|State Executive Offices|
| Governor • Lt. Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Schools • Insurance Commissioner • Controller • Agriculture Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Services Commissioner|
|Elections by Year|
|2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
Most states elect the treasurer; Of those states, it is common for treasurer to be a constitutional executive office. Some states, however, treat the position as a member of the Governor's Cabinet, thus making the position a gubernatorial appointment.
As opposed to treasurers in the corporate world, state treasurers are often elected partisan offices who administer various programs and have control over financial decisions without being involved in the highly detailed day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting.
- Debt management and debt policy
- Disaster preparation
- Pension fund administration
- Oversight to prevent fraud with public money
- Payroll matters for public employees
- Investing public funds and managing portfolios
The chart below is a breakdown of the political parties pertaining to the state executive office of treasurer. For other state executive offices, click here.
|Counts current as of May 2013. If you see an error, please email us|
List of Current Treasurers
Elected vs. Appointed
While some states authorize the governor to appoint an individual to the office of treasurer, 37 others have opted to have public voters select the office holders. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The state of Tennessee is the sole state that calls for a legislatively elected treasurer.
|Quick facts about treasurers|
- See also: State executive official elections, 2012
Going into the November 6 elections, Democrats held seven of the seats up and Republicans held two. No seats changed party hands.
- See also: State executive official elections, 2011
Three states, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, held scheduled elections for treasurer in the 2011 electoral cycle. Two of the seats that were up for election were held by a Republican while another was held by a Democrat. Only one incumbent treasurer, Mississippi's Tate Reeves, did not run for re-election in 2011.
- State executive offices
- State executive official elections, 2012
- State executive official elections, 2014
- National Association of State Treasurers
- Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada