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State executive official elections, 2012

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Twenty-two states held state executive official elections in 2012. In those elections, a total of 37 state executive seats and 57 down ballot seats were up for election. Wisconsin also held two special recall elections for Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch on June 5, 2012.

Positions up for election in 2012 included governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, auditor, superintendent of schools, insurance commissioner, natural resources commissioner, agriculture commissioner, labor commissioner, public services commissioner and railroad commissioner.

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General election

November 6

Primaries

2012 State Executive Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama 1/13/2012 3/13/2012 Candidates for Public Service Commission must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes for Governor in the last general election in the district.[1] 60
Arizona 5/30/2012 8/28/2012 Signature requirements for candidates for the Corporation Commission vary with party. Democratic candidates must submit at least 5,124 signatures and no more than 102,475 signatures. Republican candidates must submit at least 5,609 signatures and no more than 112,175 signatures. Libertarian candidates must submit at least 124 signatures and no more than 2,467 signatures.[2] 90
Delaware 7/10/2012 9/11/2012 Major Party Fee will be set July 2012.[3] 63
Georgia 5/25/2012 7/31/2012 Candidates for Chairman of Public Service Commission must pay a filing fee of $3,493.57.[4] 67
Indiana 2/10/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor must submit a Statement of Economic Interest and 4,500 signatures, with at least 500 from each of Indiana's 9 congressional districts.[5] Candidates for Attorney General of Indiana must submit a Statement of Economic Interest.[5] 74
Louisiana 8/17/2012 11/6/2012 Candidates for Public Service Commission must pay a $600 qualifying fee and a $300 state central committee fee. Candidates may submit at least 5,000 signatures, with no less than 500 signatures from each distirct, in lieu of fees.[6] 81
Missouri 3/27/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer must pay a $200 filing fee.[7] 133
Montana 3/12/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor must pay a filing fee of $1,945.29. Candidates for Secretary of State, State Auditor, and Superintendent of Public Instruction must pay a filing fee of $860.18. Candidates for Attorney General must pay a filing fee of $1,040.77.[8] 85
Nebraska 3/1/2012 5/15/2012 Candidates for Nebraska Public Service Commission must pay a $750 filing fee.[9] 75
New Hampshire 6/15/2012 9/11/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $100 or 200 signatures.[10] 88
New Mexico 3/20/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Public Regulation Commission must pay a $50 filing fee. Democratic candidates from District 1 must submit at least 646 signatures. Republican candidates from District 1 must submit at least 941 signatures. Democratic candidates from District 3 must submit at least 1,095 signatures. Republican candidates from District 3 must submit at least 697 signatures.[11] 112
North Carolina 2/29/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Labor, and Commissioner of Insurance must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary of the office sought.[12] 69
North Dakota 4/13/2012 6/12/2012 Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Commissioner of Insurance must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the total votes cast for the candidates of the same party for the same office in the last general election (No more than 300 signatures required).[13] 60
Oklahoma 4/13/2012 6/26/2012 74
Oregon 3/6/2012 5/15/2012 Major party candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Labor must pay a $100 Filing Fee. To be included in the Voters Pamphlet major party candidates must pay $3,000 or submit 500 verified signatures.[14] 70
Pennsylvania 2/14/2012 4/24/2012 Candidates for Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor General must pay a $200 filing fee. Candidates must also submit 1,000 signatures, with at least 100 signatures from 5 districts. 70
South Dakota 3/27/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Public Utilities Commission Chairperson will be nominated at the 2012 state Republican and Democratic conventions of each political party.[15] 70
Utah 3/15/2012 6/26/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $536. Minor party candidates for Governor must submit at least 1,000 signatures and pay the same filing fee.[16] 102
Vermont 6/14/2012 8/28/2012 Both major and minor party candidates for Governor must submit at least 500 signatures.[17] 75
Washington 5/18/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Governor, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Public Lands must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary of the office.[18] 81
West Virginia 1/28/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $1,500. Candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture must pay a filing fee of $950.[19] 101


