Alabama gubernatorial election, 1998
|Elections in Alabama|
The Alabama gubernatorial election of 1998 was held on 3 November 1998 to select the governor of the state of Alabama. The election saw incumbent Fob James (R) taking on Lieutenant Governor Don Siegelman (D). The result saw Don Siegelman win a decisive victory over Fob James.
The Democratic primary took place on June 2 and saw Lieutenant Governor Don Siegelman easily chosen as the Democratic nominee over Birmingham attorney Lenora Pate and Wayne Sowell.
- Lee Lamb
- Lenora Pate, attorney and former Director of the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations
- Don Siegelman, Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
- Wayne Sowell
The Republican primary took place on June 2 and saw no candidate secure over 50% of the vote, leading to a runoff on June 30. Incumbent Governor Fob James won the runoff to become the Republican nominee.
- Winton Blount, businessman, candidate for Governor in 1994 and son of former U.S. Postmaster General Winton M. Blount
- Guy Hunt, former Governor
- Fob James, incumbent Governor
- Mac McAllister, businessman
- Phil Williams, Sr., former Director of the Alabama Department of Finance
General election results
|Republican||Fob James (incumbent)||546,504||42.1||-8.2|
|Democratic gain from Republican||Swing|
- "Alabama Governor: The Candidates". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
- Sack, Kevin (June 3, 1998). "Alabama Governor Forced Into Runoff in 3d-Term Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2014.