Lieutenant gubernatorial elections, 2014

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Races for lieutenant governor are often overshadowed by gubernatorial and federal races, but a significant portion of these seats will see new members after the general election on November 4, 2014. Eight incumbents (28.6 percent of total seats) have declined to run for re-election or lost in primary elections this year, while two lieutenant governors cannot seek re-election due to term limits. Voters in Arkansas, Massachusetts and Nebraska will select candidates to fill vacant lieutenant governor seats. Republicans hold 18 of 30 (60 percent) lieutenant governor seats up for election in 2014.

Alabama

See also: Alabama Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Kay Ivey Running

The Alabama Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Kay Ivey was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. She defeated Stan Cooke in the Republican primary election on June 3, 2014. Ivey will face Democratic candidate Former State Rep. James C. Fields in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Alaska

See also: Alaska Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Mead Treadwell Not running

The Alaska Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mead Treadwell was first elected in 2010. Though Treadwell is eligible to seek re-election, he is seeking election to the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mark Begich.[1] A primary election on August 19, 2014 selected Democratic and Republican candidates for the general election ballot. The Democratic field included State Sen. Hollis French and Bob Williams, while the Republican field included State Sen. Lesil McGuire, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullian and Kelly Wolf. The general election ballot includes independent candidate Craig Fleener, Libertarian Party candidate Andrew C. Lee and Constitution Party candidate Maria Rensel. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Arkansas

See also: Arkansas Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Incumbent: Vacant

The Arkansas Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. The seat is vacant following the resignation of Mark Darr (R) in January 2014.[2][3] Rep. Tim Griffin won a Republican primary election against State Reps. Debra Hobbs and Andy Mayberry on May 20, 2014. The general election ballot features Griffin, Democratic candidate John Burkhalter and Libertarian Party candidate Chris Olson. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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California

See also: California Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Gavin Newsom Running

The California Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Gavin Newsom was first elected in 2010 and is running for re-election. He will face former state Republican Party chair Ron Nehring in the general election. Newsom and Nehring received the highest vote totals against eight other candidates in the primary election on June 3, 2014. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Colorado

See also: Colorado Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Joseph Garcia Running

The Colorado Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Joseph Garcia was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. He will face Republican candidate Vera Ortegon and Libertarian Party candidate Brandon Young in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Connecticut

See also: Connecticut Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Nancy Wyman Running

The Connecticut Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Nancy Wyman was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. A Republican primary election on August 12, 2014 featured State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, Groton Mayor Heather Somers and David Walker. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Florida

See also: Florida Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Carlos Lopez-Cantera Running

The Florida Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Carlos Lopez-Cantera was appointed in February 3, 2014, and is seeking election to a full term along with Governor Rick Scott. Scott and Lopez-Cantana faced gubernatorial candidates Yinka Adeshina and Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder in a Republican primary election on August 26, 2014. The Democratic primary selected between gubernatorial candidates Nan Rich and former Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist selected Annette Taddeo-Goldstein as his running mate in the 2014 election. The winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries will face Libertarian Party candidate Adrian Wyllie and running mate Alexander Snitker, as well as three independent candidates and nine write-in candidates. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Georgia

See also: Georgia Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Casey Cagle Running

The Georgia Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Casey Cagle (R) was first elected in 2006 and is seeking re-election. He will face Democratic candidate Connie Stokes, a former state senator, in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Hawaii

See also: Hawaii Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Shan Tsutsui Running

The Hawaii Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Shan Tsutsui (D) was first appointed in December 2012 and defeated four challengers in the Democratic primary election on August 9, 2014, including State Sen. Clayton Hee, Sam Puletasi, Miles Shiratori and Mary Zanakis. Elwin Ahu defeated Kimo Sutton in the Republican primary. The general election ballot features independent candidate Les Chang and Libertarian Party candidate Cindy Marlin. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Idaho

See also: Idaho Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Brad Little Running

The Idaho Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brad Little was first appointed in 2009 and is seeking re-election. He defeated Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik in a Republican primary election on May 20, 2014. Little faces former State Sen. Bert Marley (D) and Constitution Party candidate David Hartigan. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Illinois

See also: Illinois Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Sheila Simon Not running

The Illinois Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Sheila Simon did not seek re-election in 2014, leading Gov. Pat Quinn to select Paul Vallas as his running mate. Quinn and Vallas defeated gubernatorial candidate Tio Hardiman and running mate Brunell Donald in a Democratic primary election on March 18, 2014. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti, defeated three Republican tickets in the primary. The Democratic and Republican tickets will face the Libertarian Party ticket of Chad Grimm and Alex Cummings, the Green Party ticket of Scott Summers and Bob Pritchett, Jr. and the Constitution Party ticket of Michael Oberline and Don Stone. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Iowa

See also: Iowa Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Kim Reynolds Running

The Iowa Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Kim Reynolds (R) was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. She defeated Tom Hoefling in the Republican primary election on June 3, 2014. Reynolds will face Democratic candidate Monica Vernon and Libertarian Party candidate Lee Hieb in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Kansas

See also: Kansas Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Jeff Colyer Running

The Kansas Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jeff Colyer (R) was first elected in 2010 and defeated Robin Lais in the Republican primary election on August 5, 2014. The general election ballot features Democratic candidate Jill Docking and Libertarian Party candidate Josh Umbehr. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Maryland

See also: Maryland Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Anthony Brown Not running

