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This page is a content-and-style guide about articles about incumbent state executive officials, candidates for state executive offices, and state executive office profiles.

This page a general overview and more in-depth guidelines can be found here.

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See also: Template:SEO election history box/doc
See also: Template:SEO dual ticket box/doc

===Full History===
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Use for joint ticket electoral histories

===Full History===
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See also: Writing:Infobox (state executive officials)

State office profiles

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Incumbent/candidate profiles

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See also: Writing:Elections (state executive officials)

Primary elections

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General elections

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Gov/Lt. Gov joint ticket elections

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Comprehensive donor history

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2012

See also: Template:SEO donor box 2012
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2010

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See also: Template:Poll

One poll only

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Two polls


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==Recent news==

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''XFIRSTX + XLASTX + XSTATEX + XPOSITIONX'''"
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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See also: Writing:Succession boxes (state executive officials)
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|Name                 = XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX
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}}{{tnr}}{{submit a bio}}'''XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX''' {{2014is}} a [[XPARTYX]] candidate for [[XPOSITIONX]] in the [[XELECTIONX|2014 elections]].

==Elections==

===2014===

:''See also: [[XELECTIONX]]''

XLASTNAMEX {{2014isrunning}} for [[XELECTIONX|election]] to the office of [[XPOSITIONX]]. XLASTNAMEX {{2014isseeking}} the [[XPARTYX]] nomination in the primary on XPRIMARYDATEX. {{Nov2014genelection}}

==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''XFIRSTNAMEX + XLASTNAMEX + XSTATEX + XOFFICEX'''"
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=XFIRSTNAMEX+XLASTNAMEX+XSTATEX+XOFFICEX&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX News Feed}}
==See also==
*[[XPOSITIONX]]
*[[XELECTIONX]]

==External links==
{{submit a link}}
*[URL XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX for XOFFICEX 2014 Official campaign website]
:[URL ''Campaign Facebook'']<br>
:[URL ''Campaign Twitter'']<br>
:[URL ''Campaign YouTube'']<br>

==References==
{{reflist}}

{{2014 state executive election}}
{{XSTATEX}}
[[Category:XSTATEX]]
[[Category:XPARTYX Party]]

<!--2014 categories-->

{{Seocandidate|Unopposed|Year=2014|Status=|Office=|Primary=Y|General=}}

See also: Larry Hogan
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}}{{tnr}}{{submit a bio}}'''XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX''' {{2014is}} a [[XPARTYX]] candidate for [[XPOSITIONX]] in the [[XELECTIONX|YEAR elections]].

==Elections==

===2014===

:''See also: [[XELECTIONX]]''

XLASTNAMEX {{2014isrunning}} for [[XELECTIONX|election]] to the office of [[XPOSITIONX]]. XLASTNAMEX {{2014isseeking}} the [[XPARTYX]] nomination in the primary on XPRIMARYDATEX. {{Nov2014genelection}}

====Results====
=====Primary election=====


=====General election=====


====Campaign media====


====Endorsements====


====Campaign themes====
LASTNAME's campaign website listed the following themes for the 2014 election: 

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==Race background==

==Polls==

==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''XFIRSTNAMEX + XLASTNAMEX + XSTATEX + XOFFICEX'''"
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=XFIRSTNAMEX+XLASTNAMEX+XSTATEX+XOFFICEX&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX News Feed}}
==See also==
*[[XPOSITIONX]]
*[[XELECTIONX]]

==External links==
{{submit a link}}
*[URL XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX for XOFFICEX 2014 Official campaign website]
:[URL ''Campaign Facebook'']<br>
:[URL ''Campaign Twitter'']<br>
:[URL ''Campaign YouTube'']<br>

==References==
{{reflist}}

{{2014 state executive election}}
{{XSTATEX}}
[[Category:XSTATEX]]
[[Category:XPARTYX Party]]

<!--2014 categories-->

{{Seocandidate|Unopposed|Year=2014|Status=|Office=|Primary=Y|General=}}

See also: Writing:Historical officeholders (state executive offices)
==Historical officeholders Component==
There have been ## NAME OF OFFICE since DATE. Of the ## officeholders, # were Republican, # were Democrat, etc.<ref>REFERENCE</ref>

{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" width="500px" style="text-align:center;"
|-
! colspan="6" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |List of Former Officeholders from DATE-Present
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!#
! Name 
! Tenure
! Party
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| 1|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
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| 3|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
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| 4|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
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| 5|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
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Color codes

If the position is partisan, the third column in the table should have a colored party dot designating the party.

