Secretary of State elections, 2014

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Voters in 26 states will cast ballots to fill secretaries of state seats on November 4, 2014. Republicans hold 17 of 26 (65.4 percent) of the secretary of state seats up for election in 2014. There will be significant turnover this fall, as 10 out of 26 (38.5 percent) incumbents did not file for re-election or could not run due to term limits.

Alabama

See also: Alabama secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Jim Bennett Not running

The Alabama secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jim Bennett was first appointed on July 31, 2013, and will not seek election to a full term. State Rep. John Merrill defeated Reese McKinney and James Perdue in the Republican primary election on June 3, 2014. Merrill will face Democratic candidate Lula Albert-Kaigler in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Arizona

See also: Arizona secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Ken Bennett Not running

The Arizona secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ken Bennett did not file for re-election, as he is running for governor. A Republican primary election on August 26, 2014 featured Wil Cardon, State Sen. Michele Reagan and State Rep. Justin Pierce. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democratic candidate Terry Goddard in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Arkansas

See also: Arkansas secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Mark Martin Running

The Arkansas secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Martin was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election in 2014. He faces Democratic candidate Susan Inman and Libertarian Party candidate Jacob Holloway in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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California

See also: California secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Debra Bowen Term limited

The California secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Debra Bowen was first elected in 2006 and did not seek re-election in 2014 due to term limits. State Sen. Alex Padilla (D) and Republican candidate Pete Peterson advanced from the June 3, 2014 primary election against six other candidates. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Colorado

See also: Colorado secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Scott Gessler Running

The Colorado secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Scott Gessler was first elected in 2010 and did not file for re-election, opting instead to run for governor. The general election ballot features Democratic candidate Joe Neguse, Republican candidate Wayne W. Williams, Libertarian Party candidate David Schambach and Constitution Party candidate Amanda Campbell. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Connecticut

See also: Connecticut secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Denise Merrill Running

The Connecticut secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Denise Merrill was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election in 2014 against Republican candidate Peter Lumaj. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Georgia

See also: Georgia secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Brian Kemp Running

The Georgia secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Kemp was first appointed in 2010 and is seeking re-election in 2014. Doreen Carter defeated Gerald Beckum to win the Democratic nomination in a primary election on May 20, 2014. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Idaho

See also: Idaho secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Ben Ysursa Not running

The Idaho secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ben Ysursa was first elected in 2002 and while eligible to seek re-election in 2014, he has decided to retire from office when his term ends in January 2015.[1][2] State Rep. Lawerence Denney won the Republican primary election on May 20, 2014 against three other candidates. He will face State Rep. Holli High Woodings (D) in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Illinois

See also: Illinois secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Jesse White Running

The Illinois secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jesse White was first elected in 1998 and is seeking re-election in 2014. He will face Republican candidate Mike Webster, Libertarian Party candidate Chris Michel, Green Party candidate Sheldon Shafer and Constitution Party candidate Randy Stufflebeam in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Indiana

See also: Indiana secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Connie Lawson Running

The Indiana secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Connie Lawson was first appointed in 2012 and is seeking re-election in 2014. She will face Democratic candidate Beth White and Libertarian Party candidate Karl Tatgenhorst in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Iowa

See also: Iowa secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Matt Schultz Not running

The Iowa secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Matt Schultz was first elected in 2010 and did not file for re-election in 2014. The general election ballot will feature Republican candidate Paul Pate, Democratic candidate Brad Anderson and Libertarian Party candidate Jake Porter. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Kansas

See also: Kansas secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Kris Kobach Running

The Kansas secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Kris Kobach was first elected in 2010 and defeated Scott Morgan in the Republican primary election on August 5, 2014. Kobach will face Democratic candidate Jean Schodorf in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: William Galvin Running

The Massachusetts secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent William F. Galvin was first elected in 1994 and is seeking re-election in 2014. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Michigan

See also: Michigan secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Ruth Johnson Running

The Michigan secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ruth Johnson was first elected in 2010 and announced her bid for a second term in office in 2014.[3] The general election ballot features Libertarian Party candidate James Lewis and U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate Robert Gale. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Minnesota

See also: Minnesota secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Mark Ritchie Not running

The Minnesota secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Ritchie was first elected in 2006 and announced in June 2013 that he would not file for re-election in 2014.[4] The general election ballot features Steve Simon (D), Dan Severson (R), Libertarian candidate Bob Odden and Independence Party candidate Bob Helland. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Nebraska

See also: Nebraska secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: John A. Gale Running

The Nebraska secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent John A. Gale was first appointed in 2000 and is seeking re-election in 2014.[5] He will face Libertarian Party candidate Ben Backus in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Nevada

See also: Nevada secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Ross Miller Term limited

The Nevada secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ross Miller was first elected in 2006 and was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits. The general election ballot features Republican candidate Barbara Cegavske, Democratic candidate Kate Marshall and Green Party candidate Timothy Reinhardt. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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New Mexico

See also: New Mexico secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Dianna Duran Running

The New Mexico secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Dianna Duran was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election in 2014. She will face Democratic candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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North Dakota

See also: North Dakota secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Al Jaeger Running

The North Dakota secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Al Jaeger was first elected in 1992 and is seeking re-election in 2014. He will face Democratic candidate April Fairfield and Libertarian Party candidate Roland Riemers in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Ohio

See also: Ohio secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Jon Husted Running

The Ohio secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jon Husted was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election in 2014. He will face State Sen. Nina Turner (D) and Ohio Libertarian Party chairman Kevin Knedler in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Ralph Mollis Term limited

The Rhode Island secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ralph Mollis was first elected in 2006 and did not file for re-election due to term limits. The Democratic primary election on September 9, 2014 features Guillaume de Ramel and Nellie Gorbea. The general election ballot includes Republican candidate John Carlevale and independent candidate Pamela Azar. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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South Carolina

See also: South Carolina secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Mark Hammond Running

The South Carolina secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Hammond was first elected in 2002 and is seeking re-election in 2014. He will face Democratic candidate Ginny Deerin in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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South Dakota

See also: South Dakota secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Jason Gant Not running

The South Dakota secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jason Gant was first elected in 2010 and announced on September 11, 2013 that he would not seek a second term.[6] The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Vermont

See also: Vermont secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Jim Condos Running

The Vermont secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jim Condos was first elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election in 2014. He will face Green Party candidate Ben Eastwood and Liberty Union Party candidate Mary Alice Hebert in the general election. The winner of the general election will serve a two-year term.

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Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin secretary of state election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Doug La Follette Running

The Wisconsin secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Douglas La Follette was first elected in 1982 and is seeking re-election in 2014. The general election ballot includes Republican candidate Julian Bradley, Constitution Party candidate Jerry Broitzman and Libertarian Party candidate Andy Craig. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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Wyoming

See also: Wyoming secretary of state election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Max Maxfield Not running

The Wyoming secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Max Maxfield was first elected in 2006 and did not file for re-election in 2014. The Republican primary election featured Clark Stith, Ed Murray, Edward Buchanan and Pete Illoway. Wyoming Constitution Party chair Jennifer Young will appear on the general election ballot. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term.

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