1986 Maryland gubernatorial election

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1986 Maryland gubernatorial election

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Nominee William Donald Schaefer Thomas J. Mooney
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Melvin Steinberg Melvin A. Bilal
Popular vote 907,291 194,185
Percentage 82.37% 17.63%

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County Results
Schaefer:      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%      90-100%

Governor before election

Harry Hughes
Democratic

Elected Governor

William Donald Schaefer
Democratic

The 1986 Maryland gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1986. Democratic nominee William Donald Schaefer defeated Republican nominee Thomas J. Mooney with 82.37% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 9, 1986.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Donald Schaefer 395,170 61.75
Democratic Stephen H. Sachs 224,755 35.12
Democratic Lawrence K. Freeman 14,120 2.21
Democratic Mary Fellenbaum Holter 5,919 0.93
Total votes 639,964 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • William Donald Schaefer, Democratic
  • Thomas J. Mooney, Republican

Results[edit]

1986 Maryland gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William Donald Schaefer 907,291 82.37%
Republican Thomas J. Mooney 194,185 17.63%
Majority 713,106
Turnout 1,101,476
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1986 Gubernatorial Primary Election Results". Elections.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  2. ^ "1986 Gubernatorial General Election Results". Elections.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2019-01-01.