The Maryland gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Anthony Brown was first elected in 2006 and did not seek re-election as lieutenant governor, opting instead to run for governor. Brown and his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, defeated five competing tickets in the Democratic primary election on June 24, 2014. Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan and his running mate, Boyd Rutherford, defeated three competing tickets in the Republican primary. The Democratic and Republican tickets will face the Libertarian Party ticket of Shawn Quinn and Lorenzo Gaztanaga. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Incumbent: Vacant

The Massachusetts Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. The position remains vacant following Tim Murray's (D) resignation, effective June 2, 2013, in order to lead the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.[4] A Democratic primary election on September 9, 2014 selected a nominee from a five-candidate field. The winner of the primary will face Republican candidate Karyn Polito in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Michigan

See also: Michigan Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Brian Calley Running

The Michigan Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Calley was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. He faced a challenge from Wes Nakagiri in the state Republican convention on August 23, 2014. Former State Rep. Lisa Brown (D) was selected by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer as his running mate. The general election ballot will include Libertarian Party candidate Scotty Boman, U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate Richard Mendoza and Green Party candidate Candace R. Caveny. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Minnesota

See also: Minnesota Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Yvonne Prettner Solon Not running

The Minnesota Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Yvonne Prettner Solon was first elected in 2010 and did not seek re-election. The Democratic primary election on August 12, 2014 selected the ticket of Gov. Mark Dayton and Tina Smith, while Republican voters selected the ticket of Jeff Johnson and Bill Kuisle. The general election ballot includes Libertarian ticket Chris Holbrook and Chris Dock, Grassroots Party ticket Chris Wright and David Daniels and Independence Party ticket Hannah Nicollet and Tim Gieseke. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Nebraska

See also: Nebraska Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Incumbent: Vacant

The Nebraska Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Lavon Heidemann was appointed to the position in February 13, 2013 and originally planned to seek re-election, but resigned from office on September 9, 2014. The general election ballot features Republican nominee Mike Foley, Jane Raybould (D) and Libertarian candidate Scott Zimmerman. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Nevada

See also: Nevada Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Brian Krolicki Term limited

The Nevada Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Krolicki was first elected in 2006 and could not seek re-election due to term limits. Mark Hutchinson defeated Sue Lowden and Chris Dyer in the Republican primary election on June 10, 2014. Lucy Flores defeated Harley Kulkin in the Democratic primary. Hutchinson and Flores will face independent candidate Mike Little in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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New Mexico

See also: New Mexico Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: John A. Sanchez Running

The New Mexico Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent John A. Sanchez was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. He will face Democratic candidate Debra Haaland in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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New York

See also: New York Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Robert Duffy Running

The New York Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Robert Duffy (D) was first elected in 2010 and did not seek re-election in 2014. A Democratic primary election on September 9, 2014 featured former Rep. Kathy Hochul and Tim Wu. The general election ballot features Republican candidate Chris Moss, Green Party candidate Brian Jones and Libertarian Party candidate Chris Edes. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Ohio

See also: Ohio Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Mary Taylor Running

The Ohio gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mary Taylor was first elected in in 2010 and will seek re-election along with her running mate, Gov. John Kasich. Kasich and Taylor will face Ed FitzGerald and his running mate, Sharen Neuhardt, who bested Larry Ealy and his running mate, Ken Gray, in the Democratic primary election on May 6, 2014. The Green Party ticket of Anita Rios and Bob Fitrakis will also appear on the general election ballot. The winners of the election will serve a four-year term in office.

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Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Todd Lamb Running

The Oklahoma Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Todd Lamb was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. He faces Democratic candidate Cathy Cummings in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Jim Cawley Running

The Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jim Cawley (R) was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. State Sen. Mike Stack defeated four other candidates in the Democratic primary election on May 20, 2014. Cawley and Stack will face Libertarian Party candidate Henry Haller and Green Party candidate Wendy Lynne Lee in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Elizabeth Roberts Term limited

The Rhode Island Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Elizabeth Roberts was first elected in 2006 and did not seek re-election due to term limits. The Democratic primary election on September 9, 2014 featured three candidates, including Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee, Secretary of State Ralph Mollis and State Rep. Frank Ferri. The Republican primary featured Warwick Mayor Scott Adevisian and Catherine Terry Taylor. The general election ballot includes Libertarian Party candidate Tony Jones, Moderate Party candidate William Gilbert and independent candidate Thomas David Gallant. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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South Carolina

See also: South Carolina Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: John McGill Not running

The South Carolina Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent John McGill is serving as the interim lieutenant governor, but cannot run as a partisan candidate because he was appointed following the primary election on June 10, 2014. Former Attorney General Henry McMaster defeated Mike Campbell and Roy Moore in the Republican primary. He will face State Rep. Bakari Sellers (D) in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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South Dakota

See also: South Dakota Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Matthew Michels Running

The South Dakota Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Matthew Michels was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. He faces State Rep. Susan Blake (D) and independent candidate Caitlin Collier in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Texas

See also: Texas Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: David Dewhurst Defeated in primary

The Texas Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent David Dewhurst was first elected in 2002 and sought a fourth term.[5] He lost to State Sen. Dan Patrick in a Republican primary runoff election on May 27, 2014. Patrick will face State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D), Libertarian Party candidate Robert Butler and Green Party candidate Chandrakantha Courtney. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Vermont

See also: Vermont Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Phillip Scott Running

The Vermont Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Phillip Scott was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. He will face Vermont Progressive Party candidate Dean Corren and Liberty Union Party candidate Marina Brown. The winner of the general election will serve a two-year term.

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Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Rebecca Kleefisch Running

The Wisconsin Lieutenant Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election. State Sen. John Lehman defeated Mary Jo Walters in the Democratic primary election on August 12, 2014. The general election ballot also includes Libertarian Party candidate Joseph Brost. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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