Nebraska state executive official elections, 2014

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Seven state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Nebraska.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.

Nebraska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. A blanket primary system is used for the nonpartisan legislature and some other statewide races while congressional primary elections are closed.[1]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Nebraska:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds six out of seven executive seats in Nebraska.

Nebraska State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 7 7
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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Dave Heineman
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2005 Term-limited Republican Party Pete Ricketts

Democratic PartyChuck Hassebrook[2]

Libertarian Party Mark G. Elworth Jr.
Pending Pending
Lieutenant Governor Lavon Heidemann
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2005 No[3] Republican Party Mike Foley

Democratic Party Jane Raybould

Libertarian Party Scott Zimmerman
Pending Pending
Secretary of State John A. Gale
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2000 Yes[4] Republican Party John A. Gale[4]
Libertarian Party Ben Backus[5]
Pending Pending
Attorney General Jon Bruning
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2003 No (Running for governor) Republican Party Doug Peterson[6]
Democratic Party Janet Stewart[7]
Pending Pending
Treasurer Don Stenberg
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2010 Yes[8] Republican Party Don Stenberg

Democratic Party Michael O'Hara[7]

Libertarian Party Michael Knebel[7]
Pending Pending
Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley
Mike Foley.jpg
2007 No (Running for governor) Republican Party Charlie Janssen[6]
Democratic Party Amanda McGill[9]
Pending Pending
Public Service Commission Anne C. Boyle
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1996 No (Retiring) Republican Party John Sieler[6]
Democratic Party Crystal Rhoades[10]
Pending Pending

Governor

Governor of Nebraska, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Ricketts 26.5% 57,922
Jon Bruning 25.5% 55,751
Beau McCoy 20.9% 45,804
Mike Foley 19.2% 42,029
Tom Carlson 4.1% 9,034
Bryan Slone 3.7% 8,179
Total Votes 218,719
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.

Lieutenant Governor

There was no primary for lieutenant governor, as each party only had one candidate who qualified by the filing deadline.

Attorney General

Republican Primary

Nebraska Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Peterson 35.7% 66,969
Brian Buescher 25.5% 47,892
Mike Hilgers 22.9% 42,952
Pete Pirsch 15.9% 29,875
Total Votes 187,688
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.

Democratic Primary

Nebraska Attorney General, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Stewart 72.3% 47,151
Allan Eurek 27.7% 18,083
Total Votes 65,234
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.

Secretary of State

There was no primary for secretary of state, as each party only had one candidate who qualified by the filing deadline.

Treasurer

Nebraska Treasurer, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Stenberg 85% 171,183
Christopher Costello 15% 30,236
Total Votes 201,419
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.

Auditor

Nebraska Auditor, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Janssen 56.6% 92,277
Larry Anderson 43.4% 70,618
Total Votes 162,895
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.

Public Service Commissioner

Nebraska Public Service Commissioner, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCrystal Rhoades 43.5% 5,705
Jim Esch 39.9% 5,238
John Green 16.6% 2,183
Total Votes 13,126
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.




Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 13, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 Certification of election results

State executive organization

Executive officials in Nebraska 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 Nebraska's state government:

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Ballotpedia reports

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See also

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