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==Mine Inspector==
 
==Mine Inspector==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Arizona State Mine Inspector]]''
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===Duties===
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The mission of the office of the state mine inspector is to enforce state mining laws which protect mine employees, residents, and the Arizona government.<ref>[http://www.asmi.az.gov/default.asp ''Arizona State Mine Inspector'', "About," accessed December 20, 2012]</ref> Some of the duties of the mine inspector include:<ref>[http://www.asmi.state.az.us/mine_inspections/services.asp ''Arizona State Mine Inspector'', "Services," accessed December 20, 2012]</ref>
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*Inspect at least once every three months, every active underground mine in the state employing fifty or more persons, and at least once each year, every other mine.  The inspector shall inspect the operation, conditions, safety appliances, machinery, equipment, sanitation and ventilation, the means of ingress and egress, the means taken to protect the lives, health and safety of the miners, the cause of accidents and deaths occurring at the mine, and the means taken to comply with provisions of this title.
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*Inspect any abandoned or inactive mine to determine whether any dangerous condition exists which may affect the health and safety of the general public.
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*Inspect for dangerous conditions which may present a health and safety hazard to the public.  If hazards exist, the inspector may erect warning signs across or near the entrance of any mine shaft, portal, pit or other mine opening prohibiting the entry of unauthorized persons or erect other protective devices as necessary.
 
===Current incumbent===
 
===Current incumbent===
 
*{{reddot}} [[Joe Hart]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Joe Hart]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Joe Hart]] - ''Incumbent'' (Unopposed)
 
*{{reddot}} [[Joe Hart]] - ''Incumbent'' (Unopposed)
  
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==Treasurer==
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::''See also: [[Arizona Treasurer]''
 
===Duties===
 
===Duties===
 
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The treasurer is the chief banker and investment officer of the state of [[Arizona]]. The [[Treasurer|treasurer]] manages the state's investment portfolio and directs the state's banking services. He or she also maintains a separate accounting record for the state to "provide a check and balance on the state accounting system." The treasurer's office contracts with Arizona banks to "process the state's receipts and disbursements; handle money and security transfers; report on the state's accounts, balances and payment activities; and provide related banking services..."<ref>[http://www.aztreasury.gov/aboutTheOffice.html ''Office of the Arizona State Treasurer'', "About the Office," accessed June 7, 2011]</ref>
==Treasurer==
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===Current incumbent===
 
===Current incumbent===
*{{reddot}} [[Doug Ducey]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Doug Ducey]] ''(Running for governor)''
  
====Republican Primary Candidates====
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====Republican primary====
 
*{{reddot}} [[Jeff DeWit]] - Businessman and Republican activist<ref>[http://jeffdewit.com/ ''Jeff DeWitt for Treasurer 2014 Official Campaign Website,'' "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Jeff DeWit]] - Businessman and Republican activist<ref>[http://jeffdewit.com/ ''Jeff DeWitt for Treasurer 2014 Official Campaign Website,'' "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Hugh Hallman]] - Former Mayor of Tempe, [[Arizona|AZ]]<ref>[http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/hugh-hallman-withdraws-from-arizona-governors-race ''abc15.com,'' "Hugh Hallman withdraws from Arizona governor's race," September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Hugh Hallman]] - Former Mayor of Tempe, [[Arizona|AZ]]<ref>[http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/hugh-hallman-withdraws-from-arizona-governors-race ''abc15.com,'' "Hugh Hallman withdraws from Arizona governor's race," September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Randy Pullen]]<ref name=fulllisting/>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Randy Pullen]]<ref name=fulllisting/>
  
===General Election Candidates===
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===General election===
*{{bluedot}} [[Gerard Davis]]<ref name=fulllisting/>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Gerard Davis]] (Write-in)<ref name=fulllisting/>
 
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===Duties===
 
  
 
==Superintendent of Public Instruction==
 
==Superintendent of Public Instruction==
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:: ''See also: [[Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction]]''
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===Duties===
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The superintendent of public instruction oversees and administrates the Arizona Department of Education, which manages the state's public school system. His general duties include managing the employees of the department. Other specific responsibilities enumerated by law include:<ref>[http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=15 ''Arizona Revised Statutes'', "Title 15, Article 3 -- Superintendent of Public Instruction," accessed June 7, 2011]</ref>
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*Executing the policies established by the State Board of Education.
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*Apportioning state education funds to individual counties each year.
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*Distributes school materials, courses of study, administrative information, teachers certificates and other items to individual school districts.
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*Audits the accounts of school officials across the state with the assistance of the auditor general.
 
