Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2014

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Nine state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Oklahoma. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

In addition to candidate lists and election results, this page includes information about important dates, how the state's executive branch is organized, as well as links to articles about recent news in races across the state.

Oklahoma is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, so an unaffiliated voter must be authorized by a party in order to vote in the primary.[1]

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Oklahoma:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held nine of the nine state executive seats in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 4, 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 9 9'
     Democratic Party 0 0
Total 9 9
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Note: Only contested primaries are detailed below.

Governor

Primary results

Governor of Oklahoma, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Fallin 75.5% 200,035
Chad Moody 15.4% 40,839
Dax Ewbank 9.1% 24,020
Total Votes 264,894
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Primary results

Oklahoma Superintendent, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoy Hofmeister 57.6% 151,124
Brian S. Kelly 21.4% 56,060
Janet Barresi 21% 55,048
Total Votes 262,232
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.
Oklahoma Superintendent, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cox 41% 68,889
Green check mark transparent.pngFreda Deskin 38.2% 64,135
Jack Herron 13.3% 22,335
Ivan Holmes 7.4% 12,504
Total Votes 167,863
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.

Primary runoff results

Oklahoma Superintendent, Democratic Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cox 62.9% 60,370
Freda Deskin 37.1% 35,621
Total Votes 95,991
Election Results via Oklahoma State Board of Elections.

Insurance Commissioner

Primary results

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Doak 77.5% 189,893
Bill Viner 22.5% 55,173
Total Votes 245,066
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.

Corporation Commissioner

Primary results

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Hiett 52.2% 128,173
Cliff Branan 47.8% 117,169
Total Votes 245,342
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.

The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Governor

Governor of Oklahoma, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Fallin Incumbent 55.8% 460,298
     Democratic Joe Dorman 41% 338,239
     Independent Kimberly Willis 2.1% 17,169
     Independent Richard Prawdzienski 1.1% 9,125
Total Votes 824,831
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.

Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Lamb Incumbent 68.5% 562,088
     Democratic Cathy Cummings 31.5% 258,564
Total Votes 820,652
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.

Attorney General

Scott Pruitt was running for election without opposition.

Treasurer

Ken Miller was running for election without opposition.

Auditor

Gary Jones was running for election without opposition.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Oklahoma Superintendent, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoy Hofmeister Incumbent 55.8% 457,053
     Democratic John Cox 44.2% 361,878
Total Votes 818,931
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.

Insurance Commissioner

John Doak was running for election without opposition.

Labor Commissioner

Oklahoma Labor Commissioner, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Costello Incumbent 62.8% 504,307
     Democratic Mike Workman 37.2% 299,284
Total Votes 803,591
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.

Corporation Commissioner

Todd Hiett was running for election without opposition.

Voter turnout

Political scientist Michael McDonald's United States Elections Project studied voter turnout in the 2014 election by looking at the percentage of eligible voters who headed to the polls. McDonald used voting-eligible population (VEP), or the number of eligible voters independent of their current registration status, to calculate turnout rates in each state on November 4. He also incorporated ballots cast for the highest office in each state into his calculation. He estimated that 81,687,059 ballots were cast in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 35.9 percent of the VEP.[6] By comparison, 61.6 percent of VEP voted in the 2008 presidential election and 58.2 percent of VEP voted in the 2012 presidential election.[7]

