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State Executive Official Elections

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

Florida 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 Florida:

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.



Under Article IV of the Florida Constitution, gubernatorial nominees are required to select running mates for the general election. Once designated, running mates are added below in order of "Governor/Lieutenant Governor."[8]

General election

Lost in the Democratic primary

Lost in the Republican primary

Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

General election

Lost in the Democratic primary

Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater
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2011 Yes[6] Republican Party Jeffrey Atwater
Democratic Party William Rankin
Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam
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2011 Yes[20][6] Republican Party Adam Putnam
Democratic Party Thad Hamilton
Jeffrey Obos

Deadline Event
June 20 Filing deadline
August 26 Primary election
November 4 General election
November 18 State Election Canvassing Commission meets to certify official results
January 6, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

See also



  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. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2013-2014 Gubernatorial Races," March 4, 2013
  5. Pam Bondi for Attorney General 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 30, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Sunshine State News, "Jeff Atwater Can Use 2014 as a Springboard for Higher Office," July 30, 2013
  7. Adam Putnam for Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 30, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Florida Division of Elections, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," September 12, 2014
  9. Bay News, "A year away, Gov. Scott, Dems prep for next governor's race," July 16, 2012
  10. Independent Political Report, "Adrian Wyllie Announces Run for Florida Governor as LP candidate: One of the First to Do So," February 7, 2013, accessed June 26, 2013
  11. Adrian Wyllie for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Meet Greg Roe," accessed August 18, 2014
  12. Farid Khavari for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 4, 2013
  13. Miami Herald, "State Sen. Nan Rich will run for governor in 2014," April 16, 2012
  14. Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder on Facebook, "Timeline," accessed October 2, 2013
  15. The Orlando Sentinel, "Democrat Charlie Crist turns to South Florida for a running mate," July 17, 2014
  16. Orlando Sentinel, "Former DCF Secretary George Sheldon announces bid to challenge Pam Bondi," October 21, 2013
  17. Bill Wohlsifer for Attorney General 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed May 12, 2014
  18. Florida Division of Elections, "Candidate Tracking System, 2014 General Election," accessed May 12, 2014
  19. Perry Thurston 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 4, 2013
  20. Adam Putman for Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 30, 2013