Attorney General elections, 2014

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Along with the position of governor, the only top state executive position that exists in all 50 states is the attorney general. Of the 50 seats, 43 of those are elected positions with the other seven appointed at the state level. In 2014, 31 attorneys general seats were up for election.

Party breakdown

There were 26 Democratic attorneys general and 24 Republican attorneys general heading into the 2014 election. Of the 43 elected seats, the Republicans held 22 while the Democrats followed behind at 21.

In this election, of the 31 states with attorneys general seats up, 17 were held by Republican while 14 were Democratic. [1]

Republicans picked up two seats in the November 4 election with victories by Leslie Rutledge and Adam Paul Laxalt in Arkansas and Nevada, respectively.[2][3]


Partisan Breakdown: Attorneys General
Party As of November 4, 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 26 24
     Republican Party 24 26
Total 50 50

Alabama

See also: Alabama attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Luther Strange Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Alabama, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuther Strange Incumbent 58.4% 681,973
     Democratic Joseph Lister Hubbard 41.4% 483,771
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 2,157
Total Votes 1,167,901
Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.

Arizona

See also: Arizona attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Tom Horne Ran for election
Republican Party Winner: Mark Brnovich Green check mark transparent.png

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.

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Dustin McDaniel Term limited
Republican Party Winner: Leslie Rutledge Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Arkansas, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Rutledge 51.6% 430,799
     Democratic Nate Steel 43.2% 360,680
     Libertarian Aaron Cash 5.2% 43,245
Total Votes 834,724
Election Results via Arkansas Secretary of State.


California

See also: California attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Kamala D. Harris Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of California, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKamala Harris Incumbent 57.5% 4,102,649
     Republican Ronald Gold 42.5% 3,033,476
Total Votes 7,136,125
Election Results via California Secretary of State.

Colorado

See also: Colorado attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: John W. Suthers Term limited
Republican Party Winner: Cynthia Coffman Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Colorado, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Coffman 51.4% 1,002,626
     Democratic Don Quick 42.4% 826,182
     Libertarian David K. Williams 6.2% 120,745
Total Votes 1,949,553
Election Results via Colorado Secretary of State.

Connecticut

See also: Connecticut attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: George C. Jepsen Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Connecticut, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Jepsen Incumbent 56.7% 590,225
     Republican Kie Westby 41.1% 427,869
     Green Stephen Fournier 2.1% 22,361
Total Votes 1,040,455
Election Results via Connecticut Secretary of State.

Delaware

See also: Delaware attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Beau Biden Did not run
Democratic Party Winner: Matthew Denn Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Delaware, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Denn 52.8% 121,410
     Republican Ted Kittila 39.2% 90,257
     Green Catherine Damavandi 4.6% 10,599
     Independent David Graham 2.1% 4,879
     Libertarian John Machurek 1.3% 2,984
Total Votes 230,129
Election Results via Delaware Office of the State Election Commissioner.

Florida

See also: Florida attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Pam Bondi Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Florida, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPam Bondi Incumbent 55.1% 3,222,524
     Democratic George Sheldon 42% 2,457,317
     Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer 2.9% 169,394
Total Votes 5,849,235
Election Results via Florida Division of Elections.

Georgia

See also: Georgia attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Samuel S. Olens Green check mark transparent.png

Georgia Attorney General, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel S. Olens Incumbent 56.9% 1,436,987
     Democratic Greg Hecht 43.1% 1,087,268
Total Votes 2,524,255
Election Results via Georgia Secretary of State.

Idaho

See also: Idaho attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Lawrence Wasden Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden Incumbent 68% 289,762
     Democratic Bruce Bistline 32% 136,081
Total Votes 425,843
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Illinois

See also: Illinois attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Lisa Madigan Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Illinois, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Madigan Incumbent 59.5% 2,142,558
     Republican Paul Schimpf 37.8% 1,360,763
     Libertarian Ben Koyl 2.8% 99,903
Total Votes 3,603,224
Election Results via Illinois State Board of Elections.

Iowa

See also: Iowa attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Tom Miller Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Iowa, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Miller Incumbent 56.1% 616,711
     Republican Adam Gregg 43.8% 481,046
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 1,249
Total Votes 1,099,006
Election Results via Iowa Secretary of State.

Kansas

See also: Kansas attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Derek Schmidt Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Kansas, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Schmidt Incumbent 66.8% 564,766
     Democratic A.J. Kotich 33.2% 281,105
Total Votes 845,871
Election Results via Kansas Secretary of State.

Maryland

See also: Maryland attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Doug Gansler Did not run
Democratic Party Winner: Brian Frosh Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Maryland, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Frosh 55.8% 935,846
     Republican Jeffrey Pritzker 40.7% 682,265
     Libertarian Leo Wayne Dymowski 3.4% 57,069
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 2,089
Total Votes 1,677,269
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Martha Coakley Did not run
Democratic Party Winner: Maura Healey Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Massachusetts, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaura Healey 61.7% 1,280,513
     Republican John B. Miller 38.2% 793,821
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 2,103
Total Votes 2,076,437
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.

