Washington gubernatorial elections, 1889-present

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The following is a list of gubernatorial elections held in the state of Washington from 1889 to the present.

1889

On October 1, 1889, Elisha P. Ferry won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Eugene Semple in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1889
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElisha P. Ferry 57.7% 33,711
     Democratic Eugene Semple 42.3% 24,732
     Other Write-ins 0% 11
Total Votes 58,454
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1892

On , John H. McGraw won to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Henry J. Snively, C. W. Young, and Roger S. Greene in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1892
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn H. McGraw 37% 33,281
     Democratic Henry J. Snively 32.2% 28,960
     People's C. W. Young 26.4% 23,750
     Prohibition Roger S. Greene 4.4% 3,937
Total Votes 89,928
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1896

On , John Rankin Rogers won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Potter C. Sullivan and Robert E. Dunlap in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1896
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Rankin Rogers 55.5% 50,849
     Republican Potter C. Sullivan 41.7% 38,154
Total Votes 91,545
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1900

On November 6, 1900, John Rankin Rogers won re-election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated John M. Frink in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1900
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Rankin Rogers Incumbent 48.9% 52,048
     Republican John M. Frink 46.8% 49,860
     Prohibition Robert E. Dunlap 2% 2,100
     Social Democratic William C. B. Randolph 1.6% 1,670
     Socialist Labor William McCormick 0.8% 843
Total Votes 106,521
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1904

On November 8, 1904, Albert E. Mead won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated George Turner and David Burgess in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1904
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlbert E. Mead 51.3% 74,278
     Democratic George Turner 40.9% 59,119
     Socialist David Burgess 5.1% 7,421
     Prohibition Ambrose H. Sherwood 1.9% 2,782
     Socialist Labor William McCormick 0.7% 1,070
Total Votes 144,670
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1908

On November 3, 1908, Samuel G. Cosgrove won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated John Pattison and George E. Boomer in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1908
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel G. Cosgrove 62.6% 110,190
     Democratic John Pattison 33% 58,126
     Socialist George E. Boomer 2.4% 4,311
     Prohibition 2% 3,514
Total Votes 176,141
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1912

On November 5, 1912, Ernest Lister won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Marion E. Hay, Robert T. Hodge, Anna Agnes Maley, and George F. Stivers in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1912
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngErnest Lister 30.6% 97,251
     Republican Marion E. Hay 30.4% 96,629
     Progressive Robert T. Hodge 24.4% 77,731
     Socialist Anna Agnes Maley 11.7% 37,155
     Prohibition George F. Stivers 2.6% 8,163
     Socialist Labor Abraham Lincoln Brearcliff 0.4% 1,369
Total Votes 318,298
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1916

On November 7, 1916, Ernest Lister won re-election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Henry McBride and L. E. Katterfeld in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1916
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngErnest Lister Incumbent 48.1% 181,645
     Republican Henry McBride 44.4% 167,809
     Socialist L. E. Katterfeld 5.6% 21,117
     Prohibition A. B. L. Getterman 0.9% 3,514
     Progressive James E. Bradford 0.8% 2,894
     Socialist Labor James E. Rirodan 0.2% 623
Total Votes 377,602
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1920

On November 2, 1920, Louis F. Hart won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Robert Bridges and W. W. Black in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1920
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLouis F. Hart 52.7% 210,662
     Farmer-Labor Robert Bridges 30.4% 121,371
     Democratic W. W. Black 16.5% 66,079
     Socialist Labor David Burgess 0.3% 1,296
Total Votes 399,408
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1924

On November 4, 1924, Roland H. Hartley won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Ben F. Hill and J. R. Oman in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1924
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoland H. Hartley 56.4% 220,162
     Democratic Ben F. Hill 32.4% 126,447
     Farmer-Labor J. R. Oman 10.3% 40,073
     State William A. Gilmore 0.5% 1,954
     Socialist Emil Hermann 0.2% 898
     Socialist Labor David Burgess 0.2% 770
Total Votes 390,304
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1928

On November 6, 1928, Roland H. Hartley won re-election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Scott Bullitt in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1928
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoland H. Hartley Incumbent 56.2% 281,991
     Democratic Scott Bullitt 42.7% 214,334
     Socialist Labor James F. Stark 0.7% 3,343
     Socialist Walter Price 0.3% 1,262
     Workers Aaron Fyslerman 0.1% 698
Total Votes 501,628
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1932

