Ohio down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Ohio Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
May 6, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Ohio State Executive Elections
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Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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Two down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of Ohio in 2014. The two down ballot offices on the ballot in 2014 were the Ohio Treasurer and the Ohio Auditor. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Josh Mandel (R) and Dave Yost (R) were seeking re-election to the treasurer and auditor offices, respectively. State Rep. Connie Pillich (D) ran to unseat Mandel, while state Rep. John Patrick Carney (D) and Bob Bridges (L) challenged Yost. Mandel and Yost won in the general election.[1]

Ohio is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Only affiliated voters can vote for candidates in the primary election; however, voters do not choose their affiliation until election day, when they request a party's ballot.[2]

Treasurer

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Josh Mandel Green check mark transparent.png - Incumbent[3]
Democratic Party Connie Pillich - state representative[4]

Disqualified

Libertarian Party Marc Allan Feldman - Physician[5][6]

Results

Ohio Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Mandel Incumbent 56.6% 1,724,060
     Democratic Connie Pillich 43.4% 1,323,325
Total Votes 3,047,385
Election Results via Ohio Secretary of State.

Duties

The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the state and serves as the state's banker. The most important duty of the treasury is to safeguard the taxpayer's money in Ohio. The office is responsible, among other things, for:[7]

  • managing more than $160 billion in financial assets
  • investing the state's money and manage an investment portfolio that exceeds $15 billion
  • tracking and maintaining a database of all unclaimed property in Ohio
  • providing financial advice to state agencies
  • providing financial education and resources

Polls

Ohio Treasurer's Race 2014
Poll Josh Mandel Connie PillichNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
(November 5-6, 2013)
43%47%10%+/-4.0595
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

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Campaign finance

Mid-year campaign financial reports detailing the first six months of the year were due on July 31, 2013. Incumbent Mandel, who began the year with $219 on hand, raised over $1.1 million in the first half of the year. Challenger Connie Pillich raised about $312,000.[8]

Past elections

2010

Ohio Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Mandel 54.5% 2,050,142
     Democratic Kevin Boyce 40.6% 1,525,992
     Libertarian Matthew Cantrell 4.9% 184,478
Total Votes 3,760,612
Election Results Via: Ohio Secretary of State

Auditor

Candidates

Republican Party Dave Yost Green check mark transparent.png - Incumbent
Democratic Party John Patrick Carney - state representative[9]
Libertarian Party Bob Bridges - political director for the Libertarian Party of Ohio[10][11]<

Results

Ohio Auditor, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Yost Incumbent 57% 1,711,927
     Democratic John Patrick Carney 38.3% 1,149,305
     Libertarian Bob Bridges 4.8% 143,363
Total Votes 3,004,595
Election Results via Ohio Secretary of State.

Duties

The auditor of state serves as a watchdog, ensuring the state and its more than 5,600 entities are using resources efficiently and effectively. The office conducts both fiscal and performance audits of:[12]

  • all public offices in Ohio
  • cities
  • counties
  • village
  • townships
  • schools
  • state universities
  • public libraries
  • state agencies, boards, and commissions

Past elections

2010

Ohio Auditor of State, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Yost 50.2% 1,882,010
     Democratic David Pepper 44.9% 1,683,330
     Libertarian L. Michael Howard 4.9% 182,534
Total Votes 3,747,874
Election Results Via: Ohio Secretary of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
February 5, 2014 Filing deadline
May 6, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 25, 2014 Completion of state canvass of vote results
January 12, 2015 Inauguration of all state-wide executive officeholders

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See also

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