Filing deadline report: 2014 state executive election season kicks off early in Illinois

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December 3, 2013

Illinois

By Maresa Strano

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois: Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Illinois: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and comptroller.

The primary election is scheduled for March 18, 2014. Illinois is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they do have to choose, publicly, which party's ballot they will vote on at the primary election.[1]

Incumbents are seeking election in four of the six races, and all will face at least one challenger in the general election. The two incumbents not running for re-election to their current posts are Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon (D), who is running for state comptroller, and state treasurer Dan Rutherford (R), who is pursuing the Republican nomination for governor along with a crowded field of hopefuls looking to unseat embattled Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn.

On September 3, individuals aiming to qualify for a slot on the March 2014 primary ballot began gathering signatures. Yesterday, December 2, the filing period for major party primary candidates came to a close. The following list of candidates is current as of December 3, 2013 and also includes the names of the Libertarian Party nominees who have already been selected to compete in the November general election: [2][3]

Gov. & Lt. Gov. Running mates listed together in order of "Governor/Lieutenant Governor"

General election

Lost in the primary

Failed to qualify

Attorney general

General election

Failed to qualify

Secretary of state

General election

Failed to qualify

Treasurer

Comptroller

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References

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  2. Illinois State Board of Elections, "2014 Candidate List: State Executive Offices," accessed December 3, 2014
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