South Dakota state executive official elections, 2014

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

South Dakota is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans may vote in the Republican primary.[1]

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

Note: In South Dakota, nominees for statewide executive offices other than Governor are selected at party conventions. As such, the following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the conventions are completed. 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.









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Governor

Lost in primary

Failed to qualify

Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State

Candidates

Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Richard Sattgast
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2011 Undeclared
State Auditor Steve Barnett
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2011 Undeclared
Secretary of Education Melody Schopp
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2011 Undeclared
Public Utilities Commission Gary Hanson
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2002 Yes[18]
Commissioner of School and Public Lands Vernon L. Larson
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2013 No[19]

Deadline Event
March 25 Filing deadline for political party candidates
April 29 Filing deadline for independent candidates
June 3 Primary election
November 4 General election

The only statewide executive office subject to a primary election is Governor. Nominees for the other offices are selected at state party conventions.

Governor

Primary elections

South Dakota Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Daugaard Incumbent 81.2% 53,323
Lora Hubbel 18.8% 12,381
Total Votes 65,704
Election Results Via:South Dakota Secretary of State Unofficial Results.
South Dakota Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Joe Lowe 44.1% 10,830
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Wismer 55.9% 13,755
Total Votes 24,585
Election Results Via:South Dakota Secretary of State Unofficial Results.

Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State

Treasurer

Auditor

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Public Services Commissioner

See also

South Dakota

References

  1. South Dakota Secretary of State Website, "Registration & Voting," accessed January 3,2014
  2. South Dakota Secretary of State, "Current Candidates for Primary Election," accessed June 3, 2014
  3. Argus Leader, "Secretary of State Jason Gant says he won't seek another term," September 11, 2013
  4. E-mail communication with Kristen Mathews, January 16, 2014]
  5. South Dakota State News, "Governor Daugaard To Appoint Vern Larson As Commissioner Of School And Public Lands," accessed August 13, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 South Dakota Secretary of State: Elections, "Election Candidates," May 6, 2014
  7. KSOO, "Mike Myers Independent Candidate for Governor," August 16, 2013
  8. Argus Leader, "Conservative Hubbel prepares challenge to Daugaard," October 16, 2013
  9. Miami Herald, "Wildfire specialist announces run for SD governor," December 2, 2013
  10. SoDakLiberty, "A Strong candidate for Governor from the Constitution Party of South Dakota," November 23, 2013
  11. Argus Leader, "All-female ticket for Democrats," June 25, 2014
  12. South Dakota Secretary of State "Independent Candidate for President or Governor Declaration of Candidate and Certification of Running Mate," accessed May 7, 2014
  13. Michael Myers for Governor!, "Home," March 19, 2014
  14. Black Hills Fox, "SD Attorney General Marty Jackley will seek re-election," April 21, 2013
  15. Rapid City Journal, "Are S.D. Republicans policing themselves?," September 12, 2013
  16. Argus Leader, "Current deputy Pat Miller to run for secretary of state," April 3, 2014
  17. Midville Times, "Santema Agrees Gant Must Go, Considers Run for Office," September 5, 2013
  18. E-mail communication with Kristen Mathews, January 16, 2014
  19. South Dakota State News, "Governor Daugaard To Appoint Vern Larson As Commissioner Of School And Public Lands," accessed August 13, 2013