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Ten state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Georgia. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014, following a primary on May 20 and a runoff where necessary on July 22.

Georgia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Georgia:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds ten of the ten state executive seats up for election in 2014 in Georgia.

Georgia State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 10 Pending
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
Total 10 10
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Governor

  • Republican primary
Governor of Georgia, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNathan Deal Incumbent 72.1% 430,170
David Pennington 16.7% 99,548
John Barge 11.2% 66,500
Total Votes 596,218
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Lt. Governor

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Attorney General

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Secretary of State

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary
Georgia Secretary of State, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Gerald Beckum 31.2% 91,198
Green check mark transparent.pngDoreen Carter 68.8% 201,052
Total Votes 292,250
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.

State Superintendent of Schools

Republican runoff

Georgia State Superintendents of Schools, Republican Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Woods 50.1% 199,441
Mike Buck 49.9% 198,741
Total Votes 398,182
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State.


Democratic runoff

Georgia State Superintendents of Schools, Democratic Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngValarie Wilson 54.4% 73,711
Alisha Thomas Morgan 45.6% 61,846
Total Votes 135,557
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


  • Republican primary
Georgia Superintendent of Schools, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Woods 16.8% 78,542
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Buck 19.5% 91,435
Mary Kay Bacallao 15.3% 71,810
Ashley Bell 15% 70,065
Nancy Jester 10.9% 51,211
Fitz Johnson 7.7% 35,862
Allen Bowles Fort 6.3% 29,504
Sharyl Dawes 5.4% 25,468
Kira Willis 3.1% 14,584
Total Votes 468,481
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.
  • Democratic primary
Georgia Superintendent of Schools, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngValarie Wilson 32.6% 96,849
Green check mark transparent.pngAlisha Thomas Morgan 26.4% 78,460
Denise Freeman 18.3% 54,428
Tarnisha Dent 13.5% 40,007
Jurita Forehand Mays 5.7% 16,818
Rita Robinzine 3.6% 10,609
Total Votes 297,171
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.

Insurance Commissioner

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary
Georgia Insurance Commissioner, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Heard 69.9% 203,318
Liz Johnson 30.1% 87,437
Total Votes 290,755
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.

Labor Commissioner

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Agriculture Commissioner

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Public Service Commissioner - District 1

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Public Service Commissioner - District 4

  • Republican primary
Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBubba McDonald Incumbent 62.3% 318,205
Doug Kidd 20.8% 106,474
Craig Lutz 16.9% 86,189
Total Votes 510,868
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 7 Filing deadline for candidates
May 20 Primary election
June 27 Filing deadline for independent candidates
July 22 Primary runoff election
September 2 Deadline to file as a write-in candidate for the general election
November 4 General election
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

State executive organization

Executive officials in Georgia 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 Georgia's state government:

Georgia exec org chart.png

Ballotpedia reports

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