1982 Michigan gubernatorial election

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Nominee James Blanchard Richard Headlee
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,561,291 1,369,582
Percentage 51.4% 45.1%

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County results
Blanchard:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Headlee:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

William Milliken
Republican

Elected Governor

James Blanchard
Democratic

The 1982 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982.

The Democratic candidate was Congressman James Blanchard and the Republican candidate was insurance executive Richard Headlee.

Results

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1982[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Blanchard 1,561,291 51.36
Republican Richard Headlee 1,369,582 45.05
Tisch Independent Citizens Robert Tisch 80,288 2.64
Libertarian Dick Jacobs 15,603 0.51
American Independent (U.S.) James Phillips 7,356 0.24
Socialist Workers Tim Craine 3,682 0.12
Workers League Martin P. McLaughlin 1,980 0.07
Majority 191,709

References

  1. ^ Parker, Randy (June 6, 2010). "Our Campaigns: MI Governor". Our Campaigns.
  2. ^ Dave Leip. "1982 Gubernatorial General Election Results – Michigan". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.