Alabama

Alabama state executive official elections, 2012

Arizona

Arizona state executive official elections, 2012

Delaware

Delaware state executive official elections, 2012

Georgia

Georgia state executive official elections, 2012

Indiana

Indiana state executive official elections, 2012

Louisiana

Louisiana state executive official elections, 2012

Missouri

Missouri state executive official elections, 2012

Montana

Montana state executive official elections, 2012

Nebraska

Nebraska state executive official elections, 2012

New Hampshire

New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2012

New Mexico

New Mexico state executive official elections, 2012

North Carolina

North Carolina state executive official elections, 2012

North Dakota

North Dakota state executive official elections, 2012

Oklahoma

Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2012

Oregon

Oregon state executive official elections, 2012

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania state executive official elections, 2012

South Dakota

South Dakota state executive official elections, 2012

Texas

Texas state executive official elections, 2012

Utah

Utah state executive official elections, 2012

Vermont

Vermont state executive official elections, 2012

Washington

Washington state executive official elections, 2012

West Virginia

West Virginia state executive official elections, 2012

2012 State Executive Election Partisan Breakdown
Party Before 2012 Election After 2012 Election Net Change
Democratic 51 50 -1
Republican 38 43 +5
Independent (Non-partisan) 4 1 -3
TOTALS 931 vacant 94
2012 State Executive Election Analysis
Party Open Seat Winners Defeated Incumbents New State Executives
Democratic 13 6 15
Republican 11 1 18
Independent (Non-partisan) 1 0 1
TOTALS 25 7 34

Alabama

Alabama state executive official elections, 2012
Alabama Public Service Commission President General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTwinkle Cavanaugh 54.2% 1,078,108
     Democratic Lucy Baxley Incumbent 45.8% 909,323
Total Votes 1,987,431
Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.


Arizona

Arizona state executive official elections, 2012
Arizona Corporation Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Paul Newman Incumbent 15.5% 868,726
     Democratic Sandra Kennedy Incumbent 15.4% 862,876
     Democratic Marcia Busching 13.8% 776,472
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Stump Incumbent 17.5% 979,034
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Burns 16.8% 943,157
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Bitter Smith 16.7% 935,575
     Libertarian Christopher Gohl 2% 112,490
     Green Daniel Pout 1% 58,607
     Green Thomas Meadows 1.2% 67,950
     Write-in Various 0.1% 3,784
Total Votes 5,608,671
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.


Delaware

Delaware state executive official elections, 2012
Governor of Delaware General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJack Markell Incumbent 69.3% 275,993
     Republican Jeff Cragg 28.6% 113,793
     Libertarian Jesse McVay 0.9% 3,668
     Green Mark Joseph Perri 1.1% 4,575
Total Votes 398,029
Election Results via Delaware Board of Elections.
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Denn Incumbent 61.6% 238,959
     Republican Sher Valenzuela 37.1% 143,978
     Libertarian Margie Waite-McKeown 1.3% 5,206
Total Votes 388,143
Election Results via Delaware State Board of Elections.
Delaware Insurance Commissioner General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Weldin Stewart Incumbent 61.1% 233,354
     Republican Benjamin Mobley 36.8% 140,669
     Libertarian David R. Eisenhour 2.1% 7,838
Total Votes 381,861
Election Results via Delaware State Board of Elections.


Georgia

Georgia state executive official elections, 2012
Georgia Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Eaton Incumbent 52.1% 1,858,663
     Democratic Stephen Oppenheimer 43.1% 1,537,923
     Libertarian Brad Ploeger 4.8% 171,138
Total Votes 3,567,724
Election Results via Georgia Secretary of State.
Georgia Public Service Commission District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStan Wise Incumbent 65.8% 2,110,146
     Libertarian David Staples 34.2% 1,095,115
Total Votes 3,205,261
Election Results via Georgia Secretary of State.


Indiana

Indiana state executive official elections, 2012
Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Indiana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Gregg / Vi Simpson 46.6% 1,200,016
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pence / Sue Ellspermann 49.5% 1,275,424
     Libertarian Rupert Boneham / Brad Klopfenstein 4% 101,868
     Independent Donnie Harold Harris / George Fish 0% 21
Total Votes 2,577,329
Election Results via Indiana Secretary of State.
Attorney General of Indiana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Zoeller Incumbent 58% 1,453,334
     Democratic Kay Fleming 42% 1,051,504
Total Votes 2,504,838
Election Results via Indiana Secretary of State.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGlenda Ritz 52.8% 1,332,755
     Republican Tony Bennett Incumbent 47.2% 1,190,716
Total Votes 2,523,471
Election Results via Indiana Secretary of State.


