Maryland down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Maryland Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
June 24, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Maryland State Executive Elections
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One down ballot state executive position was up for election in the state of Maryland in 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. Franchot won in the general election.

The 2014 race was a rematch of the 2010 election, when incumbent Peter Franchot (D) defeated William H. Campbell (R) for a second term. Franchot and Campbell were joined by independent candidate Anjali Reed Phukan.

Maryland is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election and generally close it to all voters except those registered with their party.[1] A primary election was scheduled for June 24, but there was not a competitive primary for the comptroller's office.



Democratic Party Peter Franchot - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William H. Campbell[2]
Independent Anjali Reed Phukan[3]


General election

Maryland Comptroller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Franchot Incumbent 62.7% 1,061,267
     Republican William H. Campbell 37.2% 630,109
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 2,536
Total Votes 1,693,912
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.


The comptroller's main duties include collecting all of the revenues from state programs, to provide information technology services for most of the state agencies, to regulate the state’s alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel industries and he is also a member of many state boards and commissions including, the board of revenue estimates, the board of public works, the board of trustees of the State retirement and pension system, and also is a register of wills. The comptroller also performs audits for taxpayers for compliance, they handle delinquent tax collection, and they enforce license and unclaimed property laws. The agency also publicizes forgotten bank accounts, insurance benefits and other unclaimed assets of taxpayers.

Past elections


Maryland Comptroller, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Franchot Incumbent 61.1% 1,087,836
     Republican William H. Campbell 38.8% 691,461
     Write-Ins Various 0.1% 1,799
Total Votes 1,781,096
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections


Maryland Comptroller, General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Franchot 59% 1,016,677
     Republican Anne M. McCarthy 40.8% 703,874
     Green Bob Auerbach (Write-In) 0% 228
     Other Write-Ins Various 0.2% 3,219
Total Votes 1,723,998
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
February 25, 2014 Last day to file candidacy for primary election
June 24, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 9, 2014 Certification of results[4]
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for attorney general
January 21, 2015 Inauguration day for other state executive officials

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