Maryland Gubernatorial Election, 1994
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Maryland Gubernatorial Election, 1994
Maryland gubernatorial election, 1994

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  Parris Glendening speaking, September 2006 (cropped).jpg Ellen Sauerbrey, DoS official photo.jpg
Nominee Parris Glendening Ellen Sauerbrey
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Paul Rappaport
Popular vote 708,094 702,101
Percentage 50.2% 49.8%

Election results by county

Governor before election

William Donald Schaefer

Elected Governor

Parris Glendening

The Maryland gubernatorial election of 1994 was held on November 8, 1994. Incumbent Democratic Governor William Donald Schaefer was ineligible for re-election. Prince George's County Executive Parris Glendening emerged victorious from the Democratic primary after defeating several candidates. Former State Delegate Ellen Sauerbrey, who would also be the 1998 Republican nominee for Governor, won her party's nomination. The election between Glendening and Sauerbrey was extremely contentious; the Sauerbrey campaign challenged the results.[1] Ultimately, Glendening prevailed over Sauerbrey.

Democratic primary


Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Parris Glendening 293,314 54.0
Democratic American Joe Miedusiewski 100,296 18.0
Democratic Melvin A. Steinberg 82,308 15.0
Democratic Mary Boergers 46,888 9.00
Democratic Don Allensworth 15,680 3.00
Democratic Walter Gilcrist Finch 5,369 1.00
Democratic Lawrence K. Freeman 3,518 1.00
Total votes 547,373 100.00

Republican primary


Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ellen Sauerbrey 123,676 52.18
Republican Helen Delich Bentley 89,821 37.90
Republican William S. Shepard 23,505 9.92
Total votes 237,002 100.00

General election


Maryland gubernatorial election, 1994[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Parris Glendening (inc.) 708,094 50.20% -10%
Republican Ellen Sauerbrey 702,101 49.78% +10%
Write-ins 105 0.02%
Majority 5,993 0.42% -19.58%
Turnout 1,410,300
Democratic hold Swing


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