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Wisconsin state executive official elections, 2014

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State Executive Official Elections

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Five state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Wisconsin:


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Scott Walker
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2011 Undeclared
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
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2011 Undeclared
Secretary of State Douglas LaFollette
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1983 Yes[4]
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
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2007 Not running[5]
Treasurer Kurt Schuller
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2011 Not running


Potential and declared

Withdrew or failed to qualify


Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


Secretary of State


Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Kurt Schuller
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2011 No

Deadline Event
June 2 Filing deadline
August 12 Primary election
November 4 General election

See also



  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Nomination Paper Tracking with Supplemental Signature Report," accessed May 30, 2014
  5. The Star, "UPDATED: Van Hollen won't run again in 2014," October 7, 2013
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," February 17, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 FOX 6 Now, "Looking ahead to 2014, who will face Scott Walker in race for Gov.?," July 21, 2013
  8. Fond du Lac Reporter, "State board approves Rep. Brett Hulsey gubernatorial candidacy," June 10, 2014
  9. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATION FOR GENERAL ELECTION," accessed July 4, 2014
  10. Senator Kathleen Vinehout, "Senator Vinehout Statement on Not Running for Governor This Year," January 23, 2014
  11. Facebook, "Peter Barca for Governor," accessed January 10, 2013
  12. Channel 3000, "U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says no run for governor," June 7, 2015
  13. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Democratic Winnebago county executive could decide by Labor Day whether to run for governor," July 22, 2013
  14. Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, "Winnebago County Exec Mark Harris declines run for governor," August 30, 2013
  15. WTAQ, "Milwaukee County exec Abele not interested in running for governor," February 28, 2013
  16. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sen. John Lehman to run for lieutenant governor," November 18, 2013
  17. Democratic Party of Wisconsin, "Candidates," accessed April 22, 2014
  18. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATION," accessed July 4, 2014
  19. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rep. Jon Richards enters race for Wisconsin attorney general," October 16, 2013
  20. The Republic, "Democratic Dane County district attorney Ozanne announces run for attorney general," November 7, 2013
  21. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha County DA Brad Schimel formally launches attorney general run," October 14, 2013
  22. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATION," accessed July 4, 2014
  23. TH Online, "Democrat Taylor not running for Wisconsin attorney general," October 31, 2013
  24. WBAY, "Republican Bishop announces Secretary of State run," May 14, 2013
  25. 25.0 25.1 The Daily Cardinal, "Rep. Garey Bies runs for Secretary of State," March 25, 2014
  26. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATION," accessed July 4, 2014
  27. 27.0 27.1 Wisconsin Election Watch, "Secretary of State Candidate Backs Representative Schraa’s Plan to Eliminate the Office," January 21, 2014
  28. Wisconsin Election Watch, "Jay Schroeder to Run for Wisconsin Secretary of State," January 21, 2014
  29. The Journal Times, "Republican Party chairman running for Secretary of State," January 21, 2014
  30. Pioneer Press, "Wisconsin: Republican drops out of secretary of state race," May 29, 2014
  31. WisPolitics, "Bishop running for Secretary of State," May 4, 2013