North Dakota Attorney General election, 2014

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North Dakota Attorney General Election

Primary Date:
June 10, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Wayne Stenehjem Republican Party}
Incumbent prior to election:
Wayne Stenehjem Republican Party
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North Dakota State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Secretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Agriculture Commissioner, Tax Commissioner

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The North Dakota Attorney General election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Wayne Stenehjem (R) was first elected in 2000 and was running for re-election. He faced Democratic candidate Kiara Kraus-Parr in the general election. Wayne Stenehjem won election to another four-year term.

Kraus-Parr faced an uphill battle to unseat Stenehjem given the incumbent's success in past elections. Stenehjem's closest race was the 2000 election, when he defeated Democratic candidate Glenn Pomeroy by 11 percent. The past elections section details the previous four elections for Attorney General of North Dakota.

North Dakota is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Wayne Stenehjem - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kiara Kraus-Parr - Attorney[4]

Results

General election

Attorney General of North Dakota, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Stenehjem Incumbent 74.1% 181,678
     Democratic Kiara Kraus-Parr 25.8% 63,255
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 395
Total Votes 245,328
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.

Past elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Wayne Stenehjem won re-election to the office of North Dakota Attorney General. He defeated Jeanette Boechler (D) in the general election.

North Dakota Attorney General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Stenehjem Incumbent 74.6% 175,627
     Democratic Jeanette Boechler 25.4% 59,781
     Write-In Various 0.1% 174
Total Votes 235,582
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

2006

On November 7, 2006, Wayne Stenehjem won re-election to the office of North Dakota Attorney General. He defeated Bill Brudvik (D-NPL) in the general election.

North Dakota Attorney General, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Stenehjem Incumbent 68.9% 148,194
     Democratic Bill Brudvik 31.1% 67,032
Total Votes 215,226
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

2004

On November 2, 2004, Wayne Stenehjem won re-election to the office of North Dakota Attorney General. He defeated Bruce Schoenwald (D-NPL) in the general election.

North Dakota Attorney General, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Stenehjem Incumbent 72.5% 218,627
     Democratic Bruce Schoenwald 27.5% 82,768
Total Votes 301,395
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

2000

On November 7, 2000, Wayne Stenehjem won re-election to the office of North Dakota Attorney General. He defeated Glenn Pomeroy (D-NPL) in the general election.

North Dakota Attorney General, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Stenehjem Incumbent 55.7% 157,986
     Democratic Glenn Pomeroy 44.3% 125,466
Total Votes 283,452
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
April 7, 2014 Primary filing deadline[5]
June 10, 2014 Primary election
September 2, 2014 General election filing deadline for independent candidates
November 4, 2014 General election
January 1, 2015 Official swearing-in of state executive officials elected in November
January 6, 2015 Ceremonial swearing-in of state executive officials elected in November

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