Michigan state executive official elections, 2014
State Executive Official Elections
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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.
Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. The attorney general and secretary of state did not appear on the primary ballot, and the gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial positions did not have contested primaries in 2014.
The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Michigan:
- Governor of Michigan
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
- Michigan Attorney General
- Michigan Secretary of State
Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds all four executive seats in Michigan.
|Michigan State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of September 2014||After the 2014 Election|
|Office||Incumbent||Assumed Office||Incumbent running?||General Election Candidates||2014 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
||2011||Yes|| Rick Snyder
|Lieutenant Governor||Brian Calley
||2011||Yes|| Brian Calley
Candace R. Caveny
|Secretary of State||Ruth Johnson
||2011||Yes|| Ruth Johnson
|Attorney General||Bill Schuette
||2011||Yes|| Bill Schuette
John Anthony La Pietra
Incumbent Bill Schuette and Mark Totten won nominations during the Republican and Democratic state conventions, respectively. Democratic and Republican candidates for this office were appointed by their respective state conventions in August 2014.
Incumbent Ruth Johnson and Godfrey Dillard won nominations during the Republican and Democratic state conventions, respectively. Democratic and Republican candidates for this office were appointed by their respective state conventions in August 2014.
The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
|April 22, 2014||Filing deadline for political party candidates|
|July 7, 2014||Filing deadline for minor party candidates|
|August 5, 2014||Primary election|
|November 4, 2014||General election|
State executive organization
Executive officials in Michigan 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 Michigan's state government:
To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:
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- State executive official elections, 2014
- Michigan Gubernatorial election, 2014
- Michigan Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014
- Michigan attorney general election, 2014
- Michigan secretary of state election, 2014
- Michigan state executive offices
- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Filing Requirements for Secretary of State and Attorney General: 2014 Election Cycle," accessed August 5, 2014
- CBSlocal.com, "It’s Official: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Is Running For A 2nd Term," April 17, 2014
- Ruth Johnson for Michigan, "News," accessed August 4, 2014
- Attorney General Bill Schuette, "News," accessed August 4, 2014