Nevada state executive official elections, 2014

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Six state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Nevada. The general election took 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.

Nevada is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Nevada:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held four out of six executive seats in Nevada.

Nevada State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 4, 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 4 0
     Republican Party 2 6
Total 6 6




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Governor

Governor of Nevada, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Sandoval Incumbent 89.9% 105,857
Eddie Hamilton 3.2% 3,758
None of these candidates 3% 3,509
William Tarbell 1.7% 1,966
Thomas Tighe 1.3% 1,495
Gary Marinch 1% 1,195
Total Votes 117,780
Election Results Via:Nevada Secretary of State.
Governor of Nevada, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
None of these candidates 30% 21,725
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Goodman 24.8% 17,961
Stephen Frye 11.3% 8,231
John Rutledge 8.3% 6,039
Charles Chang 7.7% 5,619
Chris Hyepock 6.5% 4,743
Allen Rheinhart 5% 3,605
Abdul Shabazz 3.8% 2,731
Frederick Conquest 2.6% 1,867
Total Votes 72,521
Election Results Via:Nevada Secretary of State.

Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Hutchison 53.8% 62,939
Sue Lowden 36.1% 42,290
Chris Dyer 5.8% 6,824
None of these candidates 4.3% 5,011
Total Votes 117,064
Election Results Via:Nevada Secretary of State.
Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLucy Flores 71.5% 52,324
None of these candidates 15.7% 11,515
Harley Kulkin 12.8% 9,368
Total Votes 73,207
Election Results Via:Nevada Secretary of State.

Attorney General

Uncontested primaries

Secretary of State

Uncontested primaries

Treasurer

Uncontested primaries

Controller

  • Uncontested Democratic primary
Nevada Controller, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Knecht 52.6% 56,497
Barry Herr 19.4% 20,820
None of these candidates 14.4% 15,423
Cort Arlint 13.7% 14,736
Total Votes 107,476
Election Results Via:Nevada Secretary of State.

The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Governor

Governor of Nevada, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Sandoval Incumbent 70.6% 386,340
     Democratic Robert Goodman 23.9% 130,722
     Independent None of these candidates 2.9% 15,751
     Independent American David Lory VanderBeek 2.7% 14,536
Total Votes 547,349
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.

Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Hutchison 59.5% 324,443
     Democratic Lucy Flores 33.6% 183,571
     Independent American Mike Little 3.9% 21,221
     Independent None of these candidates 3% 16,298
Total Votes 545,533
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.

Attorney General

Attorney General of Nevada, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Paul Laxalt 46.2% 251,379
     Democratic Ross Miller 45.3% 246,629
     Independent American Jonathan Hansen 5.6% 30,513
     Independent None of these candidates 2.9% 15,629
Total Votes 544,150
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.

Secretary of State

Secretary of State of Nevada, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Cegavske 50.4% 273,720
     Democratic Kate Marshall 46.1% 250,612
     Independent None of these candidates 3.5% 18,778
Total Votes 543,110
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.

Treasurer

Nevada Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Schwartz 51.5% 277,450
     Democratic Kim Wallin 41.5% 223,750
     Independent American Kress Cave 3.6% 19,346
     Independent None of these candidates 3.5% 18,668
Total Votes 539,214
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.

Controller

Nevada Controller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Knecht 52.5% 282,674
     Democratic Andrew Martin 37.6% 202,573
     Independent American Tom Jones 5.4% 29,108
     Independent None of these candidates 4.4% 23,811
Total Votes 538,166
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.

Voter turnout

Political scientist Michael McDonald's United States Elections Project studied voter turnout in the 2014 election by looking at the percentage of eligible voters who headed to the polls. McDonald used voting-eligible population (VEP), or the number of eligible voters independent of their current registration status, to calculate turnout rates in each state on November 4. He also incorporated ballots cast for the highest office in each state into his calculation. He estimated that 82,596,338 ballots were cast in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 36.4 percent of the VEP.[5] By comparison, 61.6 percent of VEP voted in the 2008 presidential election and 58.2 percent of VEP voted in the 2012 presidential election.[6]

