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Nine state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of South Carolina. The general election takes 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.

South Carolina is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in South Carolina:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds eight of the nine state executive seats in South Carolina.

South Carolina State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 8 Pending
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
Total 9 9
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Governor

Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Pat McKinney (withdrew)[5] 24.4% 73,451
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Campbell 23.9% 72,204
Ray Moore 8.1% 24,335
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry McMaster 43.6% 131,546
Total Votes 301,536
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

Primary runoff results

Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Republican Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Mike Campbell 36.4% 48,807
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry McMaster 63.6% 85,159
Total Votes 133,966
Election Results Via:South Carolina State Election Commission Unofficial Runoff Results.

Attorney General

Secretary of State

Treasurer

South Carolina Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCurtis Loftis, Jr. 62.8% 172,948
Brian Adams 37.2% 102,295
Total Votes 275,243
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

Controller

Auditor

Superintendent of Public Instruction

South Carolina Superintendent, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Gary Burgess 10.7% 30,840
Sheri Few 19.3% 55,649
Amy Cofield 7.2% 20,611
Green check mark transparent.pngSally Atwater 22% 63,150
Charmeka Childs 6.7% 19,255
Don Jordan 5.6% 16,183
Green check mark transparent.pngMolly Mitchell Spearman 22.5% 64,657
Elizabeth Moffly 6% 17,294
Total Votes 287,639
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.
South Carolina Superintendent, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Montrio Belton 18.4% 21,260
Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Gallagher 36.4% 42,186
Jerry Govan 18.9% 21,824
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Thompson 26.3% 30,488
Total Votes 115,758
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

Primary runoff results

South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Republican Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Sally Atwater 42.8% 57,385
Green check mark transparent.pngMolly Mitchell Spearman 57.2% 76,537
Total Votes 133,922
Election Results Via:South Carolina State Election Commission Unofficial Runoff Results.
South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Democratic Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Sheila Gallagher 40.9% 16,244
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Thompson 59.1% 23,506
Total Votes 39,750
Election Results Via:South Carolina State Election Commission Unofficial Runoff Results.

Agriculture Commissioner

South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHugh Weathers 65.7% 178,840
Joe Farmer 34.3% 93,472
Total Votes 272,312
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

Adjutant General

South Carolina Adjutant General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert E. Livingston, Jr. 75.9% 201,410
James Breazeale 24.1% 64,071
Total Votes 265,481
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 30, 2014 Primary and convention filing deadline[6]
June 10, 2014 Primary election
August 15, 2014 Filing deadline for petition and nonpartisan candidates
November 4, 2014 General election

State executive organization

Executive officials in Pennsylvania 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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