|Elections in Alaska|
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.  
|Alaskan Independence||Joe Vogler||10,013||5.58%|
|Libertarian||Mary Jane O'Brannon||1,050||0.58%|
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- "1986 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Alaska" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
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