Jumptonavigation Jumptosearch Pennsylvaniagubernatorialelection,1799← 1796November 5, 1799 (1799-11-05)1802 →&..">
McKean: 50-60% 60-70% 70-80% 80-90%
Ross: 50-60% 60-70% 70-80% 80-90%
|Elections in Pennsylvania|
The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1799 was between two candidates. Incumbent governor Thomas Mifflin was not running. The race was between Federalist U.S. Senator James Ross and Democratic-Republican Thomas McKean. The retired Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, McKean was a Federalist and a Mifflin ally, as both supported strong state executive power but rejected the domestic policies of the national government.