Louisiana

Louisiana state executive official elections, 2012
Louisiana Public Service Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Angele 57.2% 213,485
     Democratic Forest Wright 20.5% 76,336
     Republican Erich Ponti 11.6% 43,287
     Republican Sarah Holliday 7.6% 28,214
     Independent Greg Gaubert 3.2% 11,758
Total Votes 373,080
Election Results via Louisiana Secretary of State.


Missouri

Missouri state executive official elections, 2012
Governor of Missouri General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Nixon Incumbent 54.8% 1,494,056
     Republican Dave Spence 42.5% 1,160,265
     Libertarian Jim Higgins 2.7% 73,509
Total Votes 2,727,830
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Kinder Incumbent 49.3% 1,319,747
     Democratic Susan Montee 45.5% 1,219,457
     Libertarian Matthew Copple 2.8% 75,169
     Constitution Cynthia Davis 2.4% 63,594
Total Votes 2,677,967
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.
Attorney General of Missouri General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Koster Incumbent 55.9% 1,491,139
     Republican Ed Martin 40.6% 1,084,106
     Libertarian Dave Browning 3.5% 92,819
Total Votes 2,668,064
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.
Missouri Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Kander 48.9% 1,298,022
     Republican Shane Schoeller 47.4% 1,258,937
     Libertarian Cisse Spragins 2.7% 70,814
     Constitution Justin Harter 1% 27,710
Total Votes 2,655,483
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.
Missouri Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClint Zweifel Incumbent 50.4% 1,332,876
     Republican Cole McNary 45.4% 1,200,368
     Libertarian Sean O'Toole 4.1% 109,188
Total Votes 2,642,432
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.

Montana

Montana state executive official elections, 2012
Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock and John E. Walsh 48.9% 236,450
     Republican Rick Hill and Jon Sonju 47.3% 228,879
     Libertarian Ron Vandevender and Marc Mulcahy 3.8% 18,160
Total Votes 483,489
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda McCulloch Incumbent 51.4% 245,024
     Republican Brad Johnson 45.1% 214,976
     Libertarian Roger Roots 3.5% 16,622
Total Votes 476,622
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Attorney General of Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pam Bucy 46.3% 218,228
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Fox 53.7% 252,916
Total Votes 471,144
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Lindeen Incumbent 53.5% 248,447
     Republican Derek Skees 46.5% 215,743
Total Votes 464,190
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Juneau Incumbent 50.2% 235,397
     Republican Sandy Welch 49.8% 233,166
Total Votes 468,563
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Public Service Commission District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Chuck Tooley 47.3% 42,587
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Bushman 52.7% 47,385
Total Votes 89,972
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Vincent Incumbent 49.1% 50,513
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Koopman 50.9% 52,330
Total Votes 102,843
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Public Service Commission District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gail Gutsche Incumbent 48.6% 46,462
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Lake 51.4% 49,140
Total Votes 95,602
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Nebraska

Nebraska state executive official elections, 2012
Nebraska Public Service Commission District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Landis Incumbent 100% 114,019
Total Votes 114,019
Election Results via Nebraska Secretary of State.
Nebraska Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Schram Incumbent 100% 127,390
Total Votes 127,390
Election Results via Nebraska Secretary of State.


New Hampshire

New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2012
Governor of New Hampshire General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaggie Hassan 54.7% 378,934
     Republican Ovide Lamontagne 42.6% 295,026
     Libertarian John J. Babiarz 2.8% 19,251
Total Votes 693,211
Election Results via New Hampshire Secretary of State.

New Mexico

New Mexico state executive official elections, 2012
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Montoya 55% 94,526
     Republican Christopher Ocksrider 45% 77,256
Total Votes 171,782
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Espinoza 100% 127,569
Total Votes 127,569
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.
New Mexico Public Education Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarmie Lynn Toulouse 97.6% 60,322
     Democratic Vanessa Leigh Gutierrez (Write-in) 2.4% 1,469
Total Votes 61,791
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.
New Mexico Public Education Commission District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames F. Conyers 100% 42,305
Total Votes 42,305
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.
New Mexico Public Education Commission District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVince N. Bergman Incumbent 100% 48,844
Total Votes 48,844
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.
New Mexico Public Education Commission District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Kennedy Shearman Incumbent 100% 35,889
Total Votes 35,889
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.
New Mexico Public Education Commission District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Carr Incumbent 100% 66,144
Total Votes 66,144
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


