Minnesota state executive official elections, 2014

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Five state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota 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 following offices are elected in 2014 in Minnesota:

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 20, 2014 First day of candidate filing period
June 3, 2014 Last day of candidate filing period
August 12, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election

Election details

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Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Dayton/Tina Smith 93% 177,737
Leslie Davis/Gregory K. Soderberg 4.5% 8,529
Bill Dahn/James Vigliotti 2.6% 4,896
Total Votes 191,162
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Johnson/Bill Kuisle 30.3% 55,813
Kurt Zellers/Dean Simpson 23.9% 43,991
Marty Seifert/Pam Myhra 21.1% 38,798
Scott Honour/Karin Housley 20.8% 38,331
Merrill Anderson/Mark Anderson 3.8% 7,008
Total Votes 183,941
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Attorney General

Note: There was no Democratic primary for attorney general, as only one candidate filed for the office.

Minnesota Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Newman 63.2% 103,781
Sharon Anderson 36.8% 60,361
Total Votes 164,142
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Secretary of State

Note: There was no Republican primary for secretary of state, as only one candidate filed for the office.

Minnesota Secretary of State, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Simon 42.7% 65,611
Dick Franson 29.1% 44,679
Gregg A. Iverson 28.3% 43,454
Total Votes 153,744
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.



Minnesota Secretary of State, Independence Party Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Helland 51.5% 3,066
David A. Singleton 48.5% 2,884
Total Votes 5,950
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Auditor

Note: There was no Republican primary for auditor, as only one candidate filed for the office.

Minnesota Auditor, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Otto 80.9% 149,490
Matt Entenza 19.1% 35,223
Total Votes 184,713
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


State executive organization

Executive officials in Minnesota 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 Minnesota's state government:

Minnesota exec org chart.png

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See also

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