United States gubernatorial elections, 1999

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1999
United States
← 1998 October 23, 1999 (LA), November 4, 1999 (KY and MS) 2000 →

3 governorships
  Majority party Minority party
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 31 governorships 17 governorships
Seats before 31 17
Seats after 30 18
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1

1999 Gubernatorial election map.svg
  Republican holds
  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in three states in October and November 1999. Kentucky and Mississippi held their general elections on November 4. Louisiana held the first round of its jungle primary on October 23 and did not need to hold a runoff.

The Democratic Party had a net gain of 1 seat, picking up an open seat in Mississippi.

Election results[edit]

A bolded state name indicates an article about that state's specific election.

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Paul Patton Democratic Re-elected, 60.7% Peppy Martin (Republican) 22.2%
Gatewood Galbraith (Reform) 15.3%
Nailah Jumoke-Yarbrough (Natural Law) 1.2%
Louisiana Mike Foster Republican Re-elected, 62.2% Bill Jefferson (Democratic) 29.5%
Tom Greene (Republican) 2.4%
Mississippi Kirk Fordice Republican Term-Limited, Democratic victory Ronnie Musgrove (Democratic) 49.6%
Mike Parker (Republican) 48.5%
Jerry Ladner (Reform) 1.1%
Helen Perkins (Independent) 0.8%