Delaware filing deadline report: 10 candidates file for 3 state executive positions

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July 16, 2014

Delaware

By Maresa Strano

DOVER, Delaware: Three state executive positions - attorney general, state auditor and state treasurer - are up for election in 2014 in the state of Delaware. On July 8, the filing period for Republican and Democratic candidates came to a close, with the filing deadline for all other candidates passing one week later. In total, ten candidates filed for the three seats, including five Democrats, four Republicans and one Green Party candidate.[1][2]

  • Incumbent Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden (D) opted not to run for re-election in 2014, instead declaring his candidacy for governor in 2016. Vying to replace Biden as the state's chief law officer is current Delaware Lieutenant Governor Matthew Denn. Denn is term-limited from seeking a third term as lieutenant governor in 2016. No other Democrats filed for the upcoming attorney general primary. Denn will face Republican attorney Ted Kittila, likewise unopposed for his party's primary nomination, in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

The remaining two incumbents are running for re-election to their current posts:

The primary election is scheduled for September 9, 2014. Delaware is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[3][4][5]

Attorney General

General election

Democratic Party Matthew Denn - Current Delaware Lieutenant Governor[6] Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ted Kittila - Attorney[7]
Green Party Catherine Damavandi - Attorney, former deputy attorney general
Libertarian Party John Machurek - 2012 Libertarian Party candidate for Delaware House of Representatives
Independent David Graham - Accountant, Delaware Department of Finance

Auditor

General election

Republican Party R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. - Incumbent[8] Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Brenda Mayrack[9][10]

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Ken Matlusky[11]

Treasurer

General election

Republican Party Ken Simpler Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sean Barney
Green Party David Chandler[12]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Sher Valenzuela[11]

Withdrawn

Democratic Party Chip Flowers - Incumbent[11][13]

See also

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References

  1. State of Delaware Department of Elections, "GENERAL ELECTION 11/04/2014 FILED CANDIDATES BY OFFICE," July 16, 2014
  2. State of Delaware Department of Elections, "PRIMARY ELECTION 9/09/2014 FILED CANDIDATES BY OFFICE," July 16, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Matt Denn for Attorney General 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed July 7, 2014
  7. Ted Kittila for Attorney General 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed July 7, 2014
  8. State of Delaware Department of Elections, "GENERAL ELECTION 11/04/2014 FILED CANDIDATES BY OFFICE," July 16, 2014
  9. Associated Press via WBOC.com, "Brenda Mayrack to Run for Del. State Auditor," December 9, 2013
  10. Brenda Mayrack for State Auditor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 23, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 State of Delaware Department of Elections, "PRIMARY ELECTION 09/09/2014 FILED CANDIDATES BY OFFICE," July 16, 2014
  12. State of Delaware Department of Elections, "GENERAL ELECTION 11/04/2014 FILED CANDIDATES BY OFFICE," July 9, 2014
  13. Delaware.newszap.com, "UPDATE: Delaware treasurer Flowers not running for re-election," August 16, 2014