North Carolina

North Carolina state executive official elections, 2012
Governor of North Carolina General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Walter Dalton 43.2% 1,931,580
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat McCrory 54.6% 2,440,707
     Libertarian Barbara Howe 2.1% 94,652
     Write-in Various 0% 1,356
Total Votes 4,468,295
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Linda Coleman 49.9% 2,180,870
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Forest 50.1% 2,187,728
Total Votes 4,368,598
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElaine Marshall Incumbent 53.8% 2,331,173
     Republican Ed Goodwin 46.2% 2,003,026
Total Votes 4,334,199
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
Attorney General of North Carolina General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoy Cooper Incumbent 100% 2,828,941
Total Votes 2,828,941
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Cowell Incumbent 53.8% 2,313,877
     Republican Steve Royal 46.2% 1,984,827
Total Votes 4,298,704
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Wood Incumbent 53.7% 2,299,541
     Republican Debra Goldman 46.3% 1,981,539
Total Votes 4,281,080
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJune Atkinson Incumbent 54.2% 2,336,441
     Republican John Tedesco 45.8% 1,971,049
Total Votes 4,307,490
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Walter Smith 46.8% 2,025,054
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Troxler Incumbent 53.2% 2,303,586
Total Votes 4,328,640
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Commissioner of Labor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John C. Brooks 46.7% 2,019,266
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCherie Berry Incumbent 53.3% 2,300,500
Total Votes 4,319,766
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Goodwin Incumbent 51.9% 2,226,344
     Republican Mike Causey 48.1% 2,066,601
Total Votes 4,292,945
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.

North Dakota

North Dakota state executive official elections, 2012
Governor/Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley Incumbent 63.1% 200,525
     Democratic Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee 34.3% 109,048
     independent Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman 1.7% 5,356
     independent Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns 0.8% 2,618
Total Votes 317,547
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Schmidt Incumbent 65.9% 197,041
     Democratic Ross Mushik 34.1% 101,795
Total Votes 298,836
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Peterson Incumbent 62.6% 188,859
     Democratic Scot Kelsh 37.4% 112,803
Total Votes 301,662
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Hamm Incumbent 63.3% 192,031
     Democratic Tom Potter 36.7% 111,099
Total Votes 303,130
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Non-partisan Green check mark transparent.pngKirsten Baesler 55.1% 154,177
     Non-partisan Tracy Potter 44.6% 124,807
     N/A Write-in 0.4% 1,069
Total Votes 280,053
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota Public Service Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Christmann 54.6% 164,591
     Democratic Brad Crabtree 41.1% 123,978
     Libertarian Joshua Voytek 4.3% 13,098
Total Votes 301,667
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


Oklahoma

Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2012
Oklahoma Corporation Commission Short-term seat General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrice Douglas Incumbent 100%% 0
Total Votes 0
Election Results via Oklahoma State Board of Elections.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission Full-term seat General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Anthony Incumbent 100%% 0
Total Votes 0
Election Results via Oklahoma State Board of Elections.


Oregon

Oregon state executive official elections, 2012
Attorney General of Oregon General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEllen Rosenblum Incumbent 56.3% 917,627
     Republican James Buchal 39.2% 639,363
     Libertarian James Leuenberger 2.8% 45,451
     Progressive Chris Henry 1.7% 28,187
Total Votes 1,630,628
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.
Oregon Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKate Brown Incumbent 51.4% 863,656
     Republican Knute Buehler 43.3% 727,607
     Green Seth Woolley 2.6% 44,235
     Libertarian Bruce Alexander Knight 1.4% 24,273
     Progressive Robert Wolfe 1.3% 21,783
Total Votes 1,681,554
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.
Oregon Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Wheeler Incumbent 57.9% 955,213
     Republican Tom Cox 37% 609,989
     Progressive Cameron Whitten 2.4% 38,762
     Libertarian John Mahler 1.8% 30,002
     Constitution Michael Paul Marsh 0.9% 15,415
Total Votes 1,649,381
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.
Oregon Commissioner of Labor and Industries General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Non-partisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Avakian* (D) Incumbent 52.5% 681,987
     Non-partisan Bruce Starr* (R) 46.7% 606,735
     Non-partisan Write-in 0.7% 9,616
Total Votes 1,298,338
Election Results via Oregon Secretary of State.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania state executive official elections, 2012
Attorney General of Pennsylvania General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Kane 56.1% 3,125,557
     Republican David Freed 41.6% 2,313,506
     Libertarian Marakay Rogers 2.3% 128,140
Total Votes 5,567,203
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.
Pennsylvania Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob McCord Incumbent 52.5% 2,872,344
     Republican Diana Irey Vaughan 44% 2,405,654
     Libertarian Patricia Fryman 3.5% 190,406
Total Votes 5,468,404
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.
Pennsylvania Auditor General General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEugene DePasquale 49.7% 2,729,565
     Republican John Maher 46.4% 2,548,767
     Libertarian Betsy Summers 3.8% 210,786
Total Votes 5,489,118
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.

