1982 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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Nominee Toney Anaya John Irick
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 215,840 191,626
Percentage 53.0% 47.0%

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County results
Anaya:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Irick:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Bruce King
Democratic

Elected Governor

Toney Anaya
Democratic

The 1982 New Mexico gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1982, in order to elect the Governor of New Mexico. Due to term limits, incumbent Democrat Bruce King was ineligible to seek a second term as Governor. As of 2019, this is the last election in which a Governor was succeeded by a member of the same party.

Democratic primary

The Democratic primary was won by former Attorney General Toney Anaya.

Results

New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1982[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Toney Anaya 101,077 56.95
Democratic Aubrey Dunn, Sr. 60,866 34.29
Democratic Fabian Chavez Jr. 11,874 6.69
Democratic Les Houston 3,673 2.07
Total votes 177,490 100.00

Republican primary

The Republican primary was won by John B. Irick

Results

New Mexico Republican gubernatorial primary, 1982[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John B. Irick 35,789 54.56
Republican William A. Sego 27,220 41.50
Republican James A. Caudell 2,590 3.95
Total votes 65,599 100.00

General election

Results

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1982[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Toney Anaya 215,840 52.97
Republican John B. Irick 191,626 47.03
Total votes 407,466 100.00
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ "NM Governor D Primary 1982". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "NM Governor R Primary 1982". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "NM Governor 1982". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 15, 2016.