnson
Republican

The New Mexico gubernatorial election of 1998 contest to elect the next Governor of New Mexico. The winner of the election would serve a term from January 1, 1999 until January 1, 2003. Incumbent Republican Governor Gary Johnson was eligible and ran for re-election and was re-elected. As of 2019, this is the last time a non-Hispanic was elected Governor of New Mexico.

Democratic Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Primary Results[edit]

June 2, 1998 Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martin J. Chávez 82,147 48.11
Democratic Gary K. King 51,847 30.36
Democratic Jerry Apodaca 16,303 9.55
Democratic Robert E. Vigil 10,483 6.14
Democratic Reese P. Fullerton 5,800 3.40
Democratic Ben Chavez 4,127 2.42
Democratic Frances Salas (write-in) 29 0.02
Total votes 170,736 100

Republican Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Primary Results[edit]

June 2, 1998 Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Johnson 64,669 100
Total votes 64,669 100

Election results[edit]

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1998[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Gary Johnson (inc.) 271,948 54.53% +4.72%
Democratic Martin Chávez 226,755 45.47% +5.55%
Majority 45,193 9.06% -0.83%
Turnout 498,703
Republican hold Swing

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