North Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2012

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Five down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of North Dakota in 2012.

The primary was held on June 12, 2012 with the general election on November 6, 2012.

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Incumbent Kelly Schmidt (R) won re-election. She was first elected in 2004.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ross Mushik
Republican Party Kelly Schmidt Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
North Dakota Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Schmidt Incumbent 65.9% 197,041
     Democratic Ross Mushik 34.1% 101,795
Total Votes 298,836
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.

Primary

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary candidates:

Incumbent Robert Peterson (R) won re-election. He was first elected in 1996.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scot Kelsh
Republican Party Robert Peterson Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
North Dakota State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Peterson Incumbent 62.6% 188,859
     Democratic Scot Kelsh 37.4% 112,803
Total Votes 301,662
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.

Primary

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary candidates:

Incumbent Adam Hamm (R) won re-election. He was first appointed to the office in October 2007 and elected in 2008.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Potter
Republican Party Adam Hamm Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Hamm Incumbent 63.3% 192,031
     Democratic Tom Potter 36.7% 111,099
Total Votes 303,130
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.

Primary

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary candidates:

Incumbent Wayne Sanstead (Nonpartisan) did not seek re-election. He was first elected in 1984.

The position of Superintendent is nonpartisan - candidates run in the same ballot column and are not identified by party. However, GOP and Democratic convention delegates chose a candidate to support.[1]

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Independent Tracy Potter (Did not seek Democratic convention support)
Independent Kirsten Baesler (supported by Republican convention) Green check mark transparent.png
North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKirsten Baesler 55.1% 154,177
     Nonpartisan Tracy Potter 44.6% 124,807
     N/A Write-in 0.4% 1,069
Total Votes 280,053
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.

Primary

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction, Non-Partisan Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Baesler 37.3% 41,343
Green check mark transparent.pngTracy Potter 32.4% 35,949
Max Laird 30.1% 33,371
Write-in 0.2% 210
Total Votes 110,873
Election Results Via:The North Dakota Secretary of State.


Note: David Monson (R) was running but withdrew after losing Republican support to Baesler at the GOP convention on April 1.[2] Keith Jacobson (R) withdrew in April, citing "personal reasons."[3]

Incumbent Tony Clark (R) did not seek re-election.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brad Crabtree
Republican Party Randy Christmann Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joshua Voytek
North Dakota Public Service Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Christmann 54.6% 164,591
     Democratic Brad Crabtree 41.1% 123,978
     Libertarian Joshua Voytek 4.3% 13,098
Total Votes 301,667
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.

Primary

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

Deadline Event
Jan 16 Candidate filing period begins
April 13 Candidate filing period ends
April 18 Secretary of State must certify list of nominees
May 22 Deadline to file as a write-in candidate
June 12 Primary election
June 29 Deadline for the State Canvassing Board to meet
Sept 7 Deadline to file as an independent candidate
Sept 12 Deadline for Secretary of State to certify list of candidates for general election
Nov 6 General election
Nov 23 Deadline for the State Canvassing Board to meet

See also

North Dakota

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