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South Carolina state executive official elections, 2014

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Nine state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. In the primary runoffs, however, voters must vote in the same party whose primary they voted in.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in South Carolina:

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.





Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General

Secretary of State

Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Jr.
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2011 Yes
Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom
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2002 Undeclared
Superintendent of Education Mick Zais
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2011 No
Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers
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2005 Yes
Adjutant General Robert E. Livingston, Jr.
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2011 Yes

Deadline Event
March 30 Primary and convention filing deadline[18]
June 10 Primary election
August 15 Filing deadline for petition and nonpartisan candidates
November 4 General election

See also

South Carolina


  1. Washington Post, "South Carolina Gov. Haley launches re-election campaign (Video)," August 26, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lexington County Chronicle and The Dispatch-News, "Will Governor Haley survive 2014 gubernatorial race?" August 16, 2012
  3. The Associated Press via MyrtleBeachOnline, "Gov Haley names co-chairs for possible run in 2014," February 19, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 South Carolina Election Commission, "Candidate Tracking," March 31, 2014
  5. The State, "Libertarian joins SC governor’s race," March 17, 2014
  6. Facebook, "Ralph Allen Beach for Governor Of South Carolina in 2014," accessed September 3, 2013
  7. Charleston City Paper, "Will Glenn McConnell go after Nikki Haley's job?" March 28, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Post and Courier, "S.C. lieutenant governor’s race could heat up soon," May 8, 2013
  9. The State, "Sellers to run for lieutenant governor," June 4, 2014
  10., "Bakari Sellers forms committee for lt. gov. run," June 6, 2013
  11. GoUpstate, "Retired Charleston developer to run for lieutenant governor," October 15, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 South Carolina Election Commission, "Candidate Tracking," March 27, 2014
  13. The State, "McConnell: Why I will not seek election as lieutenant governor," January 6, 2014
  14. The State, "McConnell named College of Charleston president," March 24, 2014
  15. WRHI, "S.C. Rep. Ralph Norman considering run for Lt. Governor," December 16, 2013
  16. The State, "ELECTION 2014: Parnell Diggs to run for Attorney General," January 22, 2014
  17. The State, "Democratic political operative to challenge Hammond for SC secretary of state," February 18, 2014
  18. Souith Carolina Election Commission, "2014 Election Calendar," January 8, 2014