===Current incumbent===
 
===Current incumbent===
*{{reddot}} [[John Huppenthal]]
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*{{reddot}} [[John Huppenthal]] ''(Running)''
  
====Republican Primary Candidates====
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====Republican primary====
 
*{{reddot}} [[John Huppenthal]] - ''Incumbent''
 
*{{reddot}} [[John Huppenthal]] - ''Incumbent''
 
*{{reddot}} [[Diane Douglas]]<ref name=fulllisting>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/primary/FullListing.htm ''Arizona Secretary of State'', "2014 Primary Candidates Full Listing," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Diane Douglas]]<ref name=fulllisting>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/primary/FullListing.htm ''Arizona Secretary of State'', "2014 Primary Candidates Full Listing," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
====Democratic Primary Candidates====
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====Democratic primary====
 
*{{bluedot}} [[David Garcia]] - Professor, former State Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction<ref>[http://dg4az.com/ ''David Garcia for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2014 Official Campaign Website,'' "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[David Garcia]] - Professor, former State Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction<ref>[http://dg4az.com/ ''David Garcia for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2014 Official Campaign Website,'' "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Sharon Thomas]] - Teacher<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/sharonforarizona ''Sharon Thomas for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction 2014 Facebook Campaign page,'' "Timelime," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Sharon Thomas]] - Teacher<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/sharonforarizona ''Sharon Thomas for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction 2014 Facebook Campaign page,'' "Timelime," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
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===Duties===
 
The superintendent of public instruction oversees and administrates the Arizona Department of Education, which manages the state's public school system. His general duties include managing the employees of the department. Other specific responsibilities enumerated by law include:<ref>[http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=15 ''Arizona Revised Statutes'', "Title 15, Article 3 -- Superintendent of Public Instruction," accessed June 7, 2011]</ref>
 
*Executing the policies established by the State Board of Education.
 
*Apportioning state education funds to individual counties each year.
 
*Distributes school materials, courses of study, administrative information, teachers certificates and other items to individual school districts.
 
*Audits the accounts of school officials across the state with the assistance of the auditor general.
 
  
 
==Corporation Commissioner==
 
==Corporation Commissioner==
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:: ''See also: [[Arizona Corporation Commission]]''
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===Duties===
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The Arizona Corporation Commission is a quasi-executive regulatory agency in the Arizona state government. The corporation commission adopt rules and regulations covering the state's public utility companies. Additionally, the commission is responsible for incorporation businesses and organizations, regulating securities and ensuring the safety of railroads and pipelines.<ref>[http://www.azcc.gov/Divisions/Administration/about.asp ''Arizona Corporation Commission'', "Background and Organization," accessed August 8, 2011]</ref>
 
===Current incumbents===
 
===Current incumbents===
 
*{{reddot}} [[Gary Pierce]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Gary Pierce]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Brenda Burns]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Brenda Burns]]
  
===Republican Primary Candidates===
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===Republican primary===
 
*{{reddot}} [[Tom Forese]]<ref name=fulllisting/>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Tom Forese]]<ref name=fulllisting/>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Doug Little]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Doug Little]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Lucy Mason]]<ref name=acc14/>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Lucy Mason]]<ref name=acc14/>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Vernon Parker]]<ref name=acc14/>
 
*{{reddot}} [[Vernon Parker]]<ref name=acc14/>
===General Election Candidates===
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===General election===
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Holway]]<ref name=fulllisting/>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Holway]]<ref name=fulllisting/>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Sandra Kennedy]]<ref name=acc14>[http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/06/19/candidates-suspect-aps-influencing-corp-comm-race/10886483/ ''The Arizona Republic'', "Candidates suspect APS influencing Corp. Comm. race," June 19, 2014]</ref>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Sandra Kennedy]]<ref name=acc14>[http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2014/06/19/candidates-suspect-aps-influencing-corp-comm-race/10886483/ ''The Arizona Republic'', "Candidates suspect APS influencing Corp. Comm. race," June 19, 2014]</ref>
 
===Duties===
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 12:48, 22 August 2014



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Arizona Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Arizona State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Mine Inspector, Treasurer, Superintendent, Corporation Commissioner

