Delaware state executive official elections, 2014

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Table of Contents
Partisan breakdown
Candidates by office
Key deadlines
State executive organization
Ballotpedia reports
Recent news
See also
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Three state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Delaware. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014, following a primary on September 9.

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 following offices will be elected in 2014 in Delaware:

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 Democratic Party holds two of the three state executive seats up for election in 2014 in Delaware.

Delaware State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 3 3


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Attorney General Beau Biden
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2007 No[4] Democratic Party Matthew Denn
Republican Party Ted Kittila
Green Party Catherine Damavandi
Libertarian Party John Machurek
Independent David Graham
Treasurer Chip Flowers
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2011 No[5] Democratic Party Sean Barney
Republican Party Ken Simpler
Green Party David Chandler
State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner, Jr.
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1989 Yes[6] Republican Party R. Thomas Wagner, Jr.
Democratic Party Brenda Mayrack

Jump to office:

Delaware Attorney General

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Delaware Treasurer

  • 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

Delaware Auditor

  • 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

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

State executive organization

Executive officials in Delaware 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 Delaware's state government:

Delaware exec org chart.png

Ballotpedia reports

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

Recent news

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