On November 8, 1932, Clarence D. Martin won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated John A. Gellatly and L. C. Hicks in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1932
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClarence D. Martin 57.3% 352,215
     Republican John A. Gellatly 33.8% 207,497
     Liberty L. C. Hicks 6.8% 41,710
     Socialist John F. McKay 1.6% 9,987
     Communist Fred E. Walker 0.4% 2,532
     Socialist Labor Edward Kriz 0.1% 449
     Independent Maslen Meade 0.1% 378
Total Votes 614,768
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed March 3, 2014

1936

On November 3, 1936, Clarence D. Martin won re-election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Roland H. Hartley in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1936
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClarence D. Martin Incumbent 69.4% 466,550
     Republican Roland H. Hartley 28.1% 189,141
     Union O. M. Nelson 0.9% 6,349
     Socialist John F. McKay 0.6% 4,221
     Farmer-Labor-Commonwealth William M. Bouck 0.3% 1,994
     Christian Malcolm M. Moore 0.3% 1,947
     Communist Harold P. Brockway 0.3% 1,939
     Socialist Labor Eugene Solie 0.1% 466
Total Votes 672,607
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed March 3, 2014

1940

On November 5, 1940, Arthur B. Langlie won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated C. C. Dill in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1940
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArthur B. Langlie 50.2% 392,522
     Democratic C. C. Dill 49.5% 386,706
     Socialist Labor P. J. Ater 0.2% 1,674
     Communist John Brockway 0.1% 426
Total Votes 781,328
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed March 3, 2014; Washington Secretary of State, Elections Search - Results November 1940 General.," accessed March 3, 2014

1944

On November 7, 1944, Monrad C. Wallgren won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Arthur B. Langlie in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1944
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMonrad C. Wallgren 51.5% 428,834
     Republican Arthur B. Langlie Incumbent 48.1% 400,604
     Prohibition Allen Emerson 0.2% 1,676
     Socialist Labor Henry E. O. Gusey 0.2% 1,369
Total Votes 832,483
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed March 26, 2014

1948

On November 2, 1948, Arthur B. Langlie won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Arthur B. Langlie and Henry Killman in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1948
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArthur B. Langlie 50.5% 445,958
     Democratic Monrad C. Wallgren Incumbent 47.2% 417,035
     Progressive Russel H. Fluent 2.2% 19,224
     Socialist Labor Henry Killman 0.1% 780
     Socialist Workers Daniel Roberts 0% 144
Total Votes 883,141
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed March 26, 2014

1952

On November 4, 1952, Arthur B. Langlie won re-election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Hugh B. Mitchell in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1952
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArthur B. Langlie Incumbent 52.6% 567,822
     Democratic Hugh B. Mitchell 47.4% 510,675
Total Votes 1,078,497
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed March 26, 2014

1956

On November 6, 1956, Albert D. Rosellini won election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Emmett T. Anderson in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1956
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlbert D. Rosellini 54.6% 616,773
     Republican Emmett T. Anderson 45% 508,041
     Socialist Labor Henry Killman 0.4% 4,163
Total Votes 1,128,977
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed March 26, 2014

1960

On November 8, 1960, Albert D. Rosellini won re-election to the office of Governor of Washington. He defeated Lloyd Andrews in the general election.

Governor of Washington, 1960
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlbert D. Rosellini Incumbent 50.3% 611,987
     Republican Lloyd Andrews 48.9% 594,122
     Socialist Labor Henry Killman 0.7% 8,647
     Socialist Workers Jack W. Wright 0.1% 992
Total Votes 1,215,748
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed March 26, 2014

1964

Governor of Washington, 1964
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1968

Governor of Washington, 1968
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1972

Governor of Washington, 1972
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1976

Governor of Washington, 1976
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1980

Governor of Washington, 1980
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1984

Governor of Washington, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1988

Governor of Washington, 1988
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1992

Governor of Washington, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

1996

Governor of Washington, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

2000

Governor of Washington, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

2004

The 2004 gubernatorial election was one of the closest statewide elections in Washington's history, leading to two statewide recounts.

First Count

In the original count on Election Day, November 2, 2004, State Senator and Republican candidate Dino Rossi defeated Democratic attorney general Christine Gregoire by 262 votes.

Second Count

In the first statewide recount, Rossi defeated Gregoire by 42 votes.

Third Count

The final, certified results of the election declared Gregoire the winner by 129 votes.

2008

Governor of Washington, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

2012

Governor of Washington, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
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Total Votes 0
Election Results Via: David Leip, "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections," accessed February 18, 2014

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