Quick facts

  • According to PBS Newshour, voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the 1942 midterms, which took place during the nation's involvement in World War II.[8]
  • Forty-three states and the District of Columbia failed to surpass 50 percent turnout in McDonald's analysis.
  • The three states with the lowest turnout according to McDonald's analysis were Texas (28.3 percent), Tennessee (28.6 percent) and Indiana (28.8 percent).
  • Maine (58.5 percent), Wisconsin (56.5 percent) and Colorado (54.5 percent) were the three states with the highest turnout.
  • There were only 12 states that increased voter turnout in 2014 compared to the 2010 midterm elections.[9]
Voter turnout rates, 2014
State Total votes counted  % voter eligible population Top statewide office up for election Size of lead (Raw votes) Size of lead (%)
Alabama 1,191,274 33.2 Governor 320,319 27.2
Alaska 285,431 54.4 Governor 4,004 1.6
Arizona 1,537,671 34.1 Governor 143,951 12.5
Arkansas 852,642 40.1 Governor 118,664 14
California 7,513,972 30.8 Governor 1,065,748 17.8
Colorado 2,080,071 54.5 Governor 50,395 2.4
Connecticut 1,096,509 42.5 Governor 26,603 2.5
Delaware 234,038 34.4 Attorney General 31,155 13.6
District of Columbia 177,176 35.8 Mayor 27,934 19
Florida 6,026,802 43.3 Governor 66,127 1.1
Georgia 2,596,947 38.5 Governor 202,685 8
Hawaii 369,554 36.5 Governor 45,323 12.4
Idaho 445,307 39.6 Governor 65,852 14.9
Illinois 3,680,417 40.9 Governor 171,900 4.9
Indiana 1,387,622 28.8 Secretary of State 234,978 17.8
Iowa 1,142,284 50.2 Governor 245,548 21.8
Kansas 887,023 43.4 Governor 33,052 3.9
Kentucky 1,435,868 44 U.S. Senate 222,096 15.5
Louisiana 1,472,039 43.8 U.S. Senate 16,401 1.1
Maine 616,996 58.5 Governor 29,820 4.9
Maryland 1,733,177 41.5 Governor 88,648 6.1
Massachusetts 2,186,789 44.6 Governor 40,361 1.9
Michigan 3,188,956 43.2 Governor 129,547 4.3
Minnesota 1,992,613 50.5 Governor 109,776 5.6
Mississippi 631,858 28.9 U.S. Senate 141,234 33
Missouri 1,426,303 31.8 Auditor 684,074 53.6
Montana 373,831 47.3 U.S. Senate 65,262 17.9
Nebraska 552,115 41.5 Governor 97,678 18.7
Nevada 547,349 29 Governor 255,793 46.7
New Hampshire 495,565 48.4 Governor 24,924 5.2
New Jersey 1,955,042 32.5 N/A N/A N/A
New Mexico 512,805 35.7 Governor 73,868 14.6
New York 3,930,310 29 Governor 476,252 13.4
North Carolina 2,939,767 41.2 U.S. Senate 48,511 1.7
North Dakota 255,128 45 U.S. House At-large seat 42,214 17.1
Ohio 3,149,876 36.2 Governor 933,235 30.9
Oklahoma 824,831 29.8 Governor 122,060 14.7
Oregon 1,541,782 53.5 Governor 59,029 4.5
Pennsylvania 3,495,866 36 Governor 339,261 9.8
Rhode Island 329,212 42.2 Governor 14,346 4.5
South Carolina 1,261,611 35.2 Governor 179,089 14.6
South Dakota 282,291 44.9 Governor 124,865 45.1
Tennessee 1,374,065 28.6 Governor 642,214 47.5
Texas 4,727,208 28.3 Governor 957,973 20.4
Utah 577,973 30.2 Attorney General 173,819 35.2
Vermont 193,087 38.8 Governor 2,095 1.1
Virginia 2,194,346 36.6 U.S. Senate 16,727 0.8
Washington 2,123,901 43.1 N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 451,498 31.2 U.S. Senate 124,667 27.6
Wisconsin 2,410,314 56.5 Governor 137,607 5.7
Wyoming 168,390 39.3 Governor 52,703 33.6
United States 81,687,059 35.9

Note: Information from the United States Elections Project was last updated on December 16, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
April 11, 2014 Filing deadline for all candidates[10]
June 24, 2014 Primary election
August 26, 2014 Runoff primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials elected in November

State executive organization

Executive officials in Ohio are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges.

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Ballotpedia reports

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