Writing:Categories (state executive officials)/Templates

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Rules for constructing these templates

How to write about
state executives
Starting an article (stub)
Blank Example Article
InfoboxIntro sentence
See also section
External links and references
CategoriesTemplates
General offices:
Intro sentence • Political parties
Term limits • Vacancies
Feature - elected or appointed
OfficeholdersSee also section
External links and references
TemplatesCategories
State offices:
InfoboxIntro sentence
Current officeholderAuthority
QualificationsElectionsVacancies
DutiesDivisionsCompensation
Historical officeholders
Contact informationSee also section
External links and references
TemplatesCategories
Officials:
InfoboxIntro sentence
BiographyPolitical career
Elections (Issue positions)
Campaign contributions
See also section
External links and references
Succession boxes
TemplatesCategories
SEO news desk
The project

Overall rule: Office, year, state, party, status (OYSPS)

  • Office sought comes first in the template. For the office sought part of the template, these case-sensitive abbreviations will be used:
  • "Gov" if the person is a candidate for governor.
  • "AG" if the person is a candidate for Attorney General.
  • "SOS" if the person is a candidate for Secretary of State
  • "Ctrl" if the person is a candidate for Comptroller or Controller
  • "Treas" if the person is a candidate for State Treasurer
  • "Aud" if the person is a candidate for State Auditor
  • "School" if the person is a candidate for Superintendent of Schools
  • "InsCom" if the person is an Insurance Commissioner
  • "AgCom" if the person is an Agriculture Commissioner
  • "NatCom" if the person is a Land or Natural Commissioner
  • "LabCom" if the person is a Labor Commissioner
  • "PubCom" if the person is a Public Services Commmissioner
  • Year of candidacy comes next. This will always be the full four digits.
  • State comes next. This will always be the 2-letter zip code for the state. Both letters will always be capitalized.
  • Political party comes next. These abbreviations will be used:
  • Dem in upper-and-lower case for the Democratic Party
  • GOP in ALL-CAPs for the Republican Party (to make this easier to remember, the GOP abbreviation is the only one that is going to be ALL-CAPs)
  • Ind in upper-and-lower case for a person who is not running on a party label (Note that there are political parties in some states that include the word "Independent" in the name of their party. If you have a statewide candidate from such a party, they should be categorized under that party. They should not be categorized as Ind. This abbreviation is reserved for candidates who are not running on the label of any party.
  • Green for the Green Party
  • Lib for the Libertarian Party
  • Con for the Constitution Party
  • Mtn for the Mountain Party
  • Ref for the Reform Party
  • If you encounter a candidate from some other party, you'll need to make up an abbreviation for that party and document it here. You'll also need to fill in the relevant templates that would capture that person's candidacy.
  • Status of candidacy comes last. These codes are used here. All of these codes are completely lower-case in every instance.
  • current. This designates a candidate who is currently a live candidate.
  • not. This designated a former candidate whose name did not end up appearing on the primary or general ballot, for whatever reason.
  • primaryloss. This is used to designate a candidate whose name was on the primary ballot, and who lost in the primary
  • generalloss. This is used to designate a candidate whose name was on the general election ballot, and who lost that election
  • won. This is used to designate the eventual winner of the contest.
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How to write about
state executives
Starting an article (stub)
Blank Example Article
InfoboxIntro sentence
See also section
External links and references
CategoriesTemplates
General offices:
Intro sentence • Political parties
Term limits • Vacancies
Feature - elected or appointed
OfficeholdersSee also section
External links and references
TemplatesCategories
State offices:
InfoboxIntro sentence
Current officeholderAuthority
QualificationsElectionsVacancies
DutiesDivisionsCompensation
Historical officeholders
Contact informationSee also section
External links and references
TemplatesCategories
Officials:
InfoboxIntro sentence
BiographyPolitical career
Elections (Issue positions)
Campaign contributions
See also section
External links and references
Succession boxes
TemplatesCategories
SEO news desk
The project

Governor

Kentucky

Louisiana

Mississippi

West Virginia

Lieutenant Governor

Kentucky

Louisiana

Mississippi

Attorney General

Kentucky

Louisiana

Mississippi

Secretaries of State

Kentucky

Louisiana

Mississippi

Controller

None in 2011

Treasurer

Kentucky

Louisiana

Mississippi

Auditor

Kentucky

Mississippi

Superintendent of Schools

None in 2011

Insurance Commissioner

Louisiana

Mississippi

Agriculture Commissioner

Kentucky

Louisiana

Mississippi

Land/Natural Commissioner

None in 2011

Labor Commissioner

None in 2011

Public Services Commissioner

Mississippi