Minnesota Gubernatorial Elections, 1857-present

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The following is a list of gubernatorial election results in the state of Minnesota from 1857 to the present.

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1857

The 1857 election was held before Minnesota gained statehood in 1858.

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Henry H. Sibley Democratic 17,790 50% image:yes_check.png
Alexander Ramsey Republican 17,550 50%

1859-1883

From 1859 until 1883, gubernatorial elections were held biennially in odd-numbered years.

1859

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Alexander Ramsey Republican 21,335 55% image:yes_check.png
George L. Becker Democratic 17,582 45%

1861

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Alexander Ramsey* Republican 16,274 61% image:yes_check.png
E. O. Hamblin Democratic 10,448 39%

1863

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Stephen Miller Republican 19,628 % image:yes_check.png
Henry T. Welles Democratic 12,739 %

1865

1867

1869

1871

1873

1875

1877

1879

1881

1883

1886-1962

From 1886 until 1962, gubenatorial elections were held biennially in even-numbered years. Starting with the 1962 election, the gubernatorial term was increased from two to four years.

1886

1888

1890

1892

1894

1896

1898

1900

1902

1904

1906

1908

1910

1912

1914

1916

1918

1920

1922

1924

1926

1928

1930

1932

1934

1936

1938

1940

1942

1944

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Edward J. Thye Republican 701,185 62% image:yes_check.png
Byron G. Allen Democratic-Farmer-Labor 430,132 38%
Gerald M. York Industrial Government 7,151 0%

Republican Hold

1946

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Luther W. Youngdahl Republican 519,067 59% image:yes_check.png
Harold H. Barker Democratic-Farmer-Labor 349,565 40%
Rudolph Gustafson Industrial Government (Socialist Labor) 11,716 1%

Republican Hold

1948

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Luther W. Youngdahl* Republican 643,572 % image:yes_check.png
Charles L. Halsted Democratic-Farmer-Labor 545,766 %
Orville E. Olson Prohibition 14,950 %
Rudolph Gustafson Industrial Government (Socialist Labor) 6,598 %

Republican Hold

1950

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Luther W. Youngdahl* Republican 635,800 % image:yes_check.png
Harry H. Peterson Democratic-Farmer-Labor 400,637 %
Vernon G. Campbell Industrial Government (Socialist Labor) 10,195 %

Republican Hold

1952

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
C. Elmer Anderson Republican 785,125 % image:yes_check.png
Orville L. Freeman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 624,480 %
Martin Fredrickson Progressive 5,227 %
Eldrid H. Bauers Industrial Government (Socialist Labor) 4,037 %

Republican Hold

1954

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Orville L. Freeman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 607,099 % image:yes_check.png
C. Elmer Anderson* Republican 538,865 %
Ross Schelin Industrial Government 5,453 %

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Gain

1956

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Orville L. Freeman* Democratic-Farmer-Labor 731,180 % image:yes_check.png
Ancher Nelsen Republican 685,196 %
Rudolph Gustafson Industrial Government 5,785 %

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Hold

1958

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Orville L. Freeman* Democratic-Farmer-Labor 658,326 % image:yes_check.png
George MacKinnon Republican 490,731 %
Arne Anderson Industrial Government 10,858 %

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Hold

1960

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Elmer L. Andersen Republican 783,813 % image:yes_check.png
Orville L. Freeman* Democratic-Farmer-Labor 760,934 %
Rudolph Gustafson Industrial Government 5,518 %

Republican Gain

1962

The 1962 gubernatorial election was one of the closest in state history and remained undecided until March 1963.

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Karl F. Rolvaag Democratic-Farmer-Labor 619,842 % image:yes_check.png
Elmer L. Andersen* Republican 619,751 %
William Braatz Industrial Government 7,234 %

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Gain

1966-present

1966

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Harold LeVander Republican 680,593 53% image:yes_check.png
Karl F. Rolvaag* Democratic-Farmer-Labor 607,943 47%
Kenneth Sachs Industrial Government 6,522 1%

Republican Gain

1970

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Wendell R. Anderson Democratic-Farmer-Labor 737,921 % image:yes_check.png
Douglas M. Head Republican 621,780 %
Karl Heck Industrial Government 4,781 %
Jack Kirkham Write-in 961 %

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Gain

1974

Governor Candidate Party Votes % Won
Wendell R. Anderson Democratic-Farmer-Labor 786,787 % image:yes_check.png
John W. Johnson Republican 367,722 %
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1978

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1986

1990

1994

1998

2002

2006

2010

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