Michigan state executive official elections, 2014

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Four state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Michigan. 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.

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.[1][2][3] 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.[4]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Michigan:

Partisan breakdown

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
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 4 Pending
Total 4 4
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Governor

Incumbent Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer won the August 5 primary without opposition for the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively.

Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Brian Calley and Lisa Brown, Michigan Representative won nominations during the Republican and Democratic state conventions, respectively.

Attorney General

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.

Secretary of State

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.



Key deadlines

Deadline Event
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:

Michigan exec org chart.png

Ballotpedia reports

To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:

Recent news

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See also

Michigan

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