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This is the format for categories of state executive election candidates.

The following is the basic text to paste:

{{Seocandidate|Year=|Status=|Office=|Primary=|General=|Unopposedprimary=|Unopposed=|Open=|New office=}}

Then, parameters are filled in and completed as the election goes along. An example of a basic challenger:


A treasurer candidate who lost a primary:


If you are using the template on a page with prior year category templates, the suggestion is to incorporate headings. Such as this format:

<!--YEAR categories-->

Parameters and extra categories

  • Year= Year of the election
  • Status= incumbent or challenger
  • Potential=Y if a person is considering a run for office but has not formally declared yet
  • Office=
Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Secretary of State
Superintendent of Schools
Insurance Commissioner
Natural Resources Commissioner
Agriculture Commissioner
Labor Commissioner
Public Services Commissioner
Railroad Commissioner
  • Primary=
Y to indicate running in a primary.
L to indicate defeated in a primary
W to indicate winner in a primary
  • General=
Y to indicate running in a general election.
L to indicate defeated in a general election
W to indicate winner in a general election
  • Unopposedprimary=Y if facing no major party opposition in a primary election
  • Unopposed=Y if facing no major party opposition in a general election
  • Open=Y if incumbent is not running in general election
  • New office=Y if incumbent is running for a different office