November 8, 1995 in Nation/World

Election 95: National Results

 

Here are the results of Tuesday’s elections:

Governor

Kentucky. Democratic Lt. Gov. Paul Patton narrowly defeated Republican lawyer Larry Forgy.

Mississippi. Republican Gov. Kirk Fordice easily won re-election over Democratic Secretary of State Dick Molpus.

Legislative races

Maine. Democrats won two special elections to take control of the state House. Republicans control the Senate.

Mississippi. With two races still undecided Wednesday, Democrats maintained control of the state Senate by a 32-18 margin. Democrats also control the House.

New Jersey. Democrats gained three seats in the state Assembly, leaving the GOP with a 50-30 majority.

Virginia. Democrats kept their 52-47 edge in the House of Delegates, which has one independent. In the Senate, Democrats and Republicans each won 20 of the 40 seats.

Mayors

Baltimore. Democrat Kurt Schmoke easily won a third term over Republican Victor Clark, an accountant and car salesman.

Charleston, S.C. Democrat Joseph P. Riley Jr. won a sixth term against Republican state Rep. Ron Fulmer.

Charlotte, N.C. Republican Pat McCrory defeated Democrat Hoyle Martin in a race to succeed Richard Vinroot. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates served on the city council.

Columbus, Ohio. Republican Greg Lashutka easily won a second four-year term over Democrat Bill Moss.

Gary, Ind. Democrat Scott King defeated three black opponents to become the first white mayor since 1967 in a city whose population is 90 percent black.

Houston. Bob Lanier won a three-way nonpartisan race for a third and final two-year term.

Indianapolis. Republican Stephen Goldsmith defeated Democratic Councilwoman Z. Mae Jimison in a landslide to win a second term.

Philadelphia. Democrat Edward G. Rendell easily won a second four-year term against Republican Joseph Rocks.

Salt Lake City. Incumbent DeeDee Corradini narrowly defeated political newcomer Rich McKeown amid questions about her role in a bankruptcy scandal.

San Francisco. With only absentee ballots counted, incumbent Frank Jordan led former state Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Clinton administration official Roberta Achtenberg trailed. With no candidate likely to get more than 50 percent of the vote, a December runoff was expected.

Propositions

California. San Francisco voters were deciding whether to restore name of Cesar Chavez Street to Army Street.

Indiana. Clark and Floyd counties across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., rejected riverboat gambling for the second time in two years.

Kentucky. Lewis County rejected secession by the Tollesboro community. Tollesboro residents, angry after the county shut down two schools, had sought to join another county.

Maine. Voters defeated an anti-gay rights measure.

Massachusetts. Springfield, Chicopee rejected casinos. New Bedford approved casinos in a non-binding referendum.

Minnesota. St. Paul voters rejected a measure to require companies receiving government aid to favor city residents in hiring and pay them $7.21 an hour.

Mississippi. Voters rejected term limits for most elected and appointed state and local offices.

Missouri. Jefferson City rejected riverboat gambling.

Ohio. Voters passed a constitutional amendment requiring the governor to consult parole board before reducing prison sentences.

Pennsylvania. A measure was approved allowing children to testify by videotape or television at trials.

Texas. Voters approved a proposal to abolish the state treasurer’s office and give duties to comptroller.

Washington. Voters rejected a measure to allow slot machines and video poker at American Indian-run casinos. Voters also rejected a law passed by the Legislature that would have required the state to compensate property owners for value lost to local or state regulation.


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