Texas state executive official elections, 2014

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Seven state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Texas.

Texas has a mixed primary system, in which voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[1]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Texas:

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
December 9, 2013 Filing deadline for candidates
March 4, 2014 Primary election
May 27, 2014 Primary run-off election
November 4, 2014 General election


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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Rick Perry
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2000 Not running[2]
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst
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2003 Running[3]
Attorney General Greg Abbott
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2003 Running for governor[4]
Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs
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2007 Retiring[5]
Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
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2003 Running for Lt. Governor[6]
Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples
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2003 Running for Lt. Governor[7]
Railroad Commission Barry Smitherman
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2011 Running for attorney general[8]

Governor

Lost primary or at convention

Withdrew

Declined to run

Lieutenant Governor

Lost primary

Withdrew

Declined

Attorney General

Lost primary or at convention

Declined

Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs
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2007 No[5]
Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
Jerry Patterson.jpg
2003 Running for Lt. Governor[6]
Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples
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2003 Running for Lt. Governor[43]
Railroad Commission Barry Smitherman
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2011 Running for attorney general[8]


Governor

Texas Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Abbott 91.5% 1,219,831
SECEDE Kilgore 1.4% 19,021
Miriam Martinez 2.7% 35,416
Lisa Fritsch 4.4% 58,742
Total Votes 1,333,010
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.
Texas Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Davis 79.1% 432,025
Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal 20.9% 114,455
Total Votes 546,480
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.

Lieutenant Governor

Texas Lieutenant Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Dewhurst Incumbent 28.3% 376,164
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Patrick 41.5% 550,742
Jerry Patterson 12.5% 165,777
Todd Staples 17.8% 235,972
Total Votes 1,328,655
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


Attorney General

Texas Attorney General Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Barry Smitherman 22.1% 281,050
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Branch 33.5% 426,561
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Paxton 44.4% 566,080
Total Votes 1,273,691
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


Comptroller

Texas Comptroller Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Hegar 50% 610,493
Harvey Hilderbran 26% 317,703
Debra Medina 19.3% 235,699
Raul Torres 4.7% 57,240
Total Votes 1,221,135
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


Land Commissioner

Texas Lands Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge P. Bush 73% 934,501
David Watts 27% 345,550
Total Votes 1,280,051
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


Railroad Commissioner

Texas Railroad Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Becky Berger 16.8% 197,791
Malachi Boyuls 10% 117,117
Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Christian 42.7% 501,789
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Sitton 30.5% 358,817
Total Votes 1,175,514
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Brown 63.9% 297,873
Dale Henry 36.1% 168,108
Total Votes 465,981
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.

Agriculture Commissioner

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
J. Allen Carnes 12.4% 147,599
Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Merritt 21% 248,568
Eric Opiela 17.4% 206,383
Green check mark transparent.pngSid Miller 34.6% 410,273
Joe Cotton 14.6% 173,380
Total Votes 1,186,203
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard "Kinky" Friedman 37.7% 184,971
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Hogan 38.8% 190,200
Hugh Asa Fitzsimons, III 23.5% 114,945
Total Votes 490,116
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.

The general election is scheduled for November 4, 2014.
The previous Texas state executive official elections were in 2012.

See also

Texas

Ballotpedia reports

External links

References

  1. Texas Statutes, "Section 172.086," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. NBC News, "Perry won't seek re-election as TX governor," July 8, 2013
  3. Huffington Post, "David Dewhurst, Texas Lieutenant Governor, Launches Re-election Bid," August 7, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Houston Chronicle, "AG Abbott formally kicks off gubernatorial bid," July 14, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Reporternews.com, "Comptroller Combs will not run for any statewide office in 2014," May 29, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Associated Press, "George P. Bush running for Texas land commissioner," March 12, 2013
  7. Dallas News, "Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says next lieutenant governor should be new leader," July 11, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Texas Tribune, "Smitherman to Announce Run For Attorney General," June 24, 2013
  9. Washington Post, "Wendy Davis announces run for Texas governor," October 3, 2013
  10. Associated Press, "Dad: George P. Bush eyeing Texas land commissioner," November 14, 2012
  11. National Journal, "Report: Abbott to run for Texas governor," January 11, 2013
  12. Statesman, "Year of the Women? Will Greg Abbott face Wendy Davis, Kathie Glass and Debra Medina in 2014?," October 1, 2013
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Independent Political Report, "Texas, Wisconsin Libertarian Conventions This Weekend," 4/11/2014
  14. Green Party of Texas, "Press Release: 50 Candidates File to Run as Greens in Texas," December 10, 2013
  15. Star-Telegram, "2014 campaign now off and running in Texas," November 9, 2013
  16. My San Antonio, "Secession succeeds — as a talking point," November 24, 2012
  17. Valley Morning Star, "Miriam Martinez says she’ll run for governor," January 22, 2013
  18. Dallas Morning News, "Tea party activist jumps into GOP contest for governor in Texas," October 8, 2013
  19. Examiner, "Lee Wrights announces for Libertarian governor in Grapevine," October 31, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Libertarian Party of Texas, " 2014 Texas statewide offices," accessed December 10, 2013
  21. The Dallas Morning News, "Former Texas GOP Chairman Tom Pauken to run for governor," March 21, 2013
  22. Dallas Morning News, "Tom Pauken withdraws from GOP governor’s race," December 5, 2013
  23. Dalhart Texan, "Chapman for Governor," July 2013
  24. Very Good Citizenship Today, "Chapman Withdraws from Texas Gubernatorial Race," January 10, 2014
  25. NBC News, "Perry won't seek re-election as TX governor," July 8, 2013
  26. Dallas Morning News, "Debra Media nixes governor run; files for comptroller," November 13, 2013
  27. The Texas Tribune, "Dewhurst plans to run for re-election," August 28, 2012
  28. Associated Press, "Dad: George P. Bush eyeing Texas land commissioner," November 14, 2012
  29. Burnt Orange Report, "Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) Considering Run for Lieutenant Governor," September 10, 2013
  30. My San Antonio, "Van de Putte joins 2014 race for lieutenant governor," November 23, 2013
  31. Green Party of Texas, "Press Release: 50 Candidates File to Run as Greens in Texas," December 10, 2013
  32. California Secretary of State, "Campaign Finance:Statement of Intention," accessed November 27, 2012
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  34. 34.0 34.1 Texas Tribune, "Libertarian Kathie Glass Announces Bid for Governor," October 2, 2013
  35. Elect Ed Kless, "Upon Further Review...," January 10, 2014
  36. PR.com, "Maria Luisa Alvarado Expected to Announce Her Candidacy for Lt. Governor Monday," October 27, 2013
  37. Austin Statesman, "Branch announces candidacy for attorney general," July 23, 2013
  38. The Texas Tribune, "Ken Paxton Announces Bid for Attorney General," August 1, 2013
  39. Houston Chronicle, "Democrat announces bid for Attorney General," October 17, 2013
  40. Green Party of Texas, "Press Release: 50 Candidates File to Run as Greens in Texas," December 10, 2013
  41. KENS5, "Libertarian Kathie Glass announces bid for Texas governor," October 2, 2013
  42. My San Antonio, "Uresti opts out of AG race in 2014," November 26, 2013
  43. Dallas News, "Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says next lieutenant governor should be new leader," July 11, 2013