United States gubernatorial elections, 2001

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United States gubernatorial elections, 2001

← 2000 November 6, 2001 2002 →

3 governorships
2 states; 1 territory

  Majority party Minority party
  Tom Ridge (cropped).jpg Gray Davis Bio.gif
Leader Tom Ridge Gray Davis
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Pennsylvania California
Last election 32 governorships (29 states) 24 governorships (19 states)
Seats before 32 (29 states) 24 (19 states)
Seats after 30 (27 states) 26 (21 states)
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 1,815,408 2,241,030
Percentage 45.75% 55.25%

2001 Gubernatorial election map.svg
  Democratic gain

United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 6, 2001 in two states and one territory, as well as other statewide offices and members of state legislatures.

Election results

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing candidates
New Jersey Donald DiFrancesco Republican Retired, Democratic victory Jim McGreevey (Democratic) 56.4%
Bret Schundler (Republican) 41.7%
Bill Schluter (Independent) 1.1%
Jerry Coleman (Green) 0.3%
Mark Edgerton (Libertarian) 0.2%
Northern Mariana Islands[1] Pedro Tenorio Republican Retired, Republican victory Juan Babauta (Republican) 44.61%
Benigno Fitial (Covenant) 25.45%
Jesse Borja (Democratic) 18.18%
Froilan Tenorio (Reform) 11.75%
Virginia Jim Gilmore Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Mark Warner (Democratic) 52.2%
Mark Earley (Republican) 47%
Bill Redpath (Libertarian) 0.8%


  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=70185

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