Arizona gubernatorial election, 2002

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Arizona gubernatorial election, 2002
Arizona
1998 ←
November 5, 2002 → 2006

  Portrait Napolitano hires crop.JPG Matt Salmon, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Mahoney Mahuad Roca.JPG
Nominee Janet Napolitano Matt Salmon Richard Mahoney
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 566,284 554,465 84,947
Percentage 46.19% 45.22% 6.93%

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Election results by county

Governor before election

Jane Dee Hull
Republican

Elected Governor

Janet Napolitano
Democratic

The 2002 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2002 for the post of Governor of Arizona. Democratic Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano defeated Republican former Congressman Matt Salmon.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Salmon 174,055 55.99
Republican Betsey Bayless 92,473 29.75
Republican Carol Springer 44,333 14.26
Republican Write-ins 24 0.01
Total votes 310,861 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janet Napolitano 128,702 57.23
Democratic Alfredo Gutierrez 50,377 22.40
Democratic Mark Osterloh 31,422 13.97
Democratic Mike Newcomb 14,373 6.39
Total votes 224,874 100.00

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Barry Hess 1,414 51.01
Libertarian Gary Fallon 1,358 48.99
Total votes 2,772 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Janet Napolitano 566,284 46.19% +10.66%
Republican Matt Salmon 554,465 45.22% -15.72%
Independent Richard Mahoney 84,947 6.93%
Libertarian Barry Hess 20,356 1.66% -1.01%
Write-ins 59 0.00%
Majority 11,819 0.96% -24.45%
Turnout 1,226,111 55.0 +10.0
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Primary" (PDF). Azsos. 
  2. ^ "General" (PDF). Azsos.