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Five down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Arizona in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Mine Inspector Joe Hart
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2007 Yes[4] Republican Party Joe Hart Joe Hart No
Treasurer Doug Ducey
Doug Ducey.jpg
2011 No, running for governor[5] Republican Party Jeff DeWit Jeff DeWit No
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal
John Huppenthal.jpg
2011 Yes Republican Party Diane Douglas
Democratic Party David Garcia
Pending Pending
Corporation Commission Gary Pierce
Gary Pierce.jpg
2007 Term-limited Republican Party Tom Forese
Democratic Party Jim Holway
Independent Joe Hui (Write-in)
Democratic Party Sandra Kennedy
Republican Party Doug Little
Republican Party Tom Forese No
Corporation Commission Brenda Burns
Brenda Burns.jpg
2011 No[6] Republican Party Tom Forese
Democratic Party Jim Holway
Independent Joe Hui (Write-in)
Democratic Party Sandra Kennedy
Republican Party Doug Little
Republican Party Doug Little No

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Mine Inspector

See also: Arizona State Mine Inspector

Duties

The mission of the office of the state mine inspector is to enforce state mining laws which protect mine employees, residents, and the Arizona government.[7] Some of the duties of the mine inspector include:[8]

  • Inspect at least once every three months, every active underground mine in the state employing fifty or more persons, and at least once each year, every other mine. The inspector shall inspect the operation, conditions, safety appliances, machinery, equipment, sanitation and ventilation, the means of ingress and egress, the means taken to protect the lives, health and safety of the miners, the cause of accidents and deaths occurring at the mine, and the means taken to comply with provisions of this title.
  • Inspect any abandoned or inactive mine to determine whether any dangerous condition exists which may affect the health and safety of the general public.
  • Inspect for dangerous conditions which may present a health and safety hazard to the public. If hazards exist, the inspector may erect warning signs across or near the entrance of any mine shaft, portal, pit or other mine opening prohibiting the entry of unauthorized persons or erect other protective devices as necessary.

Current incumbent

Candidates

Treasurer

See also: [[Arizona Treasurer]

Duties

The treasurer is the chief banker and investment officer of the state of Arizona. The treasurer manages the state's investment portfolio and directs the state's banking services. He or she also maintains a separate accounting record for the state to "provide a check and balance on the state accounting system." The treasurer's office contracts with Arizona banks to "process the state's receipts and disbursements; handle money and security transfers; report on the state's accounts, balances and payment activities; and provide related banking services..."[9]

Current incumbent

Republican primary

General election

Arizona Treasurer, Republican Primary
Poll Jeff DeWit Hugh HallmanRandy PullenUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
11%11%8%70%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
20%9%10%61%+/-4.0691
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
23%19%21%37%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 18% 13% 13% 56% +/-3.82 698.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Superintendent of Public Instruction

See also: Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction

Duties

The superintendent of public instruction oversees and administrates the Arizona Department of Education, which manages the state's public school system. His general duties include managing the employees of the department. Other specific responsibilities enumerated by law include:[13]

  • Executing the policies established by the State Board of Education.
  • Apportioning state education funds to individual counties each year.
  • Distributes school materials, courses of study, administrative information, teachers certificates and other items to individual school districts.
  • Audits the accounts of school officials across the state with the assistance of the auditor general.

Current incumbent

Republican primary

Democratic primary

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Primary
Poll Diane Douglas John Huppenthal*UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
32%25%43%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
35%25%40%+/-4.0691
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
39%34%28%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 35.33% 28% 37% +/-3.82 698.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Corporation Commissioner

See also: Arizona Corporation Commission

Duties

The Arizona Corporation Commission is a quasi-executive regulatory agency in the Arizona state government. The corporation commission adopt rules and regulations covering the state's public utility companies. Additionally, the commission is responsible for incorporation businesses and organizations, regulating securities and ensuring the safety of railroads and pipelines.[16]

Current incumbents

Republican primary

General election

See also

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. azcentral.com, "Arizona candidates file nominating petitions," May 23, 2014
  5. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  6. azcentral.com, "Burns won't seek 2nd term on Corporation Commission," April 19, 2013
  7. Arizona State Mine Inspector, "About," accessed December 20, 2012
  8. Arizona State Mine Inspector, "Services," accessed December 20, 2012
  9. Office of the Arizona State Treasurer, "About the Office," accessed June 7, 2011
  10. Jeff DeWitt for Treasurer 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  11. abc15.com, "Hugh Hallman withdraws from Arizona governor's race," September 19, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidates Full Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
  13. Arizona Revised Statutes, "Title 15, Article 3 -- Superintendent of Public Instruction," accessed June 7, 2011
  14. David Garcia for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  15. Sharon Thomas for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction 2014 Facebook Campaign page, "Timelime," accessed September 19, 2013
  16. Arizona Corporation Commission, "Background and Organization," accessed August 8, 2011
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 The Arizona Republic, "Candidates suspect APS influencing Corp. Comm. race," June 19, 2014