|Turnout||82.51% 3.54 |
Results by town. Red indicates towns carried by John W. Sears, blue indicates towns carried by Michael Dukakis.
|Elections in Massachusetts|
The 1982 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982. Michael Dukakis was elected to a second non-consecutive term. He beat Republican John W. Sears in the General election, after defeating Incumbent Governor Edward J. King in the Democratic primary.
- 1 Democratic primary
- 2 Republican primary
- 3 References
Former Governor Michael Dukakis challenged incumbent Governor Edward J. King in a rematch of the 1978 Democratic primary. This time, Dukakis was victorious 53–47%.
|Democratic||Edward J. King||549,335||46.50%||4.57|
- John Kerry, veteran and anti-war activist
- Evelyn Murphy, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere and former State Secretary of Economic Affairs
- Lou Nickinello, State Representative
- Lois Pines, former State Representative
- Samuel Rotondi, State Senator
- Andrew Card, State Representative
- John Lakian, businessman
- John Winthrop Sears, former Suffolk County and Boston City Councilman
|Republican||John W. Sears||90,617||50.71%|
- Leon Lombardi, State Representative
Lombardi was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
|Democratic||Michael Dukakis ( John Kerry)||1,219,109||59.48%||6.97|
|Republican||John W. Sears ( Leon Lombardi)||749,679||36.57%||10.62|
|Independent||Frank Rich (John Davies)||63,068||3.08%||N/A|
|Libertarian||Rebecca Shipman (Norman MacConnell, Jr.)||17,918||0.87%||N/A|