Delaware down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Delaware Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Delaware State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Attorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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Two down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Delaware in 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Chip Flowers (D) initially sought re-election to the treasurer's office, but decided against another term in August 2014. The treasurer's race includes Sean Barney (D), Ken Simpler (R) and Green Party candidate David Chandler. R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. (R) is running for re-election to the auditor's office against Brenda Mayrack (D).

Delaware is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3] The primary was held on September 9.

Treasurer

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Sean Barney
Republican Party Ken Simpler
Green Party David Chandler[4]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Sher Valenzuela[5]

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Democratic Party Chip Flowers - Incumbent[5][6]

Results

Primary election

Republican primary
Delaware Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Simpler 53.9% 13,491
Sher Valenzuela 46.1% 11,549
Total Votes 25,040
Election Results Via:Delaware Department of Elections. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
Democratic primary
  • Uncontested

Duties

The treasurer's office is responsible for providing banking, accounting and investment services to the state government. It ensures all receipts and disbursements are accounted for, issues state bonds and operates state employees' savings and retirement funds. It also produces analysis of the state's economy and financial education services to state residents.

Past elections

2010

Delaware Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChip Flowers 51.2% 147,986
     Republican Colin Bonini 48.8% 140,964
Total Votes 288,950
Election Results Via: Delaware Commissioner of Elections

Auditor

Candidates

General election

Republican Party R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. - Incumbent[7]
Democratic Party Brenda Mayrack[8][9]

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Ken Matlusky[5]

Results

Primary election

Democratic primary
Delaware Auditor, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda Mayrack 55% 12,090
Ken Matlusky 45% 9,896
Total Votes 21,986
Election Results Via:Delaware Department of Elections. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
Republican primary
  • Uncontested

Duties

The auditor's office is responsible for conducting postaudits of state agencies' financial transactions, a comprehensive annual financial report of the entire state government, and performance audits of other government programs. It also evaluates the management practices of state agencies.

Past elections

2010

Delaware Auditor of Accounts, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngR. Thomas Wagner, Jr. Incumbent 50.1% 143,593
     Democratic Richard Korn 49.9% 142,960
Total Votes 286,553
Election Results Via: Delaware Commissioner of Elections

2006

Delaware Auditor of Accounts, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngR. Thomas Wagner, Jr. Incumbent 53.5% 126,817
     Democratic Michael John Dalto 46.5% 110,441
Total Votes 237,258
Election Results Via: Delaware Commissioner of Elections

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
July 8, 2014 Filing deadline (Democratic and Republican)
July 15, 2014 Filing deadline (Other candidates)
September 9, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 6, 2014 State Board of Canvass meets in Superior Court
January 6, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

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See also

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