Arizona state executive official elections, 2014

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Eight state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Arizona. The general election will take place November 4, 2014, following a primary on August 26.

Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Arizona:

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.

Partisan breakdown

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

Arizona State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 8 Pending
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
Total 8 8
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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Jan Brewer
JanBrewer Portrait.jpg
2009 Term-limited
Secretary of State Ken Bennett
Ken Bennett.jpg
2009 Term-limited, ran for governor[4]
Attorney General Tom Horne
Tom Horne.jpg
2011 Yes
Mine Inspector Joe Hart
Joe Hart.jpg
2007 Yes[5]
Treasurer Doug Ducey
Doug Ducey.jpg
2011 No, running for governor[6]
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal
John Huppenthal.jpg
2011 Yes
Corporation Commission Gary Pierce
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2007 Term-limited
Corporation Commission Brenda Burns
Brenda Burns.jpg
2011 No[7]

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page. Jump to office:

Governor

General election (unofficial)

Lost in the primary

Attorney General

General election

Lost in the primary

Secretary of State

General election

Lost in the primary


Treasurer

General election

Lost in the primary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

General election

Lost in the primary

Corporation Commission (2 seats)

General election

Lost in the primary

Mine Inspector

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Governor

Republican primary

Governor of Arizona Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Ken Bennett 11.7% 56,557
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ducey 36.9% 178,286
Christine Jones 16.6% 79,990
Frank Riggs 4.5% 21,662
Scott Smith 21.8% 105,408
Andrew Thomas 8.2% 39,721
Write-in 0.3% 1,630
Total Votes 483,254
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Attorney General

Republican primary

Arizona Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Brnovich 53.3% 248,941
Tom Horne Incumbent 46.3% 216,278
Write-in 0.5% 2,127
Total Votes 467,346
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Secretary of State

Republican primary

Arizona Secretary of State, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Reagan 43.3% 195,738
Justin Pierce 34.3% 155,214
Wil Cardon 22% 99,307
Write-in 0.5% 2,118
Total Votes 452,377
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Treasurer

Republican primary

Arizona Treasurer Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff DeWit 44.7% 192,567
Hugh Hallman 32.6% 140,290
Randy Pullen 22.4% 96,598
Write-in 0.2% 913
Total Votes 430,368
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Republican primary

Arizona Superintendent of Public instruction, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Douglas 57.7% 258,441
John Huppenthal Incumbent 41.6% 186,462
Write-in 0.7% 3,340
Total Votes 448,243
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Democratic primary

Arizona Superintendent of Public instruction, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Garcia 53% 141,793
Sharon Thomas 46.3% 123,895
Write-in 0.8% 2,031
Total Votes 267,719
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Corporation Commissioner

Republican primary

Arizona Corporation Commission, Republican Primary (Elect 2), 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Forese 28.9% 223,371
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Little 28.9% 223,454
Lucy Mason 23.2% 179,376
Vernon Parker 18.6% 144,196
Write-in 0.4% 3,166
Total Votes 773,563
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Mine Inspector

Republican primary

Uncontested

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 28 Filing deadline for major party candidates
July 17 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (Primary)
August 26 Primary election
September 25 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (General)
November 4 General election
December 1 Official Canvass of general election results
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

State executive organization

Executive officials in Arizona 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 Arizona's state government:

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Ballotpedia reports

To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:

Recent news

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See also

Arkansas

References

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  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Eastern Arizona Courier, "Bennett announces candidacy," September 17, 2013
  5. azcentral.com, "Arizona candidates file nominating petitions," May 23, 2014
  6. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  7. azcentral.com, "Burns won't seek 2nd term on Corporation Commission," April 19, 2013
  8. Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Writein Candidates," accessed August 21, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 East Valley Tribune, State treasurer Doug Ducey files paperwork to explore Ariz governor run, July 23, 2013
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  17. Eastern Arizona Courier, "Bennett announces candidacy," September 17, 2013
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  22. The Arizona Republic, "Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Thomas to run for governor," April 26, 2013
  23. The Associated Press via abc15.com, "Mark Brnovich, ex-Department of Gaming director, to run for Arizona attorney general," October 2, 2013
  24. The Arizona Republic, "Former gaming chief will run for attorney general," September 27, 2013
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  31. Jeff DeWitt for Treasurer 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  32. abc15.com, "Hugh Hallman withdraws from Arizona governor's race," September 19, 2013
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  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 The Arizona Republic, "Candidates suspect APS influencing Corp. Comm. race," June 19, 2014