Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014

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Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Massachusetts. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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.

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 following offices will be elected in 2014 in Massachusetts:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds five out of six executive seats in Massachusetts, with the lieutenant governor's office vacant pending results of the general election.

Massachusetts State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 Pending
     Republican Party 0 Pending
     Vacant 1 Pending
Total 6 6
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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Deval Patrick
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2007 No Democratic Party Martha Coakley

Republican Party Charles D. Baker
Independent Evan Falchuk
Independent Jeffrey McCormick

Independent Scott Lively
Pending Pending
Lieutenant Governor Office currently vacant N/A Democratic Party Steve Kerrigan
Republican Party Karyn Polito
Pending Pending
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin
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1995 Yes[2] Democratic Party William F. Galvin

Republican Party David D'Arcangelo

Green Party Danny Factor
Pending Pending
Attorney General Martha Coakley
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2007 Running for governor[3] Democratic Party Maura Healey
Republican Party John B. Miller
Pending Pending
Treasurer Steven Grossman
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2010 No (Ran for Governor)[4] Democratic Party Deb Goldberg

Republican Party Mike Heffernan

Green Party Ian Jackson
Pending Pending
Auditor of the Commonwealth Suzanne Bump
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2011 Yes[5] Democratic Party Suzanne Bump

Republican Party Patricia Saint Aubin

Green Party MK Merelice
Pending Pending


Governor

Governor of Massachusetts, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMartha Coakley 42.4% 228,754
Steve Grossman 36.5% 196,585
Don Berwick 21.1% 113,976
Total Votes 539,315
Election Results Via:NECN. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Governor of Massachusetts, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles D. Baker 74.3% 115,690
Mark Fisher 25.7% 40,067
Total Votes 155,757
Election Results Via:NECN. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Lieutenant Governor

Note: Karyn Polito advanced to the general election as the only Republican to file for this seat.

Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Kerrigan 50.8% 221,583
Leland Cheung 29.4% 128,352
Michael Edward Lake 19.7% 86,037
Total Votes 435,972
Election Results Via:NECN. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Attorney General

Note: John B. Miller advanced to the general election as the only Republican to file for this seat.

Massachusetts Attorney General, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMaura Healey 62.2% 321,264
Warren Tolman 37.8% 194,844
Total Votes 516,108
Election Results Via:NECN. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Secretary of the Commonwealth

Note: There were three candidates who filed for this position by the filing deadline, but no primary was required as each candidate filed for a different party.

Treasurer

Note: Mike Heffernan and Ian Jackson advanced to the general election as the only Republican and Green-Rainbow Party candidates to file for this seat, respectively.

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.


Auditor

Note: There were three candidates who filed for this position by the filing deadline, but no primary was required as each candidate filed for a different party.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.







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

State executive organization

Executive officials in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts's state government:

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Ballotpedia reports

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