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Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2012

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Five down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of Montana in 2012. The primary took place on June 5, 2012 with the general election on November 6, 2012.

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Incumbent Monica Lindeen (D) won re-election as Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor in 2012. She was first elected in 2008 and was serving in her first term.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Monica Lindeen Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Derek Skees
Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Lindeen Incumbent 53.5% 248,447
     Republican Derek Skees 46.5% 215,743
Total Votes 464,190
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Polls

Montana State Auditor
Poll Monica Lindeen Derek SkeesUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research
(October 29-31, 2012)
49%38%13%+/-4.0625
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Primary

The primary took place on June 5, 2012. Candidates for each party were unopposed.

Montana Auditor Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Lindeen 100% 83,570
Total Votes 83,570
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.



Montana Auditor Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Skees 100% 105,110
Total Votes 105,110
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.


General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise Juneau Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sandy Welch

Note: With 100% of unofficial results in, Juneau claimed victory, but Welch did not concede and ultimately filed for a recount on December 3.[1][2][3] However, after it was ordered by a judge, Welch abandoned the recount due to the cost.[4]

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Juneau Incumbent 50.2% 235,397
     Republican Sandy Welch 49.8% 233,166
Total Votes 468,563
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Polls

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction
Poll Denise Juneau Sandy WelchUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
(October 8-10, 2012)
41%40%19%+/-3.6737
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research
(October 29-31, 2012)
49%44%7%+/-4.0625
AVERAGES 45% 42% 13% +/-3.8 681
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Primary

The primary election for Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction took place on June 5, 2012, with the general election on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Denise Juneau (D) is seeking re-election. She was first elected in 2008 and is serving in her first term.

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Juneau 100% 82,788
Total Votes 82,788
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.



Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Welch 100% 105,442
Total Votes 105,442
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.


Additional reading

Incumbent Brad Molnar (R) could not seek re-election to Montana Public Service Commission District 2 in 2012 due to term limits.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chuck Tooley
Republican Party Kirk Bushman Green check mark transparent.png
Montana Public Service Commission District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Chuck Tooley 47.3% 42,587
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Bushman 52.7% 47,385
Total Votes 89,972
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Primary

The primary election took place on June 5, 2012. Chuck Tooley defeated state Sen. Lynda Moss for the Democratic nomination and Kirk Bushman defeated Al Garver to get the Republican nod.[5]

Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Tooley 56.4% 9,549
Lynda Moss 43.6% 7,374
Total Votes 16,923
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Bushman 63.3% 14,066
Al Garver 36.7% 8,156
Total Votes 22,222
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


Note: In early May 2012, Garver announced he was suspending his campaign. His name remained on the ballot.[6]

Incumbent John Vincent (D) lost his bid for re-election for Montana Public Service Commission District 3. He was first elected in 2008 and was serving in his first term.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Vincent Incumbent
Republican Party Roger Koopman Green check mark transparent.png
Montana Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Vincent Incumbent 49.1% 50,513
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Koopman 50.9% 52,330
Total Votes 102,843
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.

Primary

The primary election took place on June 5, 2012. The Democratic race was initially too close to call but went to incumbent John Vincent.[7] Roger Koopman won a four-way battle for the Republican nomination.[8]

Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Vincent 50.8% 9,917
Mark Sweeney 49.2% 9,592
Total Votes 19,509
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Koopman 39.6% 9,431
James Brown 31.5% 7,519
Michael More 18.9% 4,504
Edward McCrone 10% 2,383
Total Votes 23,837
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


Gail Gutsche (D) lost her bid for re-election for Montana Public Service Commission District 4. She was first elected in 2008, and was serving in her first term.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gail Gutsche Incumbent
Republican Party Bob Lake Green check mark transparent.png
Montana Public Service Commission District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gail Gutsche Incumbent 48.6% 46,462
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Lake 51.4% 49,140
Total Votes 95,602
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.

Primary

The primary election took place on June 5, 2012. Gail Gutsche was unopposed for the Democratic nomination while state Sen. Bob Lake won the Republican nod.[9]

Montana Public Service Commission District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Lake 44.6% 9,734
Jim Pearson 34.3% 7,482
Chris Greil 21.1% 4,610
Total Votes 21,826
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.



Montana Public Service Commission, District 4, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGail Gutsche 100% 16,407
Total Votes 16,407
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.


Deadline Event
Jan 12 First day for candidates to file for office
March 5 Deadline for independent, minor party, indigent and new political party petitions to be submitted
March 12 Deadline for candidates to file for office/withdraw primary election candidacy
April 20 Deadline for election administrators to send absentee ballots to military and overseas electors for primary
April 27 Deadline for write-in candidates for primary
May 7 Close of regular voter registration
June 5 Primary election
Aug 13 Deadline for candidates to withdraw general election candidacy
Sept 21 Deadline for election administrators to send absentee ballots to military and overseas electors for general
Sept 28 Deadline for write-in candidates for general election
Oct 9 Close of regular voter registration
Nov 6 General election

See also

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