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Ohio down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Ohio Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date
May 6, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Ohio State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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Two down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Ohio in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Ohio has a mostly closed primary system, in which voters must vote in the same party's primary as in the previous election, or register with the other party to switch.

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Josh Mandel
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2011 Running
Auditor of State Dave Yost
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2011 Running

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See also: Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Ohio#2013

In late 2013, Ohio passed two laws that allegedly restrict minor parties' participation in the 2014 elections. The Libertarian Party of Ohio filed lawsuits against both laws, the outcomes of which could alter the candidate landscape of these races.[1]

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
February 5 Filing deadline
May 6 Primary election
November 4 General election

Treasurer

Candidates

Marc Allan Feldman may be disqualified as his campaign's signatures are in doubt and under review by the Ohio Secretary of State.[5]

Duties

The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the state and serves as the state's banker. The most important duty of the treasury is to safeguard the taxpayer's money in Ohio. The office is responsible, among other things, for:

  • managing more than $160 billion in financial assets
  • investing the state's money and manage an investment portfolio that exceeds $15 billion
  • tracking and maintaining a database of all unclaimed property in Ohio
  • providing financial advice to state agencies
  • providing financial education and resources

Polls

Ohio Treasurer's Race 2014
Poll Josh Mandel Connie PillichNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
(November 5-6, 2013)
43%47%10%+/-4.0595
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Money in the race

Mid-year campaign financial reports detailing the first six months of the year were due on July 31, 2013. Incumbent Mandel, who began the year with $219 on hand, raised over $1.1 million in the first half of the year. Challenger Connie Pillich raised about $312,000.[6]

Auditor

Current incumbent

Republican Party Dave Yost (running) - incumbent

Candidates

Democratic Party John Patrick Carney - state representative[7]

Libertarian Party Bob Bridges (write-in) - political director for the Libertarian Party of Ohio[8]

Duties

The auditor of state serves as a watchdog, ensuring the state and its more than 5,600 entities are using resources efficiently and effectively. The office conducts both fiscal and performance audits of:

  • all public offices in Ohio
  • cities
  • counties
  • village
  • townships
  • schools
  • state universities
  • public libraries
  • state agencies, boards, and commissions

See also

References