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Eight state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Arizona. The general election took 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 were 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 held eight of the eight state executive seats in Arizona.

Arizona State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 4, 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 8 8
     Democratic Party 0 0
Total 8 8
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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Jan Brewer
JanBrewer Portrait.jpg
2009 Term-limited Independent Brian Bailey (Write-in)
Independent Carey Dolego (Write-in)
Republican Party Doug Ducey
Democratic Party Fred DuVal
Libertarian Party Barry J. Hess
*J. Johnson (Write-in)
Independent Diana-Elizabeth Kennedy (Write-in)
Independent J.L. Mealer
Republican Party Alice Novoa (Write-in)
*Curtis Woolsey (Write-in)
Republican Party Doug Ducey No
Secretary of State Ken Bennett
Ken Bennett.jpg
2009 Term-limited, ran for governor[4] Democratic Party Terry Goddard
Republican Party Michele Reagan
Republican Party Michele Reagan No
Attorney General Tom Horne
Tom Horne.jpg
2011 Yes Republican Party Mark Brnovich
*Anthony Camboni (Write-in)
Democratic Party Felecia Rotellini
Republican Party Mark Brnovich No
Mine Inspector Joe Hart
Joe Hart.jpg
2007 Yes[5] Republican Party Joe Hart Republican Party Joe Hart No
Treasurer Doug Ducey
Doug Ducey.jpg
2011 No, ran for governor[6] Republican Party Jeff DeWit Republican Party Jeff DeWit No
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal
John Huppenthal.jpg
2011 Yes Republican Party Diane Douglas
Democratic Party David Garcia
Republican Party Diane Douglas No
Corporation Commission Gary Pierce
Gary Pierce.jpg
2007 Term-limited Republican Party Tom Forese
Democratic Party Jim Holway
Independent Joe Hui (Write-in)
Democratic Party Sandra Kennedy
Republican Party Doug Little
Republican Party Tom Forese No
Corporation Commission Brenda Burns
Brenda Burns.jpg
2011 No[7] Republican Party Tom Forese
Democratic Party Jim Holway
Independent Joe Hui (Write-in)
Democratic Party Sandra Kennedy
Republican Party Doug Little
Republican Party Doug Little No

**Note: Asterisk (*) denotes no party affiliation


Governor

Republican primary

Governor of Arizona Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ducey 37.2% 200,607
Scott Smith 22.1% 119,107
Christine Jones 16.7% 89,922
Ken Bennett 11.5% 62,010
Andrew Thomas 8.1% 43,822
Frank Riggs 4.5% 24,168
Mike Aloisi (Write-in) 0% 27
Alice Lukasik (Write-in) 0% 27
Total Votes 539,690
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Attorney General

Republican primary

Arizona Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Brnovich 53.7% 279,855
Tom Horne Incumbent 46.3% 240,858
Total Votes 520,713
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Secretary of State

Republican primary

Arizona Secretary of State, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Reagan 43.2% 217,741
Justin Pierce 34.6% 174,422
Wil Cardon 22.1% 111,444
Total Votes 503,607
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Treasurer

Republican primary

Arizona Treasurer Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff DeWit 45% 215,892
Hugh Hallman 32.5% 155,775
Randy Pullen 22.5% 108,106
Total Votes 479,773
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

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 58.4% 290,719
John Huppenthal Incumbent 41.6% 206,744
Total Votes 497,463
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Democratic primary

Arizona Superintendent of Public instruction, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Garcia 53.9% 157,233
Sharon Thomas 46.1% 134,310
Total Votes 291,543
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Corporation Commissioner

Republican primary

Arizona Corporation Commission, Republican Primary (Elect 2), 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Little 29% 250,193
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Forese 28.9% 249,951
Lucy Mason 23.1% 199,821
Vernon Parker 19% 163,773
Total Votes 863,738
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Democratic primary

Uncontested

Mine Inspector

Republican primary

Uncontested

Democratic primary

Uncontested

The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Governor

Governor of Arizona, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ducey 53.4% 805,062
     Democratic Fred DuVal 41.6% 626,921
     Libertarian Barry J. Hess 3.8% 57,337
     Americans Elect J.L. Mealer 1% 15,432
     Nonpartisan Write-ins 0.1% 1,664
Total Votes 1,506,416
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Attorney General

Attorney General of Arizona, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Brnovich 52.9% 782,361
     Democratic Felecia Rotellini 47.1% 696,054
     Nonpartisan Anthony Camboni (Write-in) 0% 265
Total Votes 1,478,680
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Secretary of State

Secretary of State of Arizona, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Reagan 52.2% 779,226
     Democratic Terry Goddard 47.8% 712,918
Total Votes 1,492,144
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Treasurer

Jeff DeWit ran unopposed for election.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Superintendent of Arizona, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Douglas 50.5% 740,273
     Democratic David Garcia 49.5% 724,239
Total Votes 1,464,512
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Corporation Commissioner

Arizona Corporation Commission, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Little 28.8% 766,864
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Forese 28.6% 761,915
     Democratic Sandra Kennedy 21.6% 576,482
     Democratic Jim Holway 20.9% 557,963
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 529
Total Votes 2,663,753
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Mine Inspector

Joe Hart ran unopposed for re-election.