Quick facts

  • According to PBS Newshour, voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the 1942 midterms, which took place during the nation's involvement in World War II.[7]
  • Forty-three states and the District of Columbia failed to surpass 50 percent turnout in McDonald's analysis.
  • The three states with the lowest turnout according to McDonald's analysis were Indiana (28 percent), Texas (28.5 percent) and Utah (28.8 percent).
  • Maine (59.3 percent), Wisconsin (56.9 percent) and Alaska (55.3 percent) were the three states with the highest turnout.
  • There were only 12 states that increased voter turnout in 2014 compared to the 2010 midterm elections.[8]
Voter turnout rates, 2014
State Total votes for top office  % voter eligible population Top statewide office up for election Size of lead (Raw votes) Size of lead (%)
Alabama 1,200,000 33.5 Governor 320,319 27.2
Alaska 290,000 55.3 Governor 4,004 1.6
Arizona 1,550,000 34.4 Governor 143,951 12.5
Arkansas 875,000 41.2 Governor 118,664 14
California 7,750,000 31.8 Governor 1,065,748 17.8
Colorado 2,025,000 53.0 Governor 50,395 2.4
Connecticut 1,089,880 42.3 Governor 26,603 2.5
Delaware 234,038 34.4 Attorney general 31,155 13.6
District of Columbia 150,000 30.3 Mayor 27,934 19
Florida 5,951,561 42.7 Governor 66,127 1.1
Georgia 2,575,000 38.2 Governor 202,685 8
Hawaii 366,125 36.2 Governor 45,323 12.4
Idaho 440,000 39.1 Governor 65,852 14.9
Illinois 3,550,000 39.5 Governor 171,900 4.9
Indiana 1,350,000 28.0 Secretary of state 234,978 17.8
Iowa 1,150,000 50.6 Governor 245,548 21.8
Kansas 875,000 42.8 Governor 33,052 3.9
Kentucky 1,440,000 44.2 U.S. Senate 222,096 15.5
Louisiana 1,472,039 43.8 U.S. Senate 16,401 1.1
Maine 625,000 59.3 Governor 29,820 4.9
Maryland 1,750,000 41.9 Governor 88,648 6.1
Massachusetts 2,150,000 43.9 Governor 40,361 1.9
Michigan 3,151,835 42.7 Governor 129,547 4.3
Minnesota 2,025,000 51.3 Governor 109,776 5.6
Mississippi 650,000 29.7 U.S. Senate 141,234 33
Missouri 1,450,000 32.3 Auditor 684,074 53.6
Montana 365,000 46.1 U.S. Senate 65,262 17.9
Nebraska 550,000 41.3 Governor 97,678 18.7
Nevada 600,000 31.8 Governor 255,793 46.7
New Hampshire 500,000 48.8 Governor 24,924 5.2
New Jersey 1,825,000 30.4 N/A N/A N/A
New Mexico 550,000 38.3 Governor 73,868 14.6
New York 3,900,000 28.8 Governor 476,252 13.4
North Carolina 2,900,000 40.7 U.S. Senate 48,511 1.7
North Dakota 248,670 43.8 U.S. House At-large seat 42,214 17.1
Ohio 3,150,000 36.2 Governor 933,235 30.9
Oklahoma 825,000 29.8 Governor 122,060 14.7
Oregon 1,500,000 52 Governor 59,029 4.5
Pennsylvania 3,500,000 36.1 Governor 339,261 9.8
Rhode Island 325,000 41.7 Governor 14,346 4.5
South Carolina 1,246,301 34.8 Governor 179,089 14.6
South Dakota 279,412 44.5 Governor 124,865 45.1
Tennessee 1,400,000 29.1 Governor 642,214 47.5
Texas 4,750,000 28.5 Governor 957,973 20.4
Utah 550,000 28.8 Attorney general 173,819 35.2
Vermont 193,087 38.8 Governor 2,095 1.1
Virginia 2,200,000 36.7 U.S. Senate 16,727 0.8
Washington 2,050,000 41.6 N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 460,000 31.8 U.S. Senate 124,667 27.6
Wisconsin 2,425,000 56.9 Governor 137,607 5.7
Wyoming 168,390 38.7 Governor 52,703 33.6
United States 82,596,338 36.4

Note: Information from the United States Elections Project was last updated on November 19, 2014. The results in this table draw from unofficial results as of November 12, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
January 6, 2014 First day of candidate filing
January 17, 2014 Last day of candidate filing
July 10, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 25, 2014 Certification of election results
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials

State executive organization

Executive officials in Nevada 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 Nevada's state government:

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Ballotpedia reports

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