1982 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Bob Graham Skip Bafalis
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Wayne Mixson Leo Callahan
Popular vote 1,739,553 949,013
Percentage 64.70% 35.30%

County results
Graham:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Bafalis:      50-60%

Governor before election

Bob Graham
Democratic

Elected Governor

Bob Graham
Democratic

The 1982 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Democratic Governor Bob Graham was re-elected, defeating Republican nominee Skip Bafalis with 64.70% of the vote. Bafalis was the last Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee to have never won a gubernatorial general election.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 7, 1982.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Graham (incumbent) 839,128 84.47%
Democratic Fred Kuhn 93,083 9.37%
Democratic Bob Kunst 61,191 6.16%
Total votes 993,402 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Skip Bafalis 325,118 86.36%
Republican Vernon Davids 51,343 13.64%
Total votes 376,461 100.00%

General election

Candidates

Results

1982 Florida gubernatorial election[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Graham (incumbent) 1,739,553 64.70%
Republican Skip Bafalis 949,013 35.30%
Total votes 2,688,566 100.00%
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ "FL Governor, 1982 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  2. ^ Florida Handbook 1985-86, p. 605.
  3. ^ "FL Governor, 1982 - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  4. ^ Florida Handbook 1985-86, p. 601.
  5. ^ Cook, Rhodes, ed. (2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State. CQ Press. p. 81. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  6. ^ "FL Governor, 1982". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  7. ^ Florida Handbook 1985-86, p. 600.

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