Wyoming state executive official elections, 2014

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

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]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Wyoming:











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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Matt Mead
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2011 Yes
Secretary of State Max Maxfield
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2007 No
Treasurer Mark Gordon
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2012 Yes
Auditor Cynthia Cloud
Cynthia Cloud.png
2010 Yes
Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill
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2010 Running for Governor

Governor

General election candidates

Lost in primary

Declined

  • Republican Party David Steger - former Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner[6]
  • Republican Party Kevin Seney - Jackson businessman[7]

Secretary of State

General election candidates

Republican Party Ed Murray - businessman [8]
Constitution Party Jennifer Young - Chair of the Constitution Party of Wyoming[9]

Defeated in the primary

Republican Party Clark Stith - attorney[10]
Republican Party Edward Buchanan - former state representative[11]
Republican Party Pete Illoway - former state representative[11]

Withdrew

Republican Party Dan Zwonitzer - state representative[12][13]

Declined

Republican Party Max Maxfield - Incumbent[14]

Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Mark Gordon
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2012 Yes[15]
Auditor Cynthia Cloud
Cynthia Cloud.png
2010 Yes[16]
Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill
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2010 Running for Governor

Deadline Event
May 30 Filing deadline
August 19 Primary election
November 4 General election

Governor of Wyoming

Governor

  • Republican primary
Wyoming Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Mead 54.8% 53,673
Taylor Haynes 32.2% 31,534
Cindy Hill 12.7% 12,463
Write-in votes 0.2% 215
Total Votes 97,885
Election Results Via:Wyoming Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
  • Democratic primary

Pete Gosar won the Democratic nomination without opposition.

Secretary of State

  • Republican primary
Wyoming Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Murrary 36.7% 32,947
Edward Buchanan 35% 31,336
Pete Illoway 18.5% 16,594
Clark Stith 9.5% 8,509
Write-in votes 0.3% 273
Total Votes 89,659
Election Results Via:Wyoming Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

There were no Democratic candidates for this position.

Treasurer

  • Republican primary
Wyoming Treasurer Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gordon 86.6% 72,092
Ron Redo 13.1% 10,943
Write-in votes 0.2% 205
Total Votes 83,240
Election Results Via:Wyoming Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

There were no Democratic candidates for this position.

Auditor

  • Republican primary

Incumbent Republican Cynthia Cloud won re-nomination without opposition.
There were no Democratic candidates for this position.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Republican primary
Wyoming Superintendent Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJillian Balow 41.2% 35,490
Sheryl Lain 31.7% 27,355
Bill Winney 26.8% 23,103
Write-in votes 0.3% 272
Total Votes 86,220
Election Results Via:Wyoming Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
  • Democratic primary

Mike Ceballos won the Democratic nomination without opposition.

See also

Wyoming

References

  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. SFGate, "Pete Gosar announces run for Wyoming governor," May 17, 2014
  5. KJAB AM Radio, Cheyanne, "Hill Announces Run for Governor in 2014," January 29, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Casper Star Tribune, "Former write-in candidate considers 2014 Wyoming gubernatorial run," April 30, 2013
  7. Wyoming Tribune Eagle, " Early entries start 2014 governor's race," May 20, 2013
  8. Ed Murray for Secretary of State, "Meet Ed Murray," accessed May 6, 2014
  9. Independent Political Report, "WY Constitution Party Candidate Receives GOP Endorsement," September 30, 2013
  10. Casper Star-Tribune, "Clark Stith for secretary of state," March 25, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 Casper Star-Tribune, "Two former lawmakers join Wyoming secretary of state race," March 31, 2014
  12. Casper Star-Tribune, "Dan Zwonitzer announces bid for Wyoming secretary of state," March 25, 2014
  13. K2 Radio, "Candidate Pulls Out of Secretary of State Race" May 1, 2014
  14. Casper Star-Tribune, "Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield won't seek re-election," March 18, 2014
  15. Wyoming Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate Roster, accessed June 2, 2014
  16. Casper Star Tribune, "Wyoming auditor announces re-election campaign," August 19, 2013