1985 Virginia gubernatorial election
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In the 1985 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor Chuck Robb, a Democrat, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Jerry Baliles, the Attorney General of Virginia, was nominated by the Democratic Party to run against the Republican nominee, Wyatt B. Durrette. This is the most recent time the Democratic candidate won a gubernatorial race in Virginia with a double-digit margin of victory.
|Turnout||53.0% (voting eligible)|
County and independent city results
Baliles: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
Durrette: 50–60% 60–70%
- Jerry Baliles, Attorney General of Virginia (D), who defeated Lieutenant Governor Dick Davis.
- Wyatt Durrette, former Virginia State Delegate, 1981 Republican nominee for Attorney General of Virginia (R)
|Democratic||Gerald L. Baliles||741,438||55.20%||+1.67%|
|Republican||Wyatt B. Durrette Jr.||601,652||44.79%||-1.63%|
- ^ Virginia Department of Elections (2016). "Registration/Turnout Statistics". The Commonwealth of Virginia. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
- ^ 1985 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Virginia US Election Atlas