Voter turnout

Political scientist Michael McDonald's United States Elections Project studied voter turnout in the 2014 election by looking at the percentage of eligible voters who headed to the polls. McDonald used voting-eligible population (VEP), or the number of eligible voters independent of their current registration status, to calculate turnout rates in each state on November 4. He also incorporated ballots cast for the highest office in each state into his calculation. He estimated that 81,687,059 ballots were cast in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 35.9 percent of the VEP.[8] By comparison, 61.6 percent of VEP voted in the 2008 presidential election and 58.2 percent of VEP voted in the 2012 presidential election.[9]

Quick facts

  • According to PBS Newshour, voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the 1942 midterms, which took place during the nation's involvement in World War II.[10]
  • Forty-three states and the District of Columbia failed to surpass 50 percent turnout in McDonald's analysis.
  • The three states with the lowest turnout according to McDonald's analysis were Texas (28.3 percent), Tennessee (28.6 percent) and Indiana (28.8 percent).
  • Maine (58.5 percent), Wisconsin (56.5 percent) and Colorado (54.5 percent) were the three states with the highest turnout.
  • There were only 12 states that increased voter turnout in 2014 compared to the 2010 midterm elections.[11]
Voter turnout rates, 2014
State Total votes counted  % voter eligible population Top statewide office up for election Size of lead (Raw votes) Size of lead (%)
Alabama 1,191,274 33.2 Governor 320,319 27.2
Alaska 285,431 54.4 Governor 4,004 1.6
Arizona 1,537,671 34.1 Governor 143,951 12.5
Arkansas 852,642 40.1 Governor 118,664 14
California 7,513,972 30.8 Governor 1,065,748 17.8
Colorado 2,080,071 54.5 Governor 50,395 2.4
Connecticut 1,096,509 42.5 Governor 26,603 2.5
Delaware 234,038 34.4 Attorney General 31,155 13.6
District of Columbia 177,176 35.8 Mayor 27,934 19
Florida 6,026,802 43.3 Governor 66,127 1.1
Georgia 2,596,947 38.5 Governor 202,685 8
Hawaii 369,554 36.5 Governor 45,323 12.4
Idaho 445,307 39.6 Governor 65,852 14.9
Illinois 3,680,417 40.9 Governor 171,900 4.9
Indiana 1,387,622 28.8 Secretary of State 234,978 17.8
Iowa 1,142,284 50.2 Governor 245,548 21.8
Kansas 887,023 43.4 Governor 33,052 3.9
Kentucky 1,435,868 44 U.S. Senate 222,096 15.5
Louisiana 1,472,039 43.8 U.S. Senate 16,401 1.1
Maine 616,996 58.5 Governor 29,820 4.9
Maryland 1,733,177 41.5 Governor 88,648 6.1
Massachusetts 2,186,789 44.6 Governor 40,361 1.9
Michigan 3,188,956 43.2 Governor 129,547 4.3
Minnesota 1,992,613 50.5 Governor 109,776 5.6
Mississippi 631,858 28.9 U.S. Senate 141,234 33
Missouri 1,426,303 31.8 Auditor 684,074 53.6
Montana 373,831 47.3 U.S. Senate 65,262 17.9
Nebraska 552,115 41.5 Governor 97,678 18.7
Nevada 547,349 29 Governor 255,793 46.7
New Hampshire 495,565 48.4 Governor 24,924 5.2
New Jersey 1,955,042 32.5 N/A N/A N/A
New Mexico 512,805 35.7 Governor 73,868 14.6
New York 3,930,310 29 Governor 476,252 13.4
North Carolina 2,939,767 41.2 U.S. Senate 48,511 1.7
North Dakota 255,128 45 U.S. House At-large seat 42,214 17.1
Ohio 3,149,876 36.2 Governor 933,235 30.9
Oklahoma 824,831 29.8 Governor 122,060 14.7
Oregon 1,541,782 53.5 Governor 59,029 4.5
Pennsylvania 3,495,866 36 Governor 339,261 9.8
Rhode Island 329,212 42.2 Governor 14,346 4.5
South Carolina 1,261,611 35.2 Governor 179,089 14.6
South Dakota 282,291 44.9 Governor 124,865 45.1
Tennessee 1,374,065 28.6 Governor 642,214 47.5
Texas 4,727,208 28.3 Governor 957,973 20.4
Utah 577,973 30.2 Attorney General 173,819 35.2
Vermont 193,087 38.8 Governor 2,095 1.1
Virginia 2,194,346 36.6 U.S. Senate 16,727 0.8
Washington 2,123,901 43.1 N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 451,498 31.2 U.S. Senate 124,667 27.6
Wisconsin 2,410,314 56.5 Governor 137,607 5.7
Wyoming 168,390 39.3 Governor 52,703 33.6

Note: Information from the United States Elections Project was last updated on December 16, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 28, 2014 Filing deadline for major party candidates
July 17, 2014 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (Primary)
August 26, 2014 Primary election
September 25, 2014 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (General)
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 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:

Arizona exec org chart.png

Ballotpedia reports

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Recent news

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See also

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