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. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. 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][2]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Texas:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds seven of the seven state executive seats in Texas.

Texas State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 7 Pending
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
Total 7 7

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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.

Runoff

Texas Lieutenant Gubernatorial Republican Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
David Dewhurst Incumbent 34.9% 261,383
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Patrick 65.1% 487,065
Total Votes 748,448
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.

Runoff

Texas Attorney General Republican Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Dan Branch 36.4% 265,963
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Paxton 63.6% 465,395
Total Votes 731,358
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.

Runoff

Texas Railroad Commissioner Republican Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Wayne Christian 42.8% 296,762
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Sitton 57.2% 397,391
Total Votes 694,153
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 98 precincts reporting.

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.

Runoff

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Republican Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Tommy Merritt 46.9% 319,450
Green check mark transparent.pngSid Miller 53.1% 361,426
Total Votes 680,876
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 98 precincts reporting.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Democratic Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Richard "Kinky" Friedman 46.4% 85,281
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Hogan 53.6% 98,489
Total Votes 183,770
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 98 precincts reporting.

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

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

State executive organization

Executive officials in Pennsylvania are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges.

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