|Turnout||64.8% (voting eligible) |
|Elections in Virginia|
In the 1981 Virginia gubernatorial election, Republican incumbent Governor John N. Dalton was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Chuck Robb, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, was nominated by the Democratic Party to run against the Republican nominee, state Attorney General J. Marshall Coleman.
- Chuck Robb, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (D)
- J. Marshall Coleman, Attorney General of Virginia (R)
|Democratic||Charles S. Robb||760,357||53.56%||+10.32%|
|Republican||J. Marshall Coleman||659,398||46.44%||-9.41%|
|Democratic gain from Republican||Swing|
- Virginia Department of Elections (2016). "Registration/Turnout Statistics". The Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
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