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.

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:

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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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
2005 Yes Republican Party Lavon Heidemann

Democratic Party Jane Raybould

Libertarian Party Scott Zimmerman
Pending Pending
Secretary of State John A. Gale
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2000 Yes[3] Republican Party John A. Gale[3]
Libertarian Party Ben Backus[4]
Pending Pending
Attorney General Jon Bruning
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2003 No (Running for governor) Republican Party Doug Peterson[5]
Democratic Party Janet Stewart[6]
Pending Pending
Treasurer Don Stenberg
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2010 Yes[7] Republican Party Don Stenberg

Democratic Party Michael O'Hara[6]

Libertarian Party Michael Knebel[6]
Pending Pending
Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley
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2007 No (Running for governor) Republican Party Charlie Janssen[5]
Democratic Party Amanda McGill[8]
Pending Pending
Public Service Commission Anne C. Boyle
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1996 No (Retiring) Republican Party John Sieler[5]
Democratic Party Crystal Rhoades[9]
Pending Pending

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


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

Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Republican Primary
Nebraska Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Brian Buescher 25.5% 47,892
Mike Hilgers 22.9% 42,952
Doug PetersonGreen check mark transparent.png 35.7% 66,969
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
Allan Eurek 27.7% 18,083
Janet StewartGreen check mark transparent.png 72.3% 47,151
Total Votes 65,234
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.

Secretary of State


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


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

Public Services Commissioner

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

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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