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execution of the duties of their offices on the fifth Tuesday succeeding their election,
and shall continue in the execution thereof until a successor shall have qualified."

RACES [Show Primaries]
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Date Type Results
Nov 03, 2015 General Election
 Matt Bevin
511,374
52.52%
 Jack Conway
426,620
43.81%
 Drew Curtis
35,597
3.66%
  Write-In (W)
101
0.01%
Nov 08, 2011 General Election
 Steve Beshear(I)
464,245
55.72%
 David Williams
294,034
35.29%
 Gatewood Galbraith
74,860
8.99%
Nov 06, 2007 General Election
 Steve Beshear
619,552
58.71%
 Ernie Fletcher(I)
435,773
41.29%
Nov 04, 2003 General Election
 Ernie Fletcher
596,284
55.04%
 Ben Chandler
487,159
44.96%
Nov 02, 1999 General Election
 Paul Patton(I)
352,099
60.70%
 Josephine E. "Peppy" Martin
128,788
22.20%
 Gatewood Galbraith
88,930
15.33%
 Nailah Jumoke-Yarbrough
6,934
1.20%
 Hobert W. "Hoby" Anderson (W)
3,323
0.57%
Nov 07, 1995 General Election
 Paul Patton
500,605
50.88%
 Larry Forgy
479,227
48.71%
 Gatewood Galbraith (W)
3,965
0.40%
Nov 05, 1991 General Election
 Brereton Jones
540,468
64.72%
 Larry J. Hopkins
294,592
35.28%
Nov 03, 1987 General Election
 Wallace Wilkinson
504,674
64.50%
 John Harper
273,141
34.91%
  Others (W)
4,639
0.59%
Nov 08, 1983 General Election
 Martha Layne Collins
561,674
54.50%
 Jim Bunning
454,650
44.11%
 Nicholas McCubbin
14,347
1.39%
Nov 06, 1979 General Election
 John Y. Brown, Jr.
558,008
59.41%
 Louie B. Nunn
381,278
40.59%
Nov 04, 1975 General Election
 Julian M. Carroll(I)
470,159
62.84%
 Robert E. Gable
277,998
37.16%
Dec 28, 1974 Appointment
 Julian M. Carroll
1
100.00%
Nov 02, 1971 General Election
 Wendell H. Ford
470,420
50.56%
 Thomas Emberton
412,653
44.35%
 A. B. "Happy" Chandler
39,493
4.24%
 William Smith
7,924
0.85%
Nov 07, 1967 General Election
 Louie B. Nunn
454,123
51.20%
 Henry Ward
425,674
47.99%
 Christian Glanz
7,149
0.81%
Nov 05, 1963 General Election
 Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt
449,551
50.74%
 Louie B. Nunn
436,496
49.26%
Nov 03, 1959 General Election
 Bert T. Combs
516,549
60.56%
 John M. Robsion, Jr.
