Illinois state executive official elections, 2014

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Six state executive positions will be up for election in 2014 in the state of Illinois. The primary election took place March 18. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Illinois is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they do have to choose, publicly, which party's ballot they will vote on at the primary election.[1]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Illinois:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds four of the six state executive seats in Illinois.

Illinois State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 4 Pending
     Republican Party 2 Pending
Total 6 6

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Pat Quinn
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2009 Yes[2] Democratic Party Pat Quinn
Republican Party Bruce Rauner
Libertarian Party Chad Grimm Michael Hawkins
Pending Pending
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon
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2011 No (running for comptroller)[3] Democratic Party Paul Vallas
Republican Party Evelyn Sanguinetti
Libertarian Party Alex Cummings
Pending Pending
Secretary of State Jesse White
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1999 Yes[4] Democratic Party Jesse White
Republican Party Mike Webster
Libertarian Party Chris Michel
Pending Pending
Attorney General Lisa Madigan
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2003 Yes[5] Democratic Party Lisa Madigan
Republican Party Paul Schimpf
Libertarian Party Ben Koyl
Pending Pending
Treasurer Dan Rutherford
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2011 No (ran for governor)[6] Democratic Party Mike Frerichs
Republican Party Tom Cross
Libertarian Party Matt Skopek
Pending Pending
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka
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2011 Yes[7] Democratic Party Sheila Simon
Republican Party Judy Baar Topinka
Libertarian Party Julie Fox
Pending Pending

Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Quinn & Paul Vallas Incumbent 71.9% 316,746
Tio Hardiman & Brunell Donald 28.1% 123,918
Total Votes 440,664
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Governor and Lt. Governor of Illinois, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Bill Brady & Maria Rodriguez 15.1% 123,109
Kirk Dillard & Jil Tracy 37.3% 304,094
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Rauner & Evelyn Sanguinetti 40.1% 327,289
Dan Rutherford & Steve Kim 7.5% 61,609
Total Votes 816,101
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Illinois Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cross 57.3% 395,821
Bob Grogan 42.7% 294,504
Total Votes 690,325
Election Results Via:The Associated Press. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Deadline Event
December 2, 2013 Last day of petition filing for established political parties
January 16, 2014 Last day to file a Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate
March 18, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 25 Last day for canvassing election results by proper canvassing board
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

State executive organization

Executive officials in Illinois 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 Illinois's state government:

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Ballotpedia reports

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