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1990 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

1990 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

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Nominee David Walters Bill Price Thomas Ledgerwood
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 523,196 297,584 90,534
Percentage 57.4% 32.7% 9.9%

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County Results

Walters:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Price:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Henry Bellmon
Republican

Elected Governor

David Walters
Democratic

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election of 1990 was held on November 6, 1990 to elect the Governor of Oklahoma. Democratic businessman David Walters won the election easily despite his lack of political experience.[1]

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wes Watkins 175,568 32.3
Democratic David Walters 171,730 31.6
Democratic Steve Lewis 160,455 29.6
Democratic John Shorty Barnett 23,648 4.4
Democratic Anne Hartin Langston 11,605 2.1
Total votes 543,006 100.00
Democratic runoff primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Walters 243,252 50.7
Democratic Wes Watkins 236,597 49.3
Total votes 380,610 100.00

Republican Primary

Results

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vince Orza 75,992 40.1
Republican Bill Price 51,355 27.1
Republican Burns Hargis 33,641 17.8
Republican Jerry Brown 25,670 13.5
Republican Jerry Hoyt 2,792 1.5
Total votes 189,450 100.00
Republican runoff primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Price 94,682 50.8
Republican Vince Orza 91,599 49.2
Total votes 186,281 100.00

General Election

1990 Oklahoma gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Walters 523,196 57.4
Republican Bill Price 297,584 32.7
Independent Thomas D. Ledgerwood II 90,534 9.9
Majority
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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