336,456
39.44%
Nov 07, 1955 General Election
 A. B. "Happy" Chandler
451,647
58.02%
 Edwin R. Denney
322,671
41.45%
 Robert H. Garrison
2,687
0.35%
 Jesse K. Lewis
1,483
0.19%
Nov 06, 1951 General Election
 Lawrence Wetherby(I)
346,345
54.60%
 Eugene Siler
288,014
45.40%
Nov 27, 1950 Appointment
 Lawrence Wetherby
1
100.00%
Nov 04, 1947 General Election
 Earle C. Clements
385,242
57.13%
 Eldon S. Dummit
287,130
42.58%
 W. A. Sandefur
1,928
0.29%
Nov 02, 1943 General Election
 Simeon S. Willis
279,144
50.49%
 J. Lyter Donaldson
270,525
48.93%
 Andrew N. Johnson
3,239
0.59%
Nov 07, 1939 General Election
 Keen Johnson(I)
460,834
56.51%
 King Swope
354,704
43.49%
Oct 09, 1939 Appointment
 Keen Johnson
1
100.00%
Nov 05, 1935 General Election
 A. B. "Happy" Chandler
556,262
60.79%
 King Swope
354,704
38.76%
 W. E. Cissna
2,074
0.23%
 W. A. Sandefur
842
0.09%
 Herman Horning
678
0.07%
 John J. Thobe
551
0.06%
Nov 03, 1931 General Election
 Ruby Laffoon
438,513
54.28%
 William B. Harrison
366,982
45.43%
 John J. Thobe
1,163
0.14%
 Herman Horning
1,148
0.14%
Nov 08, 1927 General Election
 Flemon D. "Flem" Sampson
399,698
52.09%
 John Creps Wickliffe Beckham
367,576
47.91%
Nov 06, 1923 General Election
 William J. Fields
356,045
53.25%
 Charles I. Dawson
306,277
45.81%
 William S. Demuth
3,606
0.54%
 M. A. Brinkmar
2,647
0.40%
Nov 04, 1919 General Election
 Edwin P. Morrow
254,472
53.82%
 James D. Black(I)
214,134
45.29%
  Others
4,221
0.89%
May 19, 1919 Appointment
 James D. Black
1
100.00%
Nov 02, 1915 General Election
 Augustus O. Stanley
219,991
49.06%
 Edwin P. Morrow
219,520
48.96%
 L. L. Pickett
4,201
0.94%
 Charles Dobbs
3,307
0.74%
 Fred J. Drexler
1,371
0.31%
Nov 07, 1911 General Election
 James B. McCreary
226,549
52.00%
 E. C. O'Rear
195,672
44.92%
 Walter B. Lanfersiek
8,718
2.00%
 J. D. Rodd
3,673
0.84%
 James H. Arnold
800
0.18%
 S. M. Payton
218
0.05%
Nov 05, 1907 General Election
 Augustus E. Willson
214,478
51.17%
 S. Hager
196,428
46.86%
 L. L. Pickett
6,352
1.52%
 Claude Andrews
1,499
0.36%
 James H. Arnold
381
0.09%
Nov 03, 1903 General Election
 John Creps Wickliffe Beckham(I)
229,014
52.12%
 Morris B. Belknap
202,862
46.17%
 T.P. Demaree
4,830
1.10%
 Alfred Schmitz
2,044
0.47%
 Adam Nagel
615
0.14%
Nov 06, 1900 Special Election
 John Creps Wickliffe Beckham(I)
233,197
49.89%
 John W. Yerkes
229,468
49.09%
 John D. White
2,269
0.49%
 A. H. Cardin
1,666
0.36%
 Walter T. Roberts
456
0.10%
 James Doyle
408
0.09%
Feb 03, 1900 Appointment
 John Creps Wickliffe Beckham
1
100.00%
Jan 31, 1900 General Election
 William Goebel
1
100.00%
 William Sylvester Taylor(I)
0
0.00%
Nov 07, 1899 General Election
 William Sylvester Taylor(I)
193,714
47.82%
 William Goebel
191,331
47.23%
 John Young Brown
14,050
3.47%
 John G. Blair
3,038
0.75%
 O. T. Wallace
2,346
0.58%
 Alfred Schmitz
615
0.15%
Mar 04, 1899 Appointment
 William Sylvester Taylor
1
100.00%
Nov 05, 1895 General Election
 William O'Connell Bradley
172,436
47.73%
 Parker W. Hardin
163,524
45.27%
 Thomas S. Petit
16,911
4.68%
 T.P. Demaree
4,186
1.16%
Aug 03, 1891 General Election
 John Young Brown
144,168
49.85%
 Andrew T. Wood
116,087
40.14%
 S. B. Erwin
25,631
8.86%