South Dakota

South Dakota state executive official elections, 2012
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Seat 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Nelson Incumbent 67% 226,508
     Democratic Nick Nemec 33% 111,405
Total Votes 337,913
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Seat 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Matt McGovern 40.4% 140,443
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKristie Fiegen Incumbent 53.9% 187,383
     Libertarian Russell Clarke 5.7% 19,696
Total Votes 347,522
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.


Texas

Texas state executive official elections, 2012
Texas Railroad Commissioner 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristi Craddick 56.2% 4,336,499
     Democratic Dale Henry 39.6% 3,057,733
     Libertarian Vivekananda Wall 2.2% 173,001
     Green Chris Kennedy 2% 153,664
Total Votes 7,720,897
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.
Texas Railroad Commissioner 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarry Smitherman Incumbent 73.8% 4,537,625
     Libertarian Jaime Perez 18.3% 1,127,074
     Green Josh Wendel 7.9% 486,485
Total Votes 6,151,184
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.


Utah

Utah state executive official elections, 2012
Governor of Utah General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Peter Cooke and Vince Rampton 27.7% 253,514
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Herbert and Greg Bell Incumbent 68.4% 624,678
     Libertarian Ken Larsen and Rob Latham 2.2% 19,956
     Constitution Kirk Pearson and Tim Alders 1.7% 15,548
Total Votes 913,696
Election Results via State of Utah.
Attorney General of Utah General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dee W. Smith 30.1% 269,893
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Swallow 64.6% 579,118
     Libertarian W. Andrew McCullough 5.3% 47,347
Total Votes 896,358
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor.
Utah Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Christopher Stout 28.1% 247,277
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Ellis Incumbent 66.9% 589,045
     Libertarian Vincent Marcus 5% 44,257
Total Votes 880,579
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor.
Utah State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mark Sage 29.5% 259,576
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Dougall 65.4% 575,677
     Constitution Richard Proctor 5.2% 45,373
Total Votes 880,626
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor.

Vermont

Vermont state executive official elections, 2012
Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Shumlin Incumbent 57.8% 170,749
     Republican Randy Brock 37.6% 110,940
     Independent Emily Peyton 2% 5,868
     United States Marijuana Cris Ericson 1.9% 5,583
     Liberty Union Dave Eagle 0.4% 1,303
     Independent Write-in 0.3% 969
Total Votes 295,412
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Scott Incumbent 57.1% 162,787
     Democratic Cassandra Gekas 40.4% 115,015
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 2.4% 6,975
     Independent Write-in 0.1% 257
Total Votes 285,034
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.
Vermont Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Condos Incumbent 86.6% 225,801
     Liberty Union Mary Alice Herbert 13.1% 34,105
     Independent Write-in 0.3% 876
Total Votes 260,782
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.
Attorney General of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sorrell Incumbent 57.9% 164,441
     Republican Jack McMullen 33.3% 94,588
     Progressive Ed Stanak 5.5% 15,629
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 3% 8,533
     Independent Write-in 0.2% 588
Total Votes 283,779
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.
Vermont Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Pearce Incumbent 52.3% 147,700
     Republican Wendy Wilton 40.7% 114,947
     Progressive Don Schramm 4.4% 12,497
     Liberty Union Jessica Diamondstone 2.5% 6,939
     Independent Write-in 0.1% 198
Total Votes 282,281
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.
Vermont State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Hoffer 51.3% 140,805
     Republican Vince Illuzzi 45.1% 123,806
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 3.4% 9,381
     Independent Write-in 0.1% 276
Total Votes 274,268
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.

