Alabama state executive official elections, 2014

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Nine state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Alabama:[1] The general election will take place November 4, 2014, following a primary on June 3 and a runoff where necessary on July 15.

Alabama 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.[2][3][4]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Alabama:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds nine of the nine state executive seats up for election in 2014 in Alabama.

Alabama State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 9 Pending
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
Total 9 9
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Governor

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Lieutenant governor

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

  • Republican Party Stan Cooke - Founder and President of an international Christian mission organization supporting benevolence programs in Israel.[16][17]

Attorney general

General Election Candidates

Secretary of state

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Auditor

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Treasurer

Candidates

Agriculture Commissioner

General Election Candidates

Public Service Commissioner Place 1

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Public Service Commissioner Place 2

General Election Candidates

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Lost in the Primary

Governor

Governor of Alabama Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Bentley Incumbent 89.3% 388,247
Stacy George 5.8% 25,134
Bob Starkey 4.9% 21,144
Total Votes 434,525
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.
Governor of Alabama Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Kevin Bass 36.1% 65,225
Green check mark transparent.pngParker Griffith 63.9% 115,433
Total Votes 180,658
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.

Lt. Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Alabama Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Ivey Incumbent 61.7% 257,588
Stan Cooke 38.3% 160,023
Total Votes 417,611
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.

Alabama Attorney General

Secretary of State

Runoff

Alabama Secretary of State, Republican Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Reese McKinney 46.9% 95,808
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Merrill 53.1% 108,664
Total Votes 204,472
Election Results Via:abc News. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Primary

Alabama Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngReese McKinney 38.4% 139,763
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Merrill 39.6% 143,960
James Perdue 22% 80,050
Total Votes 363,773
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.


Treasurer

Uncontested

Auditor

Runoff

Alabama State Auditor, Republican Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Dale Peterson 35.1% 71,085
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Zeigler 64.9% 131,543
Total Votes 202,628
Election Results Via:abc News. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Primary

Alabama Auditor Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDale Peterson 24.3% 84,828
Hobbie Sealy 10% 34,910
Adam Thompson 18.5% 64,688
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Zeigler 47.1% 164,428
Total Votes 348,854
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.

Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries

Alabama Public Service Commissioner Place 1

Alabama Public Service Commission, Position 1, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeremy Oden Incumbent 52.4% 188,971
Kathy Peterson 47.6% 171,755
Total Votes 360,726
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.

Alabama Public Service Commissioner Place 2

Runoff

Alabama Public Service Commissioner (Place 2), Republican Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChip Beeker 59.3% 119,041
Terry Dunn Incumbent 40.7% 81,563
Total Votes 200,604
Election Results Via:abc News. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Primary

Alabama Public Service Commission, Position 2, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Jonathan Barbee 15.9% 54,341
Green check mark transparent.pngChip Beeker 39% 133,606
Phillip Brown 12.6% 43,097
Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Dunn Incumbent 32.5% 111,404
Total Votes 342,448
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Deadline Event
February 7 Filing deadline
June 3 Primary election
July 15 Primary runoff
November 4 General election

State executive organization

Executive officials in Alabama are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of Alabama's state government:

Alabama exec org chart.png

Ballotpedia reports

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Recent news

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References

  1. The Green Papers, "Alabama 2012 General Election," accessed June 28, 2012
  2. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  5. The Republic, "Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley seeking second term," April 9, 2013
  6. Kay Ivey for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  7. The Associated Press, "Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan launches re-election campaign," June 25, 2013
  8. The Associated Press, "Chairman of Alabama Minority GOP challenges Commissioner Terry Dunn in PSC primary (updated)," August 12, 2013
  9. Cullman Sense, Oden announces bid for Alabama Public Service Commission Place 1, July 1, 2013
  10. Alabama's Bentley draws 2014 opposition from man who would be 'gun-toting governor'," accessed August 6, 2013
  11. AL.com, "Bob Starkey of Scottsboro joins race for Republican nomination for governor," February 6, 2014
  12. CBS Chicago local, "Former Cubs Minor Leaguer Running For Governor Of Alabama," December 27, 2013
  13. Kay Ivey for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  14. Fields for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 29, 2013
  15. Anniston Star, "Cullman County Democrat to enter Lt. Gov. race," November 20, 2013
  16. Alabama Political Reporter, Dr. Stan Cooke Announces His Candidacy for Lt. Governor

, August 22, 2013
  17. Stan Cooke for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website," accessed October 8, 2013
  18. Luther Strange for Attorney General 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  19. Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
  20. The Republic, "State Rep. Joe Hubbard announces run for Ala. attorney general," February 6, 2014
  21. Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
  22. John Merrill for Alabama Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  23. Reese McKinney for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  24. AL.com, "Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue to run for Secretary of State," accessed August 8, 2013
  25. Joseph for Alabama 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Home," accessed June 12, 2013
  26. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named cand14
  27. The Associated Press, "Terry Dunn draws challenge from Chris "Chip" Beeker in Alabama PSC race," June 10, 2013
  28. The Associated Press, "Chairman of Alabama Minority GOP challenges Commissioner Terry Dunn in PSC primary (updated)," August 12, 2013