 Josiah Harris
3,293
1.14%
Aug 01, 1887 General Election
 Simon Bolivar Buckner
143,466
49.89%
 William O'Connell Bradley
126,754
44.08%
 Prohibition Primary Winner
8,390
2.92%
 Labor Primary Winner
4,487
1.56%
Aug 03, 1883 General Election
 James Proctor Knott
133,615
59.97%
 Thomas Z. Morrow
89,181
40.03%
Aug 04, 1879 General Election
 Luke P. Blackburn
125,399
55.43%
 Walter Evans
81,881
36.19%
 Charles W. Cook
18,954
8.38%
  Others
1
0.00%
Aug 02, 1875 General Election
 James B. McCreary
126,976
58.31%
 John Marshall Harlan I
90,795
41.69%
  Others
2
0.00%
Aug 07, 1871 General Election
 Preston H. Leslie(I)
126,445
58.61%
 George M. Thomas
89,298
41.39%
Feb 13, 1871 Appointment
 Preston H. Leslie
1
100.00%
Aug 03, 1868 Special Election
 John W. Stevenson(I)
115,520
81.28%
 R. Tarvin Baker
26,610
18.72%
Sep 06, 1867 Appointment
 John W. Stevenson
1
100.00%
Aug 05, 1867 General Election
 John L. Helm
90,216
65.70%
 Sidney M. Barnes
33,939
24.71%
 William B. Kinkead
13,167
9.59%
Aug 03, 1863 General Election
 Thomas E. Bramlette
68,422
79.63%
 Charles A. Wickliffe
17,503
20.37%
Aug 18, 1862 Appointment
 James F. Robinson
1
100.00%
Aug 01, 1859 General Election
 Beriah Magoffin
76,187
53.10%
 Joshua F. Bell
67,283
46.90%
Aug 06, 1855 General Election
 Charles Morehead
69,816
51.63%
 Beverley L. Clarke
65,413
48.37%
Aug 04, 1851 General Election
 Lazarus W. Powell
54,821
48.78%
 Archibald Dixon
54,023
48.07%
 Cassius M. Clay
3,531
3.14%
Jul 31, 1850 Acting
 John L. Helm
1
100.00%
Aug 07, 1848 General Election
 John J. Crittenden
66,466
53.38%
 Lazarus W. Powell
58,045
46.62%
Aug 05, 1844 General Election
 William Owsley
59,680
52.02%
 William Orlando Butler
55,056
47.98%
Aug 03, 1840 General Election
 Robert P. Letcher
55,370
58.27%
 Richard French
39,659
41.73%
Aug 27, 1839 Acting
 Charles A. Wickliffe
1
100.00%
Aug 01, 1836 General Election
 James Clark
38,587
55.86%
 Matthews Flournoy
30,491
44.14%
Feb 22, 1834 Acting
 James Morehead
1
100.00%
Aug 06, 1832 General Election
 John Breathitt
40,715
50.77%
 Richard A. Buckner
39,473
49.23%
Aug 04, 1828 General Election
 Thomas Metcalfe
38,940
50.46%
 William T. Barry
38,231
49.54%
Aug 02, 1824 General Election
 Joseph Desha
38,369
59.24%
 Christopher Tompkins
22,499
34.74%
 William Russell
3,900
6.02%
Aug 07, 1820 General Election
 John Adair
20,493
32.77%
 William Logan
19,947
31.89%
 Joseph Desha
12,518
20.02%
 Anthony Butler
9,585
15.33%
Aug 27, 1816 Acting
 Gabriel Slaughter
1
100.00%
Aug 05, 1816 General Election
 George Madison
47,442
100.00%
Aug 03, 1812 General Election
 Isaac Shelby
30,362
70.88%
 Gabriel Slaughter
12,474
29.12%
Aug 01, 1808 General Election
 Charles Scott
22,050
61.26%
 John Allen
8,430
23.42%
 Green Clay
5,516
15.32%
Aug 06, 1804 General Election
 Christopher Greenup
25,917
100.00%
May 06, 1800 General Election
 James Garrard(I)
8,390
39.40%
 Christopher Greenup
6,745
31.67%
 Benjamin Logan
3,995
18.76%
 Thomas Todd
2,166
10.17%
May 27, 1795 General Election
 James Garrard
16
30.77%
 Benjamin Logan
21
40.38%
 Thomas Todd
14
26.92%
 John Brown
1
1.92%
May 17, 1791 General Election
 Isaac Shelby
1
100.00%

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