Florida down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Florida Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Florida State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner

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Two down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of Florida in 2014. The two down ballot offices on the ballot in 2014 were the Florida Chief Financial Officer and the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Incumbents Jeffrey Atwater (R) and Adam Putnam (R) won new four-year terms as the chief financial officer and agriculture commissioner, respectively, in the general election.

Florida 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]

Chief Financial Officer

Candidates

Republican Party Jeffrey Atwater - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[4]
Democratic Party William Rankin[5]

Results

Florida Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Atwater Incumbent 58.9% 3,353,897
     Democratic William Rankin 41.1% 2,337,727
Total Votes 5,691,624
Election Results via Florida Division of Elections.

Duties

The chief financial officer oversees the Florida Department of Financial Services. The department provides accounting and auditing services to state agencies, acts as the state's bank by disbursing and receiving funds into the treasury and performs other financial duties. In addition, the department performs non-financial regulatory duties, including insurance licensing and fraud investigation, funeral parlor and cemetery licensing and public assistance fraud investigation. Notably, the chief financial officer also acts as state fire marshal, which certifies firefighters, sets training standards and investigations potential arson.

Campaign media

Jeffrey Atwater


Jeffrey Atwater ad: Protecting Taxpayers

Past elections

2010

Florida Chief Financial Officer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Atwater 57.3% 2,967,052
     Democratic Loranne Ausley 38.9% 2,015,579
     No Party Affiliation Tom Stearns 2.1% 109,192
     No Party Affiliation Ken Mazzie 1.6% 83,959
Total Votes 5,175,782
Election Results Via: Florida Department of State

Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Candidates

Republican Party Adam Putnam - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[6]
Democratic Party Thaddeus "Thad" Hamilton[7]
(Write-in) Jeffrey Obos[8]

Results

Agriculture Commissioner of Florida, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Putnam Incumbent 58.7% 3,342,392
     Democratic Thad Hamilton 41.3% 2,356,178
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 213
Total Votes 5,698,783
Election Results via Florida Division of Elections.

Duties

The commissioner heads the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an agglomeration of 18 divisions and offices involved in the regulation and promotion of Florida's agriculture and consumer services industries. FDACS agencies establish rules for the state's animal, aquaculture, forestry, and produce industries, license producers, provide marketing support for the state's agribusinesses and oversee emergency preparedness and law enforcement efforts covering the agriculture industry.

In addition to its agricultural duties, the department regulates various consumer services businesses, including motor vehicle repair shops, charitable organizations, dance studios, pawnshops, telemarketers and several others.

Past elections

2010

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Putnam 55.9% 2,908,086
     Democratic Scott Maddox 38.1% 1,983,277
     TEA Ira Chester 3.9% 203,598
     No Party Affiliation Thad Hamilton 2% 103,717
Total Votes 5,198,678
Election Results Via: Florida Department of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
June 20, 2014 Filing deadline
August 26, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 18, 2014 State Election Canvassing Commission meets to certify official results
January 6, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

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Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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See also

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