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Massachusetts down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Massachusetts Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Massachusetts State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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Two down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of Massachusetts in 2014. The two down ballot offices on the ballot in 2014 were the Massachusetts Treasurer and the Massachusetts Auditor. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Voters in Massachusetts selected a new state treasurer, as incumbent Steven Grossman (D) did not file for re-election. Grossman ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for governor. Deb Goldberg (D) won against Mike Heffernan (R) to replace Grossman. State Auditor Suzanne Bump (D) won re-election against Patricia Saint Aubin (R). The Green-Rainbow Party ran candidates for both seats: Ian Jackson in the treasurer's race and MK Merelice in the auditor's race.

Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[1] The primary was held on September 9.

Treasurer

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Deb Goldberg Green check mark transparent.png [2]
Republican Party Mike Heffernan[3]
Green Party Green-Rainbow Party candidate Ian Jackson[4]

Filed for other office

Democratic Party Steven Grossman - Incumbent

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Barry Finegold
Democratic Party Thomas Conroy[5]

Results

Primary election

Democratic primary
Massachusetts Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Goldberg 42.7% 202,819
Barry Finegold 31.4% 149,470
Tom Conroy 25.7% 122,198
Write-in votes 0.2% 848
Total Votes 475,335
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.
Republican primary

Mike Heffernan won the Republican nomination without opposition.

General election

Massachusetts Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Goldberg 55.1% 1,120,192
     Republican Mike Heffernan 40.8% 828,894
     Green Ian Jackson 4% 81,907
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 1,665
Total Votes 2,032,658
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.

Duties

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds by investing and maintaining the state budget. The department is divided into seven divisions, abandoned property, board of retirement, the water pollution abatement trust, debt management, deferred compensation, financial education and cash management.

Polls

Massachusetts Treasurer - General election
Poll Deb Goldberg (D) Mike Heffernan (R)Other/Not SureMargin of ErrorSample Size
UMass Amherst/WBZ
(September 19-23, 2014)
45%31%24%+/-4.4600
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Past elections

2010

Massachusetts Treasurer and General Receiver, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Grossman 52.1% 1,208,098
     Republican Karyn E. Polito 42.8% 993,127
     All others Various 0.1% 1,784
     Blanks - 5% 116,954
Total Votes 2,319,963
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State

Auditor

General election

Democratic Party Suzanne Bump - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patricia Saint Aubin
Green Party Green-Rainbow Party candidate MK Merelice

Results

General election

Massachusetts Auditor, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bump Incumbent 57.7% 1,146,987
     Republican Patricia Saint Aubin 38.1% 757,213
     Green MK Merelice 4.1% 81,430
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 2,315
Total Votes 1,987,945
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.

Duties

The Auditor's office is responsible for conducting financial, performance and technical audits of state programs, departments, agencies and other uses of public money.

Past elections

2010

Massachusetts Auditor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bump 44.3% 1,027,710
     Republican Marry Connaughton 42.3% 982,113
     Nonpartisan Blank 8.6% 198,957
     Green Nathanael Alexander Fortune 4.7% 108,997
     Nonpartisan All Others 0.1% 2,186
Total Votes 2,319,963
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 6, 2014 Signature filing deadline for party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters
June 3, 2014 Deadline for political party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth
July 29, 2014 Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters
August 26, 2014 Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth
September 9, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
January 8, 2015 Inauguration day for governor and lieutenant governor
January 21, 2015 Inauguration day for other state executive officers

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See also

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