Washington

Washington state executive official elections, 2012
Governor of Washington General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Inslee 51.5% 1,582,802
     Republican Rob McKenna 48.5% 1,488,245
Total Votes 3,071,047
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Lieutenant Governor of Washington General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Owen Incumbent 53.7% 1,575,133
     Republican Bill Finkbeiner 46.3% 1,359,212
Total Votes 2,934,345
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Washington Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKim Wyman 50.4% 1,464,741
     Democratic Kathleen Drew 49.6% 1,442,868
Total Votes 2,907,609
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Attorney General of Washington General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Ferguson 53.5% 1,564,443
     Republican Reagan Dunn 46.5% 1,361,010
Total Votes 2,925,453
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Washington Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames McIntire Incumbent 58.7% 1,695,401
     Republican Sharon Hanek 41.3% 1,192,150
Total Votes 2,887,551
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Washington State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Kelley 52.9% 1,512,620
     Republican James Watkins 47.1% 1,344,137
Total Votes 2,856,757
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     N/A Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Dorn Incumbent 100% 2,164,163
Total Votes 2,164,163
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Washington Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kreidler Incumbent 58.3% 1,662,555
     Republican John Adams 41.7% 1,188,926
Total Votes 2,851,481
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Washington Commissioner of Public Lands General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Goldmark Incumbent 58.7% 1,692,083
     Republican Clint Didier 41.3% 1,188,411
Total Votes 2,880,494
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.

West Virginia

West Virginia state executive official elections, 2012
Governor of West Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Ray Tomblin Incumbent 50.4% 284,758
     Republican Bill Maloney 45.7% 258,376
     Mountain Jesse Johnson 2.6% 14,614
     Libertarian David Moran 1.4% 7,653
Total Votes 565,401
Election Results via West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.
West Virginia Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNatalie Tennant Incumbent 62.4% 339,235
     Republican Brian Savilla 37.6% 204,440
Total Votes 543,675
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.
Attorney General of West Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Darrell McGraw Incumbent 48.8% 267,135
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Morrisey 51.2% 280,695
Total Votes 547,830
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.
West Virginia Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Perdue Incumbent 55.3% 295,996
     Republican Mike Hall 44.7% 238,850
Total Votes 534,846
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.
West Virginia State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGlen Gainer Incumbent 57.5% 303,240
     Republican Larry Faircloth 42.5% 224,517
Total Votes 527,757
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.
West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Helmick 51.5% 268,879
     Republican Kent Leonhardt 48.5% 252,783
Total Votes 521,662
Election Results West Virginia Secretary of State Election Results Center.


Alabama

There was one state executive seat up for election in Alabama in 2012: the President of the Alabama Public Service Commission.

President of the Public Service Commission

Results are not yet available.

Arizona

There were 3 seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission up for election in 2012.

Corporation Commission

Results are not yet available.

Delaware

There were 3 state executive positions up for election in Delaware in 2012: governor, lieutenant governor and insurance commissioner.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Insurance Commissioner

Results are not yet available.

Georgia

There were 2 seats on the Georgia Public Service Commission up for election in 2012.

Public Service Commission

Results are not yet available.

Indiana

There were four state executive positions up for election in Indiana in 2012: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Results are not yet available.

Louisiana

There was one seat on the Louisiana Public Service Commission up for election in 2012.

Public Service Commission

Results are not yet available.

Missouri

There were five state executive positions up for election in Missouri in 2012: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Secretary of State

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Montana

There were nine state executive positions up for election in Montana in 2012: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, securities and insurance commissioner (state auditor), superintendent of public instruction and three seats on the Montana Public Service Commission.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Secretary of State

Results are not yet available.

Commissioner of Securities and Insurance/State Auditor

Results are not yet available.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Results are not yet available.

Public Service Commission (3 seats)

Results are not yet available.

Nebraska

There were two seats on the Nebraska Public Service Commission were up for election in 2012.

Public Service Commission

Results are not yet available.

New Hampshire

The Governor of New Hampshire was the only state executive official up for election in 2012.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

New Mexico

There were seven state executive seats up for election in New Mexico in 2012. Two are on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and five are on the New Mexico Public Education Commission.

Public Regulation Commission

Results are not yet available.

Public Education Commission

Results are not yet available.

