Kansas gubernatorial election, 2002

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Kansas gubernatorial election, 2002

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Nominee Kathleen Sebelius Tim Shallenburger
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate John E. Moore Dave Lindstrom
Popular vote 441,858 376,830
Percentage 52.9% 45.1%

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County Results

Governor before election

Bill Graves
Republican

Elected Governor

Kathleen Sebelius
Democratic

The Kansas gubernatorial election of 2002 was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Governor Bill Graves, a Republican was barred from seeking a third term by the Kansas Constitution. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius, the Democratic nominee, squared off against Kansas State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger, the Republican nominee, with Sebelius defeating Shallenburger to become the second female Governor of Kansas after Joan Finney who served as Governor from 1991 to 1995.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen Sebelius 87,499 100.00
Total votes 87,499 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Shallenburger 122,141 41.47
Republican Dave Kerr 86,995 29.54
Republican Bob Knight 77,642 26.36
Republican Dan Bloom 7,726 2.62
Total votes 294,504 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Kansas gubernatorial election, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Kathleen Sebelius 441,858 52.87% +30.22%
Republican Tim Shallenburger 376,830 45.09% -28.28%
Reform Theodore Pettibone 8,907 1.07% +0.01%
Libertarian Dennis Hawver 8,097 0.97%
Majority 65,028 7.78% -42.93%
Turnout 835,692
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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