The 1982 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1982. Incumbent
Joseph Brennan defeated
Republican challenger Charles R. Cragin. Brennan defeated Cragin, winning his re-election by the largest number of votes in the state's history, and the highest percent margin in more than thirty years. The 281,066 votes received by Brennan represented the single highest vote total for governor in Maine history, until the re-election of Governor
Paul LePage in 2014.