North Carolina

There were ten state executive positions up for election in 2012: governor,lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, auditor, superintendent of public instruction, agriculture commissioner, insurance commissioner and labor commissioner.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Secretary of State

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Auditor

Results are not yet available.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Results are not yet available.

Agriculture Commissioner

Results are not yet available.

Insurance Commissioner

Results are not yet available.

Labor Commissioner

Results are not yet available.

North Dakota

There were seven state executive positions up for election in 2012: governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, auditor, insurance commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction and one seat on the North Dakota Public Service Commission.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Auditor

Results are not yet available.

Insurance Commissioner

Results are not yet available.

Superintendent of Schools

Results are not yet available.

Public Service Commission

Results are not yet available.

Oklahoma

There were two seats on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission up for election in 2012.

Corporation Commission

Results are not yet available.

Oregon

There were four state executive positions up for election in 2012: secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and commissioner of labor and industries.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Secretary of State

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Commissioner of Labor and Industries

Results are not yet available.

Pennsylvania

There were three state executive positions up for election in 2012: attorney general, treasurer and auditor general.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Auditor General

Results are not yet available.

South Dakota

There were two seats on the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission up for election in 2012.


Results are not yet available.

Texas

There were two seats on the Texas Railroad Commission up for election in 2012.


Results are not yet available.

Utah

There were five state executive positions up for election in 2012: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer and state auditor.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Auditor

Results are not yet available.

Vermont

There were six state executive positions up for election in 2012: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and state auditor.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Secretary of State

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Auditor

Results are not yet available.

Washington

There were nine state executive positions up for election in 2012: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, superintendent of public instruction, insurance commissioner and public lands commissioner.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Lt. Governor

Results are not yet available.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Secretary of State

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Auditor

Results are not yet available.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Results are not yet available.

Insurance Commissioner

Results are not yet available.

Public Lands Commissioner

Results are not yet available.

West Virginia

There were six state executive positions up for election in 2012: governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, state auditor and agriculture commissioner.

Governor

Results are not yet available.

Attorney General

Results are not yet available.

Secretary of State

Results are not yet available.

Treasurer

Results are not yet available.

Auditor

Results are not yet available.

Agriculture Commissioner

Results are not yet available.

Gubernatorial

If the GOP had won five gubernatorial races from Democrats on November 6, 2012, that would have given the party 34 -- the most for Republicans since 1922. Before the November 2012 election, the number of Democratic governors in the country was at its lowest since 2001. After the election, there were 30 Republican governors and 19 Democratic.[20]

Lt. Governor

Secretary of State

Attorney General

State Treasurer

Auditor

Superintendent of Schools

Public Services Commissioner

Railroad Commissioner

Commissioner of Insurance

Commissioner of Agriculture

Natural Resources Commissioner

Labor Commissioner

See also

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References

  1. Alabama Secretary of State "Candidate Guide" accessed December 8, 2011
  2. Arizona Secretary of State "Partisan Signature Requirements" accessed January 7, 2012
  3. Delaware Secretary of State "2012 Election Calendar" accessed December 12, 2011
  4. Georgia Secretary of State "Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 Indiana Secretary of State "Candidate Guide" accessed December 9, 2011
  6. Louisiana Secretary of State "Qualifying Fees" accessed December 12, 2011
  7. Missouri Secretary of State "Candidate Filing" accessed December 9, 2011
  8. Montana Secretary of State "2012 Offices and Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  9. Nebraska Secretary of State "Filing Fee Schedule" accessed December 9, 2011
  10. New Hampshire Secretary of State "Filing for Office" accessed December 11, 2011
  11. New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Candidate Guide" accessed December 12, 2011
  12. North Carolina State Board of Elections "Candidacy Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  13. North Dakota Secretary of State "Running for Statewide Executive" accessed December 9, 2011
  14. Oregon Secretary of State "Candidate Filing" accessed December 9, 2011
  15. South Dakota Secretary of State "Upcoming Elections" accessed December 11, 2011
  16. Lieutenant Governor of Utah Elections Division "Becoming a State Candidate" accessed December 9, 2011
  17. Vermont Elections Division "2012 Becoming a Candidate" accessed December 9, 2011
  18. Washington Secretary of State "Filing for Public Elective Office" accessed December 9, 2011
  19. West Virginia Secretary of State "Offices on the Ballot 2012" accessed December 9, 2011
  20. NPR "Republican Governors Gear Up For Election Gains," October 18, 2012