Massachusetts Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Massachusetts Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Tim Murray Democratic Party
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Massachusetts State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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The Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. The position is vacant following Tim Murray's (D) resignation, effective June 2, in order to lead the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.[1] He was ineligible to seek re-election.

Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[2]

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Steve Kerrigan
Republican Party Karyn Polito - Former state Rep. and 2010 candidate for Massachusetts Treasurer[3][4]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Leland Cheung - Cambridge City Councillor[5]
Democratic Party Michael Edward Lake - 2010 candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor, Executive Director of the World Class Cities Partnership

Withdrawn

Democratic Party James Arena-DeRosa[6]
Democratic Party Jonathan Edwards - Franklin County selectman[7]

Results

Primary

Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Kerrigan 50.8% 221,583
Leland Cheung 29.4% 128,352
Michael Edward Lake 19.7% 86,037
Total Votes 435,972
Election Results Via:NECN. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 6, 2014 Signature filing deadline for party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters
June 3, 2014 Deadline for political party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth
July 29, 2014 Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters
August 26, 2014 Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth
September 9, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election

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