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Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014

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Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Massachusetts.

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.[1]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Massachusetts:

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.









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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Deval Patrick
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2007 No
Lieutenant Governor Office currently vacant N/A
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin
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1995 Yes[2]
Attorney General Martha Coakley
Martha Coakley.jpg
2007 Running for governor[3]
Treasurer Steven Grossman
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2010 No (Running for Governor)[4]
Auditor of the Commonwealth Suzanne Bump
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2011 Yes[5]

Governor

Candidates

Did not make general ballot

  • Democratic Party Juliette Kayyem - Former columnist for the Boston Globe, former Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs[17]
  • Democratic Party Joe Avellone - Health care executive, former Wellesley selectman[18]

Withdrew or Declined

Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Withdrew

Secretary of the Commonwealth

Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Steven Grossman
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2010 No (Running for Governor)[36]
Auditor of the Commonwealth Suzanne Bump
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2011 Yes[37][38]

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 Primary election
November 4 General election

See also

Massachusetts

References

  1. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Website, "Massachusetts Directory of Political Parties and Designations," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. The Boston Globe, "Galvin’s pass on attorney general race opens door," October 9, 2013
  3. The Boston Globe, Political Intelligence, "Martha Coakley launches bid for governor with handshakes and a video," September 16, 2013
  4. Boston Globe, "Cape state senator, treasurer to run for governor," July 11, 2013
  5. The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012
  6. The Washington Post, "Republican Charlie Baker announces run for governor," September 4, 2013
  7. Boston.com, "Republican Charles Baker to announce Mass. gubernatorial bid Wednesday," accessed September 3, 2013
  8. Boston Globe, Baker holds off rival in GOP race for governor, March 22, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Wicked Local, "Newton's Don Berwick announces run for governor," June 17, 2013
  10. The Boston Globe, Political Intelligence, "Martha Coakley launches bid for governor with handshakes and a video," September 16, 2013
  11. WCVB.com, "Steve Grossman officially announces run for gov. at Mass. Dem. convention," July 13, 2013
  12. The Walpole Times, "Murray: Grossman's plans won't affect my decision on running for gub," January 7, 2013
  13. Wicked Local, Newton resident Evan Falchuk announces 2014 gubernatorial run as United Independent candidate, February 25, 2013
  14. The Republic/MassLive.com, "Jeffrey McCormick of Boston jumps into Massachusetts governors race as independent candidate," October 21, 2013
  15. Jeff McCormick for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 31, 2013
  16. Massachusetts Live, Anti-gay minister Scott Lively, of Springfield, running for governor, December 16, 2014
  17. Boston Globe, Juliette Kayyem announces run for Mass. governor, August 21, 2013
  18. Joe Avellone for Governor, "Home," accessed April 14, 2013
  19. The Boston Herald, "Wolf, citing unresolved ethics complaint, exits gov’s race - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2013/10/wolf_citing_unresolved_ethics_complaint_exits_gov_s_race#sthash.Wyc0wMfq.dpuf," October 22, 2013
  20. Cape Cod Times, "Wolf bows out of governor's race," October 21, 2013
  21. The Boston Globe, "US Rep. Capuano to run for re-election, not governor," September 26, 2013
  22. The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012
  23. The Boston Globe, "Somerville Mayor Curtatone will not run for governor," October 17, 2013
  24. The Boston Herald, "Curtatone: Decision on gubernatorial race 'days away,'" September 27, 2013
  25. Leland Cheung Campaign Website
  26. Massachusetts Live, Whately selectman Jonathan Edwards will run for lieutenant governor, December 17, 2013
  27. Go Local Worcester, NEW: Lt. Governor Candidate Arena-DeRosa Announces Campaign Staff, March 5, 2014
  28. Karyn Polito for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 31, 2013
  29. The Boston Globe, "Charlie Baker picks Karyn Polito as running mate," December 3, 2013
  30. 90.9wbur - Boston's NPR news station, "Coakley Aide Announces Run For Mass. Attorney General," October 21, 2013
  31. The Boston Globe, "Former lawmaker Warren Tolman running for Mass. AG," November 7, 2013
  32. Hank Naughton for Attorney General 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed October 25, 2013
  33. Natick Patch, Naughton Ends Campaign for Attorney General, February 9, 2014
  34. The Boston Globe, "Galvin’s pass on attorney general race opens door," October 9, 2013
  35. Bill Gavin Secretary of State Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 9, 2013
  36. Boston Globe, "Cape state senator, treasurer to run for governor," July 11, 2013
  37. Boston Globe, "Murray adds to the buzz over 2014 governor’s race," November 15, 2012
  38. The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012