Main party dot codes are as follows:

  • Republican: {{red dot}}
  • Democratic: {{blue dot}}
  • Independent: {{grey dot}}

Example: Minnesota state executive official elections, 2014

{{STATEELECTIONBANNER}}{{seoelections2014short}}'''NUMBER state executive positions''' are up for election in [[State executive official elections, YEAR|YEAR]] in the state of [[STATE]].

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.

{{STATEPRIMARYTEMPLATE}}

The following offices will be elected in YEAR in [[STATE elections, 2014|STATE]]:
* [[STATE OFFICE election, YEAR|NAME OF STATE OFFICE]]
* [[STATE OFFICE election, YEAR|NAME OF STATE OFFICE]]
* [[STATE OFFICE election, YEAR|NAME OF STATE OFFICE]]
* [[STATE OFFICE election, YEAR|NAME OF STATE OFFICE]]

==Partisan breakdown==
{{PARTISANBREAKDOWNTEMPLATE}}

==Election details==
=Candidates by office=
{{INCUMBENTBOX}}

=Primary results=

==[[STATE OFFICE election, 2014|OFFICE]]==
{{RESULTSBOX}}

{{RESULTSBOX}}

==[[STATE OFFICE election, 2014|OFFICE]]==
{{RESULTSBOX}}

==[[STATE OFFICE election, 2014|OFFICE]]==
{{RESULTSBOX}}

=General election results=
==[[STATE OFFICE election, 2014|OFFICE]]==
{{RESULTSBOX}}

==[[STATE OFFICE election, 2014|OFFICE]]==
{{RESULTSBOX}}

==[[STATE OFFICE election, 2014|OFFICE]]==
{{RESULTSBOX}}

<headertabs/>

==Key deadlines==
{{KEYDATESTEMPLATE}}

==State executive organization==
Executive officials in STATE are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes [[STATE State Legislature|state legislators]] and [[Judgepedia: Courts in STATE state judges]]. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of STATE's state government: 

'''ALTERNATE TEXT IF ORG CHART ONLY INCLUDES EXECUTIVE CHART:''' 
The executive branch of STATE's government includes myriad elected and appointed offices charged with serving state residents. The following chart details the relationship among different offices in STATE's executive branch: 

[[File: STATE ORG CHART|400px|link=STATE state executive offices]]<br><br>

==Ballotpedia reports==
To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:
<DPL>category               = STATE YEAR news
category               = State executive news, YEAR
ordermethod            = firstedit
order                  = descending
addeditdate            = false
userdateformat         = M d, Y
noresultsheader        = No news has been posted yet for this state. 
</dpl>

==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''STATE + state + executive + elections'''"
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=STATE+state+executive+elections&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=STATE State Executive Elections News Feed}}

==See also==
{{mnflag}}
* [[Portal:Elections]]
* [[State executive official elections, YEAR]]
* [[STATE state executive offices]]

==References==
{{reflist}}

__NOTOC__
{{State executive offices}}
{{STATE}} 
[[Category:STATE elections, YEAR]]
[[Category:State executive official elections, YEAR]]
[[Category:State executive official elections, YEAR, by state]]

Example: Minnesota Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014 and Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2014
{{STATEBANNER}}{{STATESEPTOC}}{{tnr}}The '''STATE OFFICE election''' will take place on [[State executive official elections, YEAR|MONTH DAY, YEAR]]. INCUMBENT is eligible/not eligible for re-election and did/did not file for re-election. The winner of the general election will serve a NUMBER OF YEARS-year term in office.

