Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994
1990 ←
November 8, 1994 → 1998

  William Weld 90s 2.jpg Mark Roosevelt.jpg
Nominee William Weld Mark Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Paul Cellucci Bob Massie
Popular vote 1,533,390 611,650
Percentage 70.85% 28.26%

1994 MA Governor.png

Results by town. Red indicates towns carried by William Weld, blue indicates towns carried by Mark Roosevelt.

Governor before election

William Weld

Elected Governor

William Weld

The 1994 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1994. William Weld was re-elected Governor of Massachusetts by the largest margin in state history.


William Weld ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.

The Democratic Primary was won by Mark Roosevelt, a State Representative and the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He defeated State Senators George A. Bachrach and Michael J. Barrett.

Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Roosevelt 215,061 47.91%
Democratic George Bachrach 120,567 26.86%
Democratic Michael J. Barrett 111,199 24.77%

Activist Bob Massie defeated State Representative Marc Draisen for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

Massachusetts Democratic Lt. Gubernatorial Primary, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Massie 193,508 52.66%
Democratic Marc Draisen 173,896 47.34%

General election[edit]


Source Date Weld (R) Roosevelt (D)
Boston Herald Oct. 2, 1994 60% 29%


Weld defeated Democrat Mark Roosevelt by a 71-28% margin, the largest Gubernatorial margin of victory in Massachusetts history.

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican William Weld (Paul Cellucci) 1,533,390 70.85%
Democratic Mark Roosevelt (Bob Massie) 611,650 28.26%

Other races[edit]