Connecticut down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Connecticut Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 12, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Connecticut State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Controller

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

Connecticut is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Though parties decide who may vote in their primary election, the primary is considered closed as neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party allow any voter but those registered with their party to vote.[1]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
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1999 Yes[2] Democratic Party Working Families Party Denise Nappier
Republican Party Independent Tim Herbst
Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Denise Nappier No
Comptroller Kevin Lembo
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2011 Yes[3] Democratic Party Working Families Party Kevin Lembo
Republican Party Independent Sharon McLaughlin
Green Party Rolf Maurer
Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Kevin Lembo No


Treasurer

Current incumbent

Duties

The responsibilities of the Treasurer include, but are not limited to:

  • Cash management
  • Investment of retirement funds
  • Investment of trust funds
  • Management of bonded debt
  • Bond issuance
  • Debt service
  • Arbitrage rebate
  • Banking services
  • Unclaimed property
  • College savings
  • Local government investment pool

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Comptroller

Current incumbent

Duties

The comptroller is charged by Article IV, Section 24 of the Connecticut Constitution with "adjust[ing] and settl[ing] all public accounts and demands, except grants and orders of the general assembly." Additionally, he is directed to "prescribe the mode of keeping and rendering all public accounts."

In practice, the comptroller manages the state's centralized accounts payable system, performs financial accounting for state agencies and major programs, and establishes accounting standards for state programs.

See also

References