Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012

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Five down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of Washington in 2012.

The general election was held on November 6, 2012, following a primary on August 7, 2012.

Washington uses the blanket primary system, where all candidates for each partisan office appear together on the primary ballot. Candidates are permitted to express a party preference or declare themselves independents, and their preference or status appears on the ballot.

Candidates are listed in the order in which they appeared on the ballot, according to Washington's lot draw system.[2]

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Incumbent James McIntire (D) won re-election in 2012. He was first elected in 2008. It appeared for a while that he would skate through both the primary and general election completely unopposed. Then, for the first time in three decades, a statewide candidate cleared the 1% rule for top two primary write-ins and competed in the general election. The candidate, a conservative Republican from Bonney Lake named Sharon Hanek, waged a challenge to McIntire's re-election campaign that was ultimately unsuccessful.[3][4]

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James McIntire (D) Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sharon Hanek (R)
Washington Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames McIntire Incumbent 58.7% 1,695,401
     Republican Sharon Hanek 41.3% 1,192,150
Total Votes 2,887,551
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.

Primary

August 7 primary candidates:

Democratic Party James McIntire Approveda Incumbent


Contents
1 General election
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Results
2 Polls
3 Primary election
3.1 Candidates
3.2 Results

Incumbent Brian Sonntag (D) did not seek re-election. He first took office in 1993.[5]

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party James Watkins
Democratic Party Troy Kelley Green check mark transparent.png
Washington State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Kelley 52.9% 1,512,620
     Republican James Watkins 47.1% 1,344,137
Total Votes 2,856,757
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.


Troy Kelley vs. James Watkins
Poll Troy Kelley (D) James Watkins (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Elway Research Poll
(September 9-13, 2012)
36%27%38%+/-5.0405
Elway Research Poll
(October 18-21, 2012)]
34%29%37%+/-4.5451
AVERAGES 35% 28% 37.5% +/-4.75 428
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Primary

August 7 primary candidates:

Democratic PartyTroy Kelley Approveda Kelley is a state representative. He has represented district 28a since 2007.
Republican PartyJames Watkins Approveda
Democratic PartyMark Miloscia Miloscia is a state representative. He has represented district 30 since 1999.
Democratic PartyCraig Pridemore Pridemore is a state Senator. He has represented district 49 since 2005.

Primary Results

Washington Auditor, Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Watkins 46.1% 584,444
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Kelley 23% 291,335
     Democratic Craig Pridemore 21.2% 268,220
     Democratic Mark Miloscia 9.8% 123,936
Total Votes 1,267,935
Election Results Via: Washington Secretary of State (dead link)


Incumbent Randy Dorn (Nonpartisan) won re-election on November 6, 2012. He was first elected in 2008.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     N/A Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Dorn Incumbent 100% 2,164,163
Total Votes 2,164,163
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.

Primary

August 7 primary candidates:

Primary Results

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy I. Dorn 56.2% 634,314
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald L. (Ron) Higgins 15.3% 172,331
James Bauckman 13.2% 149,370
Don Hansler 9.2% 104,260
John Patterson Blair 6% 67,898
Total Votes 1,128,173
Election Results Via:Washington Secretary of State (dead link).


Incumbent Mike Kreidler (D) won re-election on November 6, 2012.[6] He was first elected in 2000.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike KreidlerGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John R. Adams
Washington Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kreidler Incumbent 58.3% 1,662,555
     Republican John Adams 41.7% 1,188,926
Total Votes 2,851,481
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.

Primary

August 7 primary candidates:

Republican PartyJohn R. Adams Approveda
Democratic Party Mike Kreidler Approveda Incumbent
Republican PartyScott Reilly
IndependentBrian C. Berend

Primary Results

Washington Insurance Commissioner, Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kreidler 54.9% 712,095
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Adams 21.5% 279,052
     Republican Scott Reilly 18.6% 241,377
     Independent Brian C. Berend 5% 64,303
Total Votes 1,296,827
Election Results Via: Washington Secretary of State (dead link)


Incumbent Peter Goldmark (D) won re-election on November 6, 2012. He was first elected in 2008.

General

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Goldmark (D) Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Clint Didier (R)
Washington Commissioner of Public Lands General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Goldmark Incumbent 58.7% 1,692,083
     Republican Clint Didier 41.3% 1,188,411
Total Votes 2,880,494
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.

Primary

August 7 primary candidates:

Independent Stephen Sharon No party preference
Democratic Party Peter Goldmark Approveda Incumbent
Republican Party Clint Didier Approveda

Primary results

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands, Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Goldmark 51.9% 683,448
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClint Didier 41.1% 540,907
     No Party Preference Stephen A. Sharon 7.1% 92,993
Total Votes 1,317,348
Election Results Via: Washington Secretary of State (dead link)


Deadline Event
May 14 First day all candidates can file
May 18 Candidate filing deadline
May 21 Deadline for candidates to withdraw
May 22 Certification of primary candidates by Secretary of State
June 23 Overseas and military ballots mailed for the August primary
July 20 Last day to file as a write-in candidate for primary
Aug 7 Primary election
Aug 24 Deadline for Secretary of State to certify primary returns
Sept 22 Overseas and military ballots mailed for the general election
Oct 19 Deadline to file as a write-in candidate for the general election
Nov 6 General election
Dec 6 Deadline for Secretary of State to certify general election returns

See also

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