Minnesota gubernatorial elections, 1857-present

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The following is a list of gubernatorial elections held in the state of Minnesota from 1857 to the present.

Pre-Statehood

1857

The 1857 gubernatorial election was held before Minnesota gained statehood in 1858.

On November 6, 2012, Henry H. Sibley won to the office of Governor of Minnesota. He defeated Alexander Ramsey in the general election.

Governor of Minnesota, 1857
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry H. Sibley 50.3% 17,790
     Republican Alexander Ramsey 49.7% 17,550
Total Votes 35,340
Election Results Via: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State: Minnesota Vote for Governor Since 1857," accessed February 18, 2014

1859-1883

From 1859 until 1883, gubernatorial elections were held biennially in odd-numbered years.

1859

On November 6, 2012, Alexander Ramsey won to the office of Governor of Minnesota. He defeated George L. Becker in the general election.

Governor of Minnesota, 1859
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlexander Ramsey 54.8% 21,335
     Democratic George L. Becker 45.2% 17,582
Total Votes 38,917
Election Results Via: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State: Minnesota Vote for Governor Since 1857," accessed February 18, 2014

1861

1863

On , Stephen Miller won election to the office of Governor of Minnesota. He ran unopposed in the general election.

Governor of Minnesota, 1863
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Miller 60.6% 19,628
     Democratic Henry T. Welles 39.4% 12,739
Total Votes 32,367
Election Results Via: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State: Minnesota Vote for Governor Since 1857," accessed March 2, 2014

1865

On , William R. Marshall won to the office of Governor of Minnesota. He ran unopposed in the general election.

Governor of Minnesota, 1865
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam R. Marshall 55.6% 17,318
     Democratic Henry M. Rice 44.4% 13,842
Total Votes 31,160
Election Results Via: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State: Minnesota Vote for Governor Since 1857," accessed February 18, 2014

1867

1869

1871

1873

1875

1877

1879

1881

1883

1886-1960

From 1886 until 1960, gubernatorial elections were held biennially in even-numbered years.

1886

1888

1890

1892

1894

1896

1898

1900

1902

1904

1906

1908

1910

1912

1914

1916

1918

1920

1922

1924

1926

1928

1930

1932

1934

1936

1938

1940

1942

1944

1946

1948

1950

1952

1954

1956

1958

1960

1962-present

Starting with the 1962 election, gubernatorial election were held every four years.

1962

The 1962 gubernatorial election was one of the closest election in state history and was contested for over four months following the election.

1966

1970

1974

1978

1982

1986

1990

1994

1998

2002

2006

2010

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