Oregon state executive official elections, 2014

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Partisan breakdown
Candidates by office
Key deadlines
State executive organization
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Recent news
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Two state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Oregon. The general election takes place November 4, 2014. As a nonpartisan elected office, the Oregon Commissioner of Labor and Industries is subject to a special schedule. The general election for that office took place on May 20, 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.

Oregon is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Oregon:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds one of the two state executive seats in Oregon. The election for the nonpartisan office of Oregon Commissioner of Labor and Industries was concluded on May 20, 2014.

Oregon State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Nonpartisan 1 1
     Republican Party 0 Pending
Total 2 2


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor John Kitzhaber
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2011 Yes[4] Democratic Party John Kitzhaber
Republican Party Dennis Richardson
Libertarian Party Paul Grad
Constitution Party Aaron Auer
Commissioner of Labor and Industries Brad Avakian
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2008 Yes[5] Independent Brad Avakian Independent Brad Avakian No


Primary results

Governor of Oregon, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Kitzhaber Incumbent 88.5% 234,852
Ifeanyichukwu Diru 9.7% 25,685
Write-ins 1.8% 4,796
Total Votes 265,333
Election Results Via:Oregon Secretary of State Unofficial Election Results.
Governor of Oregon, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Bruce Cuff 9.7% 22,250
Gordon Challstrom 10% 23,026
Tim Carr 6% 13,687
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Richardson 65.7% 150,808
Mae Rafferty 6.9% 15,769
Darren Karr 1% 2,315
Write-ins 0.8% 1,818
Total Votes 229,673
Election Results Via:Oregon Secretary of State Unofficial Election Results.

Commissioner of Labor and Industries

Oregon Commissioner of Labor and Industries, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Avakian Incumbent 98.4% 367,505
     Nonpartisan Write-ins 1.6% 6,039
Total Votes 373,544
Election Results Oregon Secretary of State Unofficial Election Results.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 11, 2014 Filing deadline
May 20, 2014 Partisan primaries and nonpartisan elections
November 4, 2014 General election
December 4, 2014 Certification of results

State executive organization

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

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Ballotpedia reports

To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:

Recent news

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