New York state executive official elections, 2014

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Four state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of New York.

New York 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 will be elected in 2014 in New York:

State executive organization

Executive officials in New York 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 New York's state government:

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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Andrew Cuomo
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2011 Yes
Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy
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2011 No[4]
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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2011 Undeclared
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
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2007 Yes

Deadline Event
July 10, 2014 Filing deadline for state offices
September 9, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election

Governor

Primary election

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Andrew Cuomo (also running on the Working Families Party, the Women's Equality Party and the Independence Party of America Independence Party lines) - Incumbent[5]
Democratic Party Zephyr Teachout - Fordham University Law professor[6]
Democratic Party Randy Credico[7]

General election

Republican Party Rob Astorino (also running on the Conservative Party Conservative Party and "Stop Common Core" lines) - Westchester County Executive[8][5]
Green Party Howie Hawkins - activist and teamster[9]
Libertarian Party Michael McDermott (nominated at party convention) - real estate developer[10]
Independent Rent is 2 Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan[7]
Independent Sapient Party candidate Steven Cohn[7]
Independent Life and Justice Party candidate Michael J. Carey[7]

Lost at convention

Libertarian Party Nathan LeBron[11][12]
Libertarian Party Richard Cooper - manufacturing executive and Libertarian activist[13][12]
Libertarian Party Chris Edes - Libertarian activist (nominated for lieutenant governor instead)[14][12]

Did not qualify

Democratic Party Racquel McPherson
Democratic Party Sam Sloan

Did not file by deadline

Republican Party Steven McLaughlin - State Assemblyman[15]
Republican Party Carl Paladino - 2010 Republican candidate for governor[16]
Independent John Studer - Socialist Workers Party candidate[17]

Lieutenant Governor

Primary election

Democratic Party Kathy Hochul (also running on the Working Families Party, Independence Party of America Independence Party and Women's Equality Party lines) - Former U.S. House Representative, New York, District 26[18][5]
Democratic Party Tim Wu[19]

General election

Republican Party Chris Moss (also running on the Conservative Party Conservative Party. Life and Justice and "Stop Common Core" lines)[5]
Green Party Brian Jones - educator[20]
Libertarian Party Chris Edes (nominated at party convention) - Libertarian activist[12]
Independent Rent is 2 Damn High candidate Christalle Felix[5]
Independent Sapient Party candidate Kendy Guzman[5]

Did not qualify

Democratic Party Nenad Bach[5]

Attorney General

General election

Democratic Party Eric Schneiderman - Incumbent (also running on the Working Families Party, Independence Party of America Independence Party and Women's Equality Party lines)[5]
Republican Party John Cahill (also running on the Conservative Party Conservative Party, Life and Justice Party and "Stop Common Core" lines)[21][5]
Green Party Ramon Jimenez[5]
Libertarian Party Carl Person (nominated at party convention) - attorney[12]

Declined

Republican Party Daniel Donovan - 2010 candidate for Attorney General[22]
Republican Party Michael Garcia - Former U.S. Attorney[23]

Comptroller

General election

Democratic Party Thomas DiNapoli (also running on the Working Families Party, Independence Party of America Independence Party and Women's Equality Party lines) - running[5]
Republican Party Bob Antonacci (also running on the Conservative Party Conservative Party, Life and Justice Party and "Stop Common Core" lines) - Onondaga County Comptroller[5][24]
Green Party Theresa Portelli[5]
Libertarian Party John Clifton (nominated at party convention)[12]
Independent Rent is 2 Damn High candidate Greg Fischer

Did not qualify

Democratic Party Geeta Rankoth[5]

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References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Newsday, "Duffy says departure was his decision; Bellone in the mix for lieutenant governor," May 8, 2014
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 New York State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed July 10, 2014
  6. New York Daily News, "Zephyr Teachout confirms plans for a Democratic primary against Gov. Cuomo," June 13, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 New York State Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed July 15, 2014
  8. New York Daily News, "Rob Astorino's Potential Governor Run Gets Encouragement, No Promises, From Chris Christie (UPDATED)," November 25, 2013
  9. HowieHawkins.org, "Hawkins steps up to take on Cuomo, Governor 1%," January 16, 2014
  10. Michael McDermott New York Governor 2014, "About," accessed April 21, 2014
  11. News10, "Nathan LeBron seeks Libertarian endorsement for NY Governor run," February 27, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 The Libertarian Perty of Suffolk County, NY, "Michael McDermott to Lead Libertarian Team in Drive for Governor’s Race," April 27, 2014
  13. Richard Cooper for NY Governor, "About Richard," March 13, 2014
  14. Chris Edes for Governor, "About Chris," March 13, 2014
  15. New York Post, "Pol running for gov," June 17, 2013
  16. Huffington Post, "Carl Paladino Says He May Run For New York Governor As Conservative Party Candidate," August 26, 2013
  17. The Militant, "Socialist Workers candidates raise fighting demands for working class," May 12, 2014
  18. New York Post, "Cuomo’s pick for Lt. Gov. facing challenge from left," May 26, 2014
  19. New York Daily News, "Zephyr Teachout confirms plans for a Democratic primary against Gov. Cuomo," June 13, 2014
  20. SocialistWorker.org, "Offering New Yorkers a choice," May 8, 2014
  21. New York Daily News, "John Cahill takes major step toward NY attorney general run by creating campaign committee," APril 26, 2014
  22. SILive, "Donovan: No rematch with Schneiderman in 2014 attorney general's race," November 8, 2013
  23. Times Union, "Garcia hits the rubber chicken dinner circuit," July 23, 2013
  24. Syracuse.com, "Antonacci announces run for New York State comptroller against DiNapoli," May 7, 2014