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Arizona Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Arizona State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Mine Inspector, Treasurer, Superintendent, Corporation Commissioner

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Five down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of Arizona in 2014. The general election was held November 4, 2014, following a primary on August 26.

The following down ballot seats were elected in 2014 in Arizona:

Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Mine Inspector

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Joe Hart - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png

Results

General election

Hart won re-election without opposition.

Duties

The mission of the office of the state mine inspector is to enforce state mining laws which protect mine employees, residents and the Arizona government.[4] Some of the duties of the mine inspector include:[5]

  • Inspect at least once every three months, every active underground mine in the state employing fifty or more persons, and at least once each year, every other mine. The inspector shall inspect the operation, conditions, safety appliances, machinery, equipment, sanitation and ventilation, the means of ingress and egress, the means taken to protect the lives, health and safety of the miners, the cause of accidents and deaths occurring at the mine, and the means taken to comply with provisions of this title.
  • Inspect any abandoned or inactive mine to determine whether any dangerous condition exists which may affect the health and safety of the general public.
  • Inspect for dangerous conditions which may present a health and safety hazard to the public. If hazards exist, the inspector may erect warning signs across or near the entrance of any mine shaft, portal, pit or other mine opening prohibiting the entry of unauthorized persons or erect other protective devices as necessary.

Treasurer

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Jeff DeWit Green check mark transparent.png[6]

Filed for other office

Republican Party Doug Ducey - Incumbent

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Hugh Hallman[7]
Republican Party Randy Pullen[8]

Results

General election

DeWit won re-election without opposition.

Primary election

Republican primary
Arizona Treasurer Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff DeWit 45% 215,892
Hugh Hallman 32.5% 155,775
Randy Pullen 22.5% 108,106
Total Votes 479,773
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State.
Democratic primary
  • Uncontested

Duties

The treasurer is the chief banker and investment officer of the state of Arizona. The treasurer manages the state's investment portfolio and directs the state's banking services. He or she also maintains a separate accounting record for the state to "provide a check and balance on the state accounting system." The treasurer's office contracts with Arizona banks to "process the state's receipts and disbursements; handle money and security transfers; report on the state's accounts, balances and payment activities; and provide related banking services..."[9]

Polls

Republican primary

Arizona Treasurer, Republican Primary
Poll Jeff DeWit Hugh HallmanRandy PullenUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
11%11%8%70%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
20%9%10%61%+/-4.0691
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
23%19%21%37%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 18% 13% 13% 56% +/-3.82 698.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Superintendent of Public Instruction

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Diane Douglas Green check mark transparent.png [8]
Democratic Party David Garcia[10]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party John Huppenthal - Incumbent
Democratic Party Sharon Thomas[11]

Results

General election

Superintendent of Arizona, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Douglas 50.6% 738,048
     Democratic David Garcia 49.4% 721,611
Total Votes 1,459,659
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Primary election

Republican primary
Arizona Superintendent of Public instruction, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Douglas 58.4% 290,719
John Huppenthal Incumbent 41.6% 206,744
Total Votes 497,463
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State.
Democratic primary
Arizona Superintendent of Public instruction, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Garcia 53.9% 157,233
Sharon Thomas 46.1% 134,310
Total Votes 291,543
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State.


Duties

The superintendent of public instruction oversees and administrates the Arizona Department of Education, which manages the state's public school system. His general duties include managing the employees of the department. Other specific responsibilities enumerated by law include:[12]

  • Executing the policies established by the State Board of Education.
  • Apportioning state education funds to individual counties each year.
  • Distributes school materials, courses of study, administrative information, teachers certificates and other items to individual school districts.
  • Audits the accounts of school officials across the state with the assistance of the auditor general.

Polls

Republican primary

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Primary
Poll Diane Douglas John Huppenthal*UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
32%25%43%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
35%25%40%+/-4.0691
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
39%34%28%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 35.33% 28% 37% +/-3.82 698.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Corporation Commissioner

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Tom Forese[8] Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Doug Little Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jim Holway[8]
Democratic Party Sandra Kennedy[13]
Independent Joe Hui (Write-in)

Did not file for election

Republican Party Brenda Burns - Incumbent

Term-limited

Republican Party Gary Pierce - Incumbent

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Lucy Mason[13]
Republican Party Vernon Parker[13]

Results

General election

Arizona Corporation Commission, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Little 28.8% 764,667
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Forese 28.6% 759,828
     Democratic Sandra Kennedy 21.6% 574,393
     Democratic Jim Holway 21% 556,273
Total Votes 2,655,161
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Primary election

Republican primary
Arizona Corporation Commission, Republican Primary (Elect 2), 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Little 29% 250,193
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Forese 28.9% 249,951
Lucy Mason 23.1% 199,821
Vernon Parker 19% 163,773
Total Votes 863,738
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State.
Democratic primary
  • Uncontested

Duties

The Arizona Corporation Commission is a quasi-executive regulatory agency in the Arizona state government. The corporation commission adopt rules and regulations covering the state's public utility companies. Additionally, the commission is responsible for incorporation businesses and organizations, regulating securities and ensuring the safety of railroads and pipelines.[14]

Polls

Republican primary

Arizona Corporation Commission
Poll Doug Little Tom ForeseLucy MasonVernon ParkerUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
29%12%17%17%26%+/-3.44812
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 28, 2014 Filing deadline for major party candidates
July 17, 2014 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (Primary)
August 26, 2014 Primary election
September 25, 2014 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (General)
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 Official Canvass of general election results
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

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See also

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