The 1982 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982.
Michael Dukakis was elected to a second non-consecutive term. He beat
RepublicanJohn W. Sears in the General election, after defeating Incumbent Governor
Edward J. King in the Democratic primary.
This election notably saw the
Kerry ticket for Governor and Lt. Governor, a gubernatorial ticket made up of the
2004 Democratic nominees for President of the United States, who both lost to a Bush family member,