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 are up for election in the state of Massachusetts in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

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]

Treasurer

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Deb Goldberg[2]
Republican Party Mike Heffernan[3]
Green Party Green-Rainbow Party candidate Ian Jackson[4]

Filed for other office

Democratic Party Steven Grossman

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Barry Finegold
Democratic Party Thomas Conroy[5]

Results

Primary

Democratic primary
Massachusetts Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Goldberg 42.7% 202,077
Barry Finegold 31.5% 149,188
Tom Conroy 25.7% 121,802
Total Votes 473,067
Election Results Via:NECN. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Republican primary

Mike Heffernan won the Republican nomination without opposition.


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.

Auditor

General election

Democratic Party Suzanne Bump - Incumbent
Republican Party Patricia Saint Aubin
Green Party Green-Rainbow Party candidate MK Merelice


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.

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

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See also

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