Idaho state executive official elections, 2014

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State executive organization
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Seven state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Idaho. The general election took place on November 4, 2014, following a primary on May 20.

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]

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Idaho:

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 Republican Party held seven of the seven state executive seats up for election in 2014 in Idaho.

Idaho State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 4, 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 7 7
     Democratic Party 0 0
Total 7 7
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Governor

  • Republican primary
Governor of Idaho, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngButch Otter Incumbent 51.4% 79,786
Russell Fulcher 43.6% 67,702
Harley D. Brown 3.3% 5,084
Walt Bayes 1.8% 2,761
Total Votes 155,333
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
  • Democratic primary
Governor of Idaho, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngA.J. Balukoff 65.3% 16,753
Terry Kerr 34.7% 8,890
Total Votes 25,643
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Lt. Governor

  • Republican primary
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Jim Chmelik 33.2% 48,105
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Little Incumbent 66.8% 96,790
Total Votes 144,895
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Attorney General

  • Republican primary
Idaho Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
C.T. "Chris" Troupis 40.9% 57,904
Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden Incumbent 59.1% 83,651
Total Votes 141,555
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Secretary of State

  • Republican primary
Idaho Secretary of State, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLawerence Denney 37.1% 50,788
Evan Frasure 19.3% 26,438
Mitch Toryanski 27.9% 38,212
Phil McGrane 15.8% 21,630
Total Votes 137,068
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 99% precincts reporting.


  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Treasurer

  • 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.

Controller

  • 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.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • 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

The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Governor

Governor of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngButch Otter Incumbent 53.5% 235,405
     Democratic A.J. Balukoff 38.6% 169,556
     Libertarian John T. Bujak 4.1% 17,884
     Independent Jill Humble 2% 8,801
     Constitution Steve Pankey 1.2% 5,219
     Independent Pro-Life 0.7% 2,870
     N/A Write-ins 0% 95
Total Votes 439,830
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.


Lt. Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Little Incumbent 62.8% 271,268
     Democratic Bert Marley 32.9% 141,917
     Constitution David Hartigan 4.3% 18,705
Total Votes 431,890
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Attorney General

Attorney General of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden Incumbent 68% 289,762
     Democratic Bruce Bistline 32% 136,081
Total Votes 425,843
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Secretary of State

Secretary of State of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawerence Denney 56.2% 241,851
     Democratic Holli High Woodings 43.8% 188,353
Total Votes 430,204
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Treasurer

Treasurer of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Crane Incumbent 61% 260,044
     Democratic Deborah Silver 39% 166,487
Total Votes 426,531
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Controller

Brandon Woolf won election without opposition.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Superintendent of Idaho, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSherri Ybarra 50.6% 217,049
     Democratic Jana Jones 49.4% 211,483
Total Votes 428,532
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Voter turnout

Political scientist Michael McDonald's United States Elections Project studied voter turnout in the 2014 election by looking at the percentage of eligible voters who headed to the polls. McDonald used voting-eligible population (VEP), or the number of eligible voters independent of their current registration status, to calculate turnout rates in each state on November 4. He also incorporated ballots cast for the highest office in each state into his calculation. He estimated that 82,596,338 ballots were cast in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 36.4 percent of the VEP.[11] By comparison, 61.6 percent of VEP voted in the 2008 presidential election and 58.2 percent of VEP voted in the 2012 presidential election.[12]

