|Turnout||53.0% (voting eligible) |
Virginia gubernatorial election results map.
Blue denotes counties/districts won by Baliles.
Red denotes those won by Durrette.
|Elections in Virginia|
In the 1985 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor Chuck Robb, a Democrat, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Jerry Baliles, the Attorney General of Virginia, was nominated by the Democratic Party to run against the Republican nominee, Wyatt B. Durrette. As of 2017, this is the last time a Democrat won a gubernatorial race in Virginia with a double-digit margin of victory.
- Jerry Baliles, Attorney General of Virginia (D)
- Wyatt Durrette, former Virginia State Delegate, 1981 Republican nominee for Attorney General of Virginia (R)
|Democratic||Gerald L. Baliles||741,438||55.20%||+1.67%|
|Republican||Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr.||601,652||44.79%||-1.63%|
- Virginia Department of Elections (2016). "Registration/Turnout Statistics". The Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
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