Wyoming down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Wyoming Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 19, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Wyoming State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of State
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Superintendent

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Three down ballot state executive positions were up for election in the state of Wyoming in 2014. These positions included Wyoming Treasurer, Wyoming State Auditor and Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

The general election ballot only featured one contested race, as the auditor and treasurer positions were unopposed. Democratic candidate Mike Ceballos and Republican nominee Jillian Balow were vying to replace Cindy Hill as the state's top education official.

Mark Gordon, Cynthia Cloud and Jillian Balow won in the general election.

Wyoming is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Treasurer

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Mark Gordon - incumbent[4]Green check mark transparent.png

Lost in primary

Republican Party Ron Redo[5]

Results

Primary election

Republican primary
Wyoming Treasurer Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gordon 87.7% 72,095
Ron Redo 12.1% 9,945
Write-in votes 0.3% 206
Total Votes 82,246
Election Results Via:Wyoming Secretary of State.
Democratic primary
  • Uncontested

General election

Mark Gordon won election without opposition.

Duties

The treasurer is the chief banking officer of the state. They are responsible for receiving and investing all state funds and administering both the unclaimed property program and the CollegeInvest Wyoming Program. The treasurer serves on the following boards and commissioners:

  • State Loan and Investment Board
  • Board of Land Commissioners
  • State Building Commission
  • Wyoming Community Development Authority
  • Board of Deposits
  • State Canvassing Board
  • Wyoming Retirement System Board of Directors[6]

Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4 of the Wyoming Code outlines the specific duties of the treasurer: "The state treasurer shall:

  1. Receive and keep all monies of the state not required by law to be received and kept by another state official;
  2. Pay all warrants duly and legally issued by the auditor so long as there are in his hands funds sufficient to pay the warrants;
  3. Keep a just, true and comprehensive account of all money received and disbursed;
  4. Have general responsibility for the management of state cash resources, including developing information in conjunction with the state auditor, to forecast the cash needs of the state."[7]

Auditor

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Cynthia Cloud - Incumbent (Unopposed)Green check mark transparent.png

Results

Cloud won re-election without opposition.

Duties

The state auditor in Wyoming is the chief accountant and payroll officer for all state agencies. They keep the public account books, accounts, vouchers, documents and all papers relating to the accounts and contracts of the state. The auditor also serves as the clerk of the state legislature and keeps a record of expenditures in each session of the legislators and an inventory of its supplies and property.[8]

Additional duties are outlines in Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4 of the Wyoming state code:[9]

  • serve as the comptroller and official custodian of all state accounting records
  • serve as the chief fiscal control officer
  • maintain the state's central fiscal accounts
  • order all payments into and out of the funds held by the state treasurer
  • maintain the official payroll for all state agencies, excluding the University of Wyoming

Superintendent of Education

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Mike Ceballos - retired telecommunications executive and former education nonprofit president[10]
Republican Party Jillian Balow - state administrator and former educator[11][12]Green check mark transparent.png

Lost in primary

Republican Party Bill Winney[11]
Republican Party Sheryl Lain[11]

Ran for other office

Republican Party Cindy Hill - Ran for Wyoming Governor

Results

Primary election

Republican primary
Wyoming Superintendent Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJillian Balow 41.2% 35,493
Sheryl Lain 31.7% 27,357
Bill Winney 26.8% 23,105
Write-in votes 0.3% 273
Total Votes 86,228
Election Results Via:Wyoming Secretary of State.
Democratic primary

Mike Ceballos won the Democratic nomination without opposition.

General election

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJillian Balow 61.1% 99,244
     Democrat Mike Ceballos 38.3% 62,208
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.6% 894
Total Votes 162,346
Election Results via Wyoming Secretary of State.

Duties

The specific duties of the superintendent are outlined in Title 21, Chapter 2, Article 2 of the Wyoming state code. They are as follows:

  • Make rules and regulations, consistent with this code, as may be necessary or desirable for the proper and effective administration of the state educational system and the statewide education accountability system pursuant to W.S. 21-2-204;
  • Consult with and advise the state board, local school boards, local school administrators, teachers and interested citizens, and seek in every way to develop public support for a complete and uniform system of education for the citizens of this state;
  • Maintain adequate files and records of matters pertaining to the business of his office;
  • Enforce the provisions of this code and the administrative rules and regulations provided for in this code, in accordance with procedures provided by law;
  • Assist the state board in the performance of its duties and responsibilities, including providing information to the board upon request;
  • Prepare and maintain a list of accredited schools in Wyoming;
  • Print and distribute to local boards of trustees, local school administrators and other persons and agencies within or without the state the school laws, regulations, forms, necessary reports of the state board, state committee, state superintendent and state department. The state superintendent may require the payment of reasonable costs of publication, handling and postage by persons or agencies outside the state requesting publications and shall deposit all payments into the general fund;

In addition to these other duties, the superintendent is a member of the following boards:

  • Montgomery Trust Fund for the Visually Impaired Board
  • Wyoming Early Childhood Council
  • Wyoming Workforce Development Council
  • Wyoming Higher Education Assistance Authority

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 30, 2014 Filing deadline
August 19, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 12, 2014 State certification of results
January 5, 2015 State executives inaugurated

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