Quick facts

  • According to PBS Newshour, voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the 1942 midterms, which took place during the nation's involvement in World War II.[13]
  • Forty-three states and the District of Columbia failed to surpass 50 percent turnout in McDonald's analysis.
  • The three states with the lowest turnout according to McDonald's analysis were Indiana (28 percent), Texas (28.5 percent) and Utah (28.8 percent).
  • Maine (59.3 percent), Wisconsin (56.9 percent) and Alaska (55.3 percent) were the three states with the highest turnout.
  • There were only 12 states that increased voter turnout in 2014 compared to the 2010 midterm elections.[14]
Voter turnout rates, 2014
State Total votes for top office  % voter eligible population Top statewide office up for election Size of lead (Raw votes) Size of lead (%)
Alabama 1,200,000 33.5 Governor 320,319 27.2
Alaska 290,000 55.3 Governor 4,004 1.6
Arizona 1,550,000 34.4 Governor 143,951 12.5
Arkansas 875,000 41.2 Governor 118,664 14
California 7,750,000 31.8 Governor 1,065,748 17.8
Colorado 2,025,000 53.0 Governor 50,395 2.4
Connecticut 1,089,880 42.3 Governor 26,603 2.5
Delaware 234,038 34.4 Attorney general 31,155 13.6
District of Columbia 150,000 30.3 Mayor 27,934 19
Florida 5,951,561 42.7 Governor 66,127 1.1
Georgia 2,575,000 38.2 Governor 202,685 8
Hawaii 366,125 36.2 Governor 45,323 12.4
Idaho 440,000 39.1 Governor 65,852 14.9
Illinois 3,550,000 39.5 Governor 171,900 4.9
Indiana 1,350,000 28.0 Secretary of state 234,978 17.8
Iowa 1,150,000 50.6 Governor 245,548 21.8
Kansas 875,000 42.8 Governor 33,052 3.9
Kentucky 1,440,000 44.2 U.S. Senate 222,096 15.5
Louisiana 1,472,039 43.8 U.S. Senate 16,401 1.1
Maine 625,000 59.3 Governor 29,820 4.9
Maryland 1,750,000 41.9 Governor 88,648 6.1
Massachusetts 2,150,000 43.9 Governor 40,361 1.9
Michigan 3,151,835 42.7 Governor 129,547 4.3
Minnesota 2,025,000 51.3 Governor 109,776 5.6
Mississippi 650,000 29.7 U.S. Senate 141,234 33
Missouri 1,450,000 32.3 Auditor 684,074 53.6
Montana 365,000 46.1 U.S. Senate 65,262 17.9
Nebraska 550,000 41.3 Governor 97,678 18.7
Nevada 600,000 31.8 Governor 255,793 46.7
New Hampshire 500,000 48.8 Governor 24,924 5.2
New Jersey 1,825,000 30.4 N/A N/A N/A
New Mexico 550,000 38.3 Governor 73,868 14.6
New York 3,900,000 28.8 Governor 476,252 13.4
North Carolina 2,900,000 40.7 U.S. Senate 48,511 1.7
North Dakota 248,670 43.8 U.S. House At-large seat 42,214 17.1
Ohio 3,150,000 36.2 Governor 933,235 30.9
Oklahoma 825,000 29.8 Governor 122,060 14.7
Oregon 1,500,000 52 Governor 59,029 4.5
Pennsylvania 3,500,000 36.1 Governor 339,261 9.8
Rhode Island 325,000 41.7 Governor 14,346 4.5
South Carolina 1,246,301 34.8 Governor 179,089 14.6
South Dakota 279,412 44.5 Governor 124,865 45.1
Tennessee 1,400,000 29.1 Governor 642,214 47.5
Texas 4,750,000 28.5 Governor 957,973 20.4
Utah 550,000 28.8 Attorney general 173,819 35.2
Vermont 193,087 38.8 Governor 2,095 1.1
Virginia 2,200,000 36.7 U.S. Senate 16,727 0.8
Washington 2,050,000 41.6 N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 460,000 31.8 U.S. Senate 124,667 27.6
Wisconsin 2,425,000 56.9 Governor 137,607 5.7
Wyoming 168,390 38.7 Governor 52,703 33.6
United States 82,596,338 36.4

Note: Information from the United States Elections Project was last updated on November 19, 2014. The results in this table draw from unofficial results as of November 12, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 20, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 19, 2014 Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the general election
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

State executive organization

Executive officials in Idaho 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 Idaho's state government:

Idaho exec org chart.png

Ballotpedia reports

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