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Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 1994

Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 1994

Candidate Lincoln Almond Myrth York Robert J. Healey
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 171,194 157,361 32,822
Percentage 47.37% 43.54% 9.08%

The 1994 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1994. Republican Lincoln Almond defeated Democrat Myrth York.


  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
    • Independents 2.3
  • General election 3
    • Polling 3.1
    • Election results 3.2
  • References 4

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Myrth York 56,719 57.22%
Democratic Bruce Sundlun (Incumbent) 27,432 27.67%
Democratic Louise Durfee 11,914 12.02%
Democratic Donald Gill 3,067 3.09%
Totals 99,132 100.00%

Republican primary



Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lincoln Almond 26,873 59.69%
Republican Ronald Machtley 18,150 40.31%
Totals 45,023 100.00%


  • Robert Healey, businessman

General election


Source Date Almond (R) York (D)
Brown University Oct. 2, 1994 38% 37%

Election results

Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 1994[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lincoln Almond 171,194 47.37% +13.10%
Democratic Myrth York 157,361 43.54% -18.01%
Independent Robert Healey 32,822 9.08%
Majority 13,833 3.83% -23.45%
Turnout 362,377
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


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