{{PRIMARYTEMPLATE}}

==Candidates==
{{CANDIDATETEMPLATE}}

==Results==
===Primary===
{{RESULTSBOX}}

===General election===
{{RESULTSBOX}}

==Race background==
{{RACEBACKGROUND}}

==Debates==
{{STATESDEBATE2014}}

==Polls==
{{POLLTEMPLATE}}

==Key deadlines==
{{KEYDATES}}

==Ballotpedia reports==
To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:
<DPL>category               = STATE YEAR news
category               = State executive news, YEAR
ordermethod            = firstedit
order                  = descending
addeditdate            = false
userdateformat         = M d, Y
noresultsheader        = No news has been posted yet for this state. 
</dpl>

==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''STATE + OFFICE + election'''"
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=STATE+OFFICE+election&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=STATE OFFICE Election News Feed}}

==See also==
* [[OFFICE]]
* [[STATE state executive official elections, YEAR]]
* [[State executive official elections, YEAR]]

==External links==
{{submit a link}}

==References==
{{reflist}}

{{YEAR state executive election}}
{{STATE}}
[[Category:State executive official elections, YEAR]]
[[Category:YEAR elections]]
[[Category:OFFICE elections, YEAR]]
[[Category:OFFICE elections, YEAR]]
[[Category:STATE elections, YEAR ]]

{{Polinfobox
|Project              = SEO
|Name                 = XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX
|Profile picture      =
|Position             = XPOSITIONX
|Status               = Former officeholder
|Tenure = XYEAR-RANGEX
|Term ends =
|Assumed office =
|Political party      = XPARTYX
|Leadership =
|Years leadership =
|Leadership 2 =
|Years leadership 2 =
|Leadership 3 =
|Years leadership 3 =
|Leadership 4 =
|Years leadership 4 =
|Leadership 5 =
|Years leadership 5 =
|Base salary =
|Per diem =
|Pension =
|Last election =
|Appointed =
|Appointed by =
|First elected =
|Term limits =
|Next election =
|Prior office =
|Prior office years =
|Prior office 2 =
|Prior office 2 years =
|Prior office 3 =
|Prior office 3 years =
|High school =
|Associate's =
|Bachelor's =
|Master's =
|J.D. =
|Ph.D. =
|M.D. =
|Other =
|Military =
|Years of service =
|Military 2 =
|Years of service 2  =
|Citations =
|Birthday =
|Place of birth =
|Profession =
|Religion =
|Office website =
|Campaign website =
|Personal website =
|Campaign logo =
}}{{tnr}}'''XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX''' is a former [[XPOSITIONX]]. XLASTNAMEX served in this position from XYEAR-RANGEX.
{{retired official submit info}}
==Elections==

==Recent news==

{{submit a bio}}

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''XFIRSTNAMEX + XLASTNAMEX + XSTATEX + XOFFICEX'''"
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=XFIRSTNAMEX+XLASTNAMEX+XSTATEX+XOFFICEX&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=XFIRSTNAMEX XLASTNAMEX News Feed}}

==See also==
*[[XPOSITIONX]]
*[[XOFFICEX]]
*[[XCURRENTOFFICEHOLDERNAMEX]]

==External links==
{{submit a link}}

==References==
{{reflist}}


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{{XSTATEX}}
[[Category:XSTATEX]]
[[Category:XPARTYX Party]]
[[Category:Former XSTATEX XOFFICEX]]
[[Category:Former XPARTYX XOFFICEX]]
[[Category:Former XOFFICEXs]]

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject News, Ballotpedia:State executive official news
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''By [mailto:emailaddress Name]''

'''STATE CAPITAL, [[STATE]]:''' 

==See also==
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*[[STATE elections, 2014]]
*[[STATE state executive official elections, 2014]]

==References==
{{reflist}}

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{{STATE}}
[[Category:STATE executive news, 2014]]
[[Category:STATE 2014 news]]
[[Category:MONTH 2014]]
[[Category:Ballotnews.org]]
[[Category:State Executives]]
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Include as needed: 

[[Category:State executive filing deadline reports, 2014]]
[[Category:2014 front page news]]
[[Category:2014 election preview articles]]
[[Category:State executive election preview, 2014]]‎
[[Category:State executive election review, 2014]]‎