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1982 Iowa gubernatorial election

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1982 Iowa gubernatorial election
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Nominee Terry Branstad Roxanne Conlin
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 548,313 483,291
Percentage 52.8% 46.5%

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County Results

Branstad:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Conlin:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Robert D. Ray

Elected Governor

Terry Branstad

The 1982 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982. Republican nominee Terry Branstad defeated Democratic nominee Roxanne Conlin with 52.81% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 8, 1982.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roxanne Conlin 94,481 48.19
Democratic Jerome D. Fitzgerald 61,340 31.28
Democratic Edward Campbell 40,233 20.52
Democratic Write-ins 17 0.01
Total votes 196,071 100.00

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Terry Branstad (incumbent) 128,314 99.91
Republican Write-ins 120 0.09
Total votes 128,434 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • Terry Branstad, Republican
  • Roxanne Conlin, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Marcia Farrington, Libertarian
  • Jim Bittner, Socialist


1982 Iowa gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Terry Branstad (incumbent) 548,313 52.81% -5.51%
Democratic Roxanne Conlin 483,291 46.55% +5.57%
Libertarian Marcia Farrington 3,307 0.32% -0.15%
Socialist Jim Bittner 2,767 0.27% +0.04%
Write-ins 551 0.05%
Majority 65,022 6.26%
Turnout 1,038,229
Republican hold Swing


  1. ^ a b c "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa Primary Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1982. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1982. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
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