Idaho down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Idaho Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Idaho State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Controller, Superintendent

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Three down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Idaho in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Idaho is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. The Democratic Party allows unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary. The Republican Party allows only voters registered with their party. Unaffiliated voters can choose to affiliate with a party on election day, but they will be bound to that party at the next election as well.[1]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Ron Crane
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1999 Yes[2]
Controller Brandon Woolf
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2012 Yes[3]
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna
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2007 No[4][5]


Treasurer

Current incumbent

Republican Party Ron Crane

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary
Idaho Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Silver 84% 19,959
W. Lane Startin 16% 3,800
Total Votes 23,759
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Duties

The treasurer is the chief financial officer and banker of monies collected by Idaho.[7] The treasurer's duties include "receiving all state monies, redeeming warrants, accounting for the receipt and disbursement of public funds, investing idle state monies, issuing state tax anticipation notes, investing local government and agency monies and acting as custodian for worker’s compensation insurance securities on deposit with the state and custodian of the Endowment Public School Income Fund.."[7]

The treasurer also serves on a number of state boards and commissions, including the Board of Canvassers, the Commemorative Silver Medallion Committee, the Bank Bond Board, the College Savings Program Board, and the Idaho Credit Rating Enhancement Committee.

Controller

Current incumbent

Republican Party Brandon Woolf

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary
Idaho Controller, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Todd Hatfield 49.1% 65,964
Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Woolf Incumbent 50.9% 68,404
Total Votes 134,368
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Duties

The controller, as the state's chief fiscal officer, is responsible for:

  • Maintaining all accounting and financial records
  • Paying all the state's bills and employees
  • Preparing the state's annual financial report
  • Operating the state's Computer Service Center

The controller was once known as the state auditor; the position was renamed by a [[Idaho Change State Auditor Title, SJR 109|1994 ballot measure]. The controller remains responsible for operating internal pre-audit accounting controls. The remainder of the state's audit duties are carried out by the state legislature's audit division.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Current incumbent

Republican Party Tom Luna (Retiring)[4][5]

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary
Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
John Eynon 24% 32,511
Andrew Grover 23.3% 31,578
Randy Jensen 24.3% 32,940
Green check mark transparent.pngSherri Ybarra 28.5% 38,603
Total Votes 135,632
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Duties

The superintendent is the administrative head of the Idaho Department of Education, which operates the state's public school system. He is also responsible for implementing the policies of the state Board of Education.

See also

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