Wisconsin state executive official elections, 2014

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Five state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Wisconsin. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

In addition to candidate lists and election results, this page includes information about important dates, how the state's executive branch is organized, as well as links to articles about recent news in races across the state.

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:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds four of the five state executive seats in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 4 Pending
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
Total 5 5




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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Scott Walker
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2011 Yes[4] Republican Party Scott Walker
Democratic Party Mary Burke
Libertarian Party Robert Burke
Independent Dennis Fehr
Independent Mary Jo Walters (write-in)
Republican Party Steve Evans (write-in)
Constitution Party Jumoka A. Johnson (write-in)
Independent Brett Hulsey (write-in)
Pending Pending
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
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2011 Yes[4] Republican Party Rebecca Kleefisch
Democratic Party John Lehman
Libertarian Party Joseph Brost
Pending Pending
Secretary of State Douglas La Follette
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1983 Yes[5] Republican Party Julian Bradley
Democratic Party Doug La Follette
Libertarian Party Andy Craig
Constitution Party Jerry Broitzman
Pending Pending
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
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2007 Not running[6] Republican Party Brad Schimel
Democratic Party Susan Happ
Libertarian Party Thomas Nelson
Pending Pending
Treasurer Kurt Schuller
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2011 Not running Republican Party Matt Adamczyk
Democratic Party David Sartori
Libertarian Party Jerry Shidell
Constitution Party Andrew Zuelke
Green Party Ron Hardy
Pending Pending

Governor

Wisconsin Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Burke 83.3% 259,383
Brett Hulsey 16.7% 52,020
Total Votes 311,403
Election Results Via:Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Primary Election Results.

Incumbent Republican Scott Walker was opposed only by a write-in candidate and news outlets did not report the result.

Lieutenant Governor

Wisconsin Lieutenant Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lehman 55.2% 144,591
Mary Jo Walters 44.5% 116,517
Write-in votes 0.2% 631
Total Votes 261,739
Election Results Via:Wisconsin Government Accountability Report.

Incumbent Republican Rebecca Kleefisch won re-nomination without opposition.

Attorney General

Wisconsin Attorney General Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Happ 52.1% 144,367
Jon Richards 32.5% 90,101
Ismael Ozanne 15.4% 42,555
Total Votes 277,023
Election Results Via:Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Primary Election Results.

Brad Schimel won the Republican nomination without opposition.

Secretary of State

Wisconsin Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJulian Bradley 64.8% 138,734
Garey Bies 35.2% 75,340
Total Votes 214,074
Election Results Via:Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Primary Election Results.

Incumbent Democrat Doug La Follette won re-nomination without opposition.

Treasurer

Wisconsin Treasurer Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sartori 51.6% 119,504
David Leeper 48.4% 112,225
Total Votes 231,729
Election Results Via:Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Primary Election Results.
Wisconsin Treasurer Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Adamczyk 61.8% 132,596
Randall Melchert 38.2% 82,108
Total Votes 214,704
Election Results Via:Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Primary Election Results.


The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
June 2, 2014 Filing deadline
August 12, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 Certification of results

State executive organization

Executive officials in Wisconsin are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. For a higher resolution version of this organizational chart, please see page 12 of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY 2012.

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Ballotpedia reports

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Recent news

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