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Filing deadline report: Big election year for Alabama state executives kicks off

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February 10, 2014

Indiana

By Maresa Strano

Montgomery, Alabama: Nine state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Alabama: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, commissioner of agriculture and industries and two seats on the public service commission.

The primary election will take place on June 3, 2014, with a primary runoff scheduled, if necessary, for July 15, 2014. Alabama is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Seven of the nine incumbents are seeking re-election. The two exceptions are state auditor Samantha Shaw, who has reached her term-limit, and secretary of state Jim Bennett, who was appointed last summer to serve out the remainder of resigned secretary Beth Chapman's term with the understanding that he would not pursue election to a full term in 2014. The rest of the incumbents are:

On Friday, February 7, the filing period for major party primary candidates came to a close.[4]

A total of 21 Republicans and 9 Democrats qualified for the major party primary ballots. The following unofficial list of candidates is current as of February 10, 2014.

Governor

Lt. Governor

Attorney general

Secretary of state

Treasurer

Auditor

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries

Public Service Commissioners

  • Place 1:
Republican Party Jeremy Oden - Incumbent[26]
Republican Party Kathy Peterson[26]
  • Place 2:
Republican Party Terry Dunn - Incumbent[26]
Republican Party Phillip Brown[27]
Republican Party Chris "Chip" Beeker[28]
Republican Party Jonathan Barbee[26]

See also

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References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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  5. Alabama Republican Party, "2014 Qualified State Republican Candidates," accessed February 10, 2014
  6. Alabama's Bentley draws 2014 opposition from man who would be 'gun-toting governor'," accessed August 6, 2013
  7. AL.com, "Bob Starkey of Scottsboro joins race for Republican nomination for governor," February 6, 2014
  8. CBS Chicago local, "Former Cubs Minor Leaguer Running For Governor Of Alabama," December 27, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
  10. Kay Ivey for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  11. Alabama Political Reporter, Dr. Stan Cooke Announces His Candidacy for Lt. Governor

, August 22, 2013
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  13. Fields for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 29, 2013
  14. Anniston Star, "Cullman County Democrat to enter Lt. Gov. race," November 20, 2013
  15. Tuscaloosa News, Democrat Ninesling running for lieutenant governor, July 16, 2013
  16. Luther Strange for Attorney General 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  17. The Republic, "State Rep. Joe Hubbard announces run for Ala. attorney general," February 6, 2014
  18. John Merrill for Alabama Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  19. Reese McKinney for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  20. AL.com, "Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue to run for Secretary of State," accessed August 8, 2013
  21. Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
  22. Alabama Republican Party, "2014 Qualified State Republican Candidates: State Treasurer," accessed February 10, 2014
  23. Joseph for Alabama 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Home," accessed June 12, 2013
  24. 24.0 24.1 Anniston Star, "Bryan seeks state auditor's office so he can close it," June 4, 2013
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Alabama Republican Party, "2014 Qualified State Republican Candidates," accessed February 10, 2014
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 Alabama Republican Party, "2014 Qualified State Republican Candidates: Public Service Commission," accessed February 10, 2014
  27. The Associated Press, "Chairman of Alabama Minority GOP challenges Commissioner Terry Dunn in PSC primary (updated)," August 12, 2013
  28. The Associated Press, "Terry Dunn draws challenge from Chris "Chip" Beeker in Alabama PSC race," June 10, 2013