Hutchinson and Ross advance in governor race: Arkansas state executive primary elections review

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May 21, 2014

Arkansas

By Maresa Strano

May 20, 2014 Election Review
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Little Rock, Arkansas: With 100% precincts reporting, the results of yesterday's state executive primaries were as follows:[1]


Arkansas Governor
See also: Arkansas Gubernatorial election, 2014

Outgoing incumbent Gov. Mike Beebe (D) is ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits. The Arkansas Gubernatorial election was the only statewide race to warrant both Republican and Democratic contested primaries. Winners Mike Ross (D) and Asa Hutchinson (R) will face Frank Gilbert (Libertarian) and Josh Drake (Green) in the general election.

Primary Election Results
Governor of Arkansas, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAsa Hutchinson 73% 130,752
Curtis Coleman 27% 48,473
Total Votes 179,225
Election Results Via:Arkansas Secretary of State.
Governor of Arkansas, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ross 84.4% 129,437
Lynette Bryant 15.6% 23,906
Total Votes 153,343
Election Results Via:Arkansas Secretary of State.

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor
See also: Arkansas Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Tim Griffin won the Republican primary for lieutenant governor. He will go on to face unopposed Democratic nominee John Burkhalter and Libertarian Chris Olson. The lieutenant governor post is currently vacant. The office has been vacant since former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr (R) resigned in January under threat of impeachment proceedings. Gov. Beebe subsequently signed legislation allowing the seat to stay open for the remainder of Darr's unexpired term.[2]

Primary Election Results
Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Griffin 63.4% 109,851
Andy Mayberry 20.6% 35,703
Debra Hobbs 16% 27,803
Total Votes 173,357
Election Results Via:Arkansas Secretary of State.



Arkansas Attorney General
See also: Arkansas attorney general election, 2014

The general election ballot is still up in the air thanks to yesterday's tight Republican attorney general primary. Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling are headed to a runoff on June 10. The winner will face unopposed Democratic nominee Nate Steel and Libertarian Aaron Cash in November for the chance to replace term-limited incumbent Dustin McDaniel.

Primary Election Results
  • Republican primary
Arkansas Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Rutledge 47.2% 79,347
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sterling 39.1% 65,733
Patricia Nation 13.7% 22,986
Total Votes 168,066
Election Results Via:Arkansas Secretary of State.



Arkansas Secretary of State
See also: Arkansas secretary of state election, 2014

Incumbent Mark Martin (R) is running for re-election will defend his seat this November against challenges from Democrat Susan Inman and Libertarian Jacob Holloway.[3][4]


Arkansas Treasurer
See also: Arkansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

This seat is open in 2014. Dennis Milligan scored the Republican nomination in the primary and will face Democrat Karen Sealy Garcia and Libertarian Chris Hayes in the general election.[5][6]

Primary Election Results
  • Republican primary
Arkansas Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Milligan 53.5% 86,994
Duncan Baird 46.5% 75,673
Total Votes 162,667
Election Results Via:Arkansas Secretary of State.



Arkansas Auditor
See also: Arkansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Andrea Lea defeated Ken Yang in the Republican primary and will face Democrat Regina Stewart Hampton and Libertarian Brian Leach in the general election on November 4.[7][8]

Primary Election Results
  • Republican primary
Arkansas Auditor, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrea Lea 68.2% 111,998
Ken Yang 31.8% 52,293
Total Votes 164,291
Election Results Via:Arkansas Secretary of State.



Arkansas Land Commissioner
See also: Arkansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Republican incumbent John Thurston will defend his commission seat against Democrat Mark Robertson and Libertarian Elvis D. Presley.

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