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2000 United States gubernatorial elections

United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 7, 2000 in 11 states and two territories. The elections coincided with the presidential election.

2000 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1999 November 7, 2000 2001 →

13 governorships
11 states; 2 territories
  Majority party Minority party
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 30 governorships 18 governorships
Seats before 30 18
Seats after 29 19
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1

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  Republican hold
  Democratic hold
  Democratic gain

Election resultsEdit

Only the governorship of West Virginia changed party hands in 2000, when Democrat Bob Wise defeated Republican incumbent Cecil Underwood.

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidates
Delaware Tom Carper Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Ruth Ann Minner (Democratic) 59.2%
John Burris (Republican) 39.7%
Floyd McDowell (Ind. Delaware) 1.1%
Indiana Frank O'Bannon Democratic Re-elected, 56.6% David McIntosh (Republican) 41.7%
Andrew Horning (Libertarian) 1.8%
Missouri Roger Wilson Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Bob Holden (Democratic) 49.1%
Jim Talent (Republican) 48.2%
Larry Rice (Independent) 1.5%
John Swenson (Libertarian) 0.5%
Lavoy Reed (Green) 0.4%
Richard Kline (Reform) 0.2%
Richard Smith (Constitution) 0.1%
Montana Marc Racicot Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Judy Martz (Republican) 51%
Mark O'Keefe (Democratic) 47.1%
Stan Jones (Libertarian) 1.9%
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Democratic Re-elected, 48.7% Gordon Humphrey (Republican) 43.8%
Mary Brown (Independent) 6.4%
John Babiarz (Libertarian) 1.1%
North Carolina Jim Hunt Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Mike Easley (Democratic) 52%
Richard Vinroot (Republican) 46.3%
Barbara Howe (Libertarian) 1.5%
Douglas Schell (Reform) 0.3%
North Dakota Ed Schafer Republican Retired, Republican victory John Hoeven (Republican) 55%
Heidi Heitkamp (Democratic) 45%
Utah Mike Leavitt Republican Re-elected, 55.8% Bill Orton (Democratic) 42.7%
Jeremy Friedbaum (Independent American) 2%
Vermont Howard Dean Democratic Re-elected, 50.4% Ruth Dwyer (Republican) 37.9%
Anthony Pollina (Progressive) 9.5%
Phil Stannard (Independent) 0.7%
Joel Williams (Vermont Grassroots) 0.5%
Hardy Macia (Libertarian) 0.3%
Richard Gottlieb (Liberty Union) 0.1%
Washington Gary Locke Democratic Re-elected, 58.4 John Carlson (Republican) 39.7%
Steve LePage (Libertarian) 1.9%
West Virginia Cecil Underwood Republican Defeated, 47.2% Bob Wise (Democratic) 50.1%
Denise Giardina (Mountain) 1.6%
Bob Myers (Libertarian) 0.9%
Randall Ashelman (Natural Law) 0.2%
Territory Incumbent Party Status Competing candidates
American Samoa[1] Tauese Sunia Democratic Re-elected, 51.44% Lealaifuaneva Peter Reid (Independent) 48.57%
Puerto Rico Pedro Rosselló PNP/Democratic Retired, PPD/Democratic victory Sila Calderón (PPD/Democratic) 48.6
Carlos Pesquera (PNP/Democratic) 45.7%
Rubén Berríos (Puerto Rican Independence Party) 5.2%

See alsoEdit