1999 United States gubernatorial elections

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1999 United States gubernatorial elections

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

3 governorships
  Majority party Minority party
  SchaferEd-official (cropped).jpg Frank O'Bannon.jpg
Leader Ed Schafer Frank O'Bannon
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat North Dakota Indiana
Last election 31 governorships 17 governorships
Seats before 31 17
Seats after 30 18
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 1,304,682 1,114,177
Percentage 53.94% 46.06%

1999 Gubernatorial election map.svg
Map of the Results
     Democratic hold      Republican hold
     Democratic gain      No election

The 1999 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 one 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 E. 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% William J. Jefferson (Democratic) 29.5%
Tom Greene (Republican) 2.4%
Mississippi Kirk Fordice Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Ronnie Musgrove (Democratic) 49.6%
Michael Parker (Republican) 48.5%
Jerry Ladner (Reform) 1.1%
Helen Perkins (Independent) 0.8%