1986 Arizona Gubernatorial Election
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1986 Arizona Gubernatorial Election
1986 Arizona gubernatorial election

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  Evan Mecham (Arizona governor).jpg Carolyn Warner by Gage Skidmore.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Evan Mecham Carolyn Warner Bill Schulz
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 343,913 298,986 224,085
Percentage 39.67% 34.49% 25.85%

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County results
Mecham:      30-40%      40-50%
Warner:      40-50%      60-70%

Governor before election

Bruce Babbitt

Elected Governor

Evan Mecham

The 1986 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1986, for the post of Governor of Arizona. Republican Evan Mecham defeated the Democratic nominee and State Superintendent Carolyn Warner and independent candidate Bill Schulz. This was the first gubernatorial election in which La Paz County participated after separating from Yuma County in between this election and the one just before it.

General election


Arizona gubernatorial election, 1986[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Evan Mecham 343,913 39.67% +7.20%
Democratic Carolyn Warner 298,986 34.49% -27.98%
Independent Bill Schulz 224,085 25.85%
Majority 44,927 5.18% -24.82%
Turnout 866,984
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-02. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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