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Alaska gubernatorial election, 1986

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Nominee Steve Cowper Arliss Sturgulewski Joe Vogler
Party Democratic Republican Alaskan Independence
Running mate Steve McAlpine Terry Miller Al Rowe
Popular vote 84,943 76,515 10,013
Percentage 47.3% 42.6% 5.6%

Governor before election

Bill Sheffield
Democratic

Elected Governor

Steve Cowper
Democratic

The 1986 Alaska gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1986, for the post of Governor of Alaska. Incumbent Governor Bill Sheffield, a Democrat who was seeking re-election, was defeated by Steve Cowper in the Democratic primary election on August 26, 1986. [1] [2]

In the general election, Democratic state Representative Steve Cowper defeated Republican candidate Arliss Sturgulewski and Alaska Independence candidate Joe Vogler.

Results

1986 gubernatorial election, Alaska [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Steve Cowper 84,943 47.31%
Republican Arliss Sturgulewski 76,515 42.61%
Alaskan Independence Joe Vogler 10,013 5.58%
Libertarian Mary Jane O'Brannon 1,050 0.58%
Write-in votes 7,034 3.92%
Majority 8,428 7.97
Turnout 179,555
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Hanlon, Tegan (2015-10-27). "Former Alaska first lady Michael Margaret Stewart, ex-wife of Steve Cowper, dead at 62". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
  2. ^ "Looking back in Fairbanks — Aug. 29". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
  3. ^ "1986 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Alaska" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.