Michigan

See also: Michigan attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Bill Schuette Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Michigan, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Schuette Incumbent 52.1% 1,603,471
     Democratic Mark Totten 44.2% 1,359,839
     Libertarian Justin Altman 1.9% 57,345
     U.S. Taxpayers Gerald T. Van Sickle 1% 30,762
     Green John Anthony La Pietra 0.8% 25,747
Total Votes 3,077,164
Election Results via Michigan Department of State.

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Lori Swanson Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Minnesota, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLori Swanson Incumbent 52.6% 1,014,714
     Republican Scott Newman 39% 752,543
     Legalize Marijuana Dan R. Vacek 3% 57,604
     Independence Brandan Borgos 2.3% 44,613
     Libertarian Mary O'Connor 1.6% 30,008
     Green Andy Dawkins 1.5% 28,748
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 750
Total Votes 1,928,980
Election Results via Minnesota Secretary of State.

Nebraska

See also: Nebraska attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Jon Bruning Did not run
Republican Party Winner: Doug Peterson Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Nebraska, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Peterson 66.1% 339,846
     Democratic Janet Stewart 33.9% 174,614
Total Votes 514,460
Election Results via Nebraska Secretary of State.

Nevada

See also: Nevada attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Catherine Cortez Masto Term limited
Republican Party Winner: Adam Paul Laxalt Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Nevada, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Paul Laxalt 46.2% 251,379
     Democratic Ross Miller 45.3% 246,629
     Independent American Jonathan Hansen 5.6% 30,513
     Independent None of these candidates 2.9% 15,629
Total Votes 544,150
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Gary King Did not run
Democratic Party Winner: Hector Balderas Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of New Mexico, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHector Balderas 58.3% 295,008
     Republican Susan Riedel 41.7% 211,303
Total Votes 506,311
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.

New York

See also: New York attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Eric Schneiderman Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of New York, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Schneiderman Incumbent 55.7% 2,069,956
     Republican John Cahill 41.4% 1,538,990
     Green Ramon Jimenez 2.2% 80,813
     Libertarian Carl Person 0.7% 24,746
Total Votes 3,714,505
Election Results via New York State Board of Elections.

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Wayne Stenehjem Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of North Dakota, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Stenehjem Incumbent 74.1% 181,678
     Democratic Kiara Kraus-Parr 25.8% 63,255
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 395
Total Votes 245,328
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.

Ohio

Republican Party Incumbent: Mike DeWine Green check mark transparent.png

See also: Ohio attorney general election, 2014
Attorney General of Ohio, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike DeWine Incumbent 61.5% 1,882,048
     Democratic David Pepper 38.5% 1,178,426
Total Votes 3,060,474
Election Results via Ohio Secretary of State.

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Scott Pruitt Green check mark transparent.png

Pruitt ran for re-election without opposition and won another term.

Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Peter Kilmartin Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Rhode Island, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Kilmartin Incumbent 56.9% 177,981
     Republican Dawson Hodgson 43% 134,444
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 589
Total Votes 313,014
Election Results via State of Rhode Island.

South Carolina

Republican Party Incumbent: Alan Wilson Green check mark transparent.png

See also: South Carolina attorney general election, 2014
Attorney General of South Carolina, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Wilson Incumbent 60.3% 738,434
     Democratic Parnell Diggs 39.7% 486,058
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 879
Total Votes 1,225,371
Election Results via South Carolina State Election Commission.

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Marty J. Jackley Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of South Dakota, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Jackley Incumbent 82% 208,848
     Libertarian Chad Haber 18% 45,856
Total Votes 254,704
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.

Texas

Republican Party Incumbent: Greg Abbott Did not run
Republican Party Winner: Ken Paxton Green check mark transparent.png

See also: Texas attorney general election, 2014
Attorney General of Texas, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Paxton 58.8% 2,742,646
     Democrat Sam Houston 38% 1,773,108
     Libertarian Jamie Balagia 2.5% 118,186
     Green Jamar Osborne 0.6% 29,590
Total Votes 4,663,530
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.

Utah

See also Utah attorney general special election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: Sean D. Reyes Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Utah, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Reyes Incumbent 63.1% 355,275
     Democratic Charles Stormont 27% 151,967
     Libertarian Andrew McCullough 4% 22,333
     Constitution Gregory Hansen 3.3% 18,722
     Independent Leslie Curtis 2.7% 15,108
Total Votes 563,405
Election Results via Utah Lieutenant Governor.

Vermont

See also: Vermont attorney general election, 2014

Democratic Party Incumbent: Bill Sorrell Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Vermont, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Sorrell Incumbent 58.6% 109,305
     Republican Shane McCormack 37.3% 69,489
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 3.9% 7,342
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 263
Total Votes 186,399
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin attorney general election, 2014

Republican Party Incumbent: J.B. Van Hollen Did not run
Republican Party Winner: Brad Schimel Green check mark transparent.png

Attorney General of Wisconsin, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Schimel 51.5% 1,211,388
     Democratic Susan Happ 45.4% 1,066,866
     Libertarian Thomas Nelson 3% 70,951
     Nonpartisan Scattering 0% 1,120
Total Votes 2,350,325
Election Results via Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.


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