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Georgia Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
May 20, 2014

Runoff Date
July 22, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Georgia State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Superintendent, Insurance Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner

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Six down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Georgia in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014, following a primary on May 20 and a runoff, if necessary, on July 22.

Georgia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
State Superintendent of Schools John Barge
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2011 No[4] Republican Party Richard Woods
Democratic Party Valarie Wilson
Republican Party Richard Woods No
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens
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2011 Yes[5] Republican Party Ralph Hudgens
Democratic Party Liz Johnson
Libertarian Party Ted Metz
Republican Party Ralph Hudgens No
Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black
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2011 Yes[6] Republican Party Gary Black
Democratic Party Chris Irvin
Republican Party Gary Black No
Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler
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2011 Yes[7] Republican Party Mark Butler
Democratic Party Robbin Shipp
Republican Party Mark Butler No
Public Service Commission H. Doug Everett
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2003 Yes[8] Republican Party H. Doug Everett
Libertarian Party John Monds
Republican Party H. Doug Everett No
Public Service Commission Bubba McDonald
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2009 Yes[9] Republican Party Bubba McDonald
Democratic Party Daniel Blackman
Libertarian Party Robin Aaron Gilmer
Republican Party Bubba McDonald No


Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 7, 2014 Filing deadline for candidates
May 20, 2014 Primary election
June 27, 2014 Filing deadline for independent candidates
July 22, 2014 Primary runoff election
September 2, 2014 Deadline to file as a write-in candidate for the general election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 31, 2014 Inauguration day for public service commissioners elected in general election
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for all other state executives elected in general election

State Superintendent of Schools

Current incumbent

Republican Party John Barge

Primary Runoff Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary
Georgia Superintendent of Schools, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Buck 19.5% 91,435
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Woods 16.8% 78,542
Mary Kay Bacallao 15.3% 71,810
Ashley Bell 15% 70,065
Nancy Jester 10.9% 51,211
Fitz Johnson 7.7% 35,862
Allen Bowles Fort 6.3% 29,504
Sharyl Dawes 5.4% 25,468
Kira Willis 3.1% 14,584
Total Votes 468,481
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.
  • Democratic primary
Georgia Superintendent of Schools, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngValarie Wilson 32.6% 96,849
Green check mark transparent.pngAlisha Thomas Morgan 26.4% 78,460
Denise Freeman 18.3% 54,428
Tarnisha Dent 13.5% 40,007
Jurita Forehand Mays 5.7% 16,818
Rita Robinzine 3.6% 10,609
Total Votes 297,171
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.

Duties

The superintendent is charged by state law to "carry out and enforce all the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education and the laws governing the schools receiving state aid." Additionally, he is directed to make recommendations to the board on matters related to the "welfare and efficiency" of the public school system.[24]

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner

Current incumbent

Republican Party Ralph Hudgens

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary
Georgia Insurance Commissioner, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLiz Johnson 69.9% 203,318
Keith Heard 30.1% 87,437
Total Votes 290,755
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.

Duties

The commissioner is administrative head of the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, which both regulates the state's insurance industry and oversees state fire safety initiatives.

Commissioner of Agriculture

Current incumbent

General Election Candidates

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Duties

The commissioner manages the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which regulates and promotes the produce of Georgia's agricultural industry.

According to the department's website, "the Georgia Department of Agriculture regulates, monitors, or assists with the following areas: grocery stores, convenience stores, food warehouses, bottling plants, food processing plants, pet dealers and breeders, animal health, gasoline quality and pump calibration, antifreeze, weights and measures, marketing of Georgia agricultural products domestically and internationally, pesticides, structural pest control, meat processing plants, seed quality, Vidalia onions, state farmers markets, plant diseases, nurseries and garden centers, fertilizer and lime, potting soil; feed, boll weevil eradication, apiaries, Humane Care for Equines Act, bottled water, and other responsibilities."[29]

Commissioner of Labor

Current incumbent

General Election Candidates

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Duties

The commissioner is the administrative head of the Georgia Department of Labor, which implements the state's labor regulations, operates its unemployment insurance and workforce development programs, and produces research and statistics regarding the state's labor market.

Public Service Commission

Current incumbent (District 1)

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Current incumbent (District 4)

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary
Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBubba McDonald Incumbent 62.3% 318,930
Doug Kidd 20.8% 106,738
Craig Lutz 16.9% 86,429
Total Votes 512,097
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Duties

Public service commissioners are responsible for making regulations covering Georgia's electric, gas, telecommunications and intrastate transportation firms. State law also gives the commission the power to hear complaints against public utilities, require utilities to maintain certain services or facilities, and "examine the affairs" of utilities and "keep informed of their general condition."[34]

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. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Your Daily Jolt: John Barge kicks off gubernatorial run today," September 3, 2013
  5. Ralph Hudgens for Insurance Commissioner, "Homepage," accessed November 25, 2013
  6. Gary Black for Agriculture Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 25, 2013
  7. Mark Butler for Labor Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  8. Georgia Secretary of State, "Qualifying Candidate Information for May 20 Primary Election: Public Service Commission," March 3, 2014
  9. Georgia Secretary of State, "Qualifying Candidate Information for May 20 Primary Election: Public Service Commission," March 3, 2014
  10. The Marietta Daily Journal, "Morgan to run for Ga. Superintendent," November 13, 2013
  11. Valarie Wilson for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  12. Mike Buck for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  13. Richard Woods for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Georgia Secretary of State, "Qualifying Candidate Information: State Schools Superintendent," accessed April 1, 2014
  15. Denise Freeman for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website,' "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  16. Rita Robinzine for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  17. Tarnisha Dent for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  18. Ashley Bell for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  19. Mary Kay Bacallao for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  20. Nancy Jester for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013
  21. Sheryl Dawes for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  22. Fitz Johnson for Superintendent 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  23. Kira Willis 2014 Official campaign, "Homepage," accessed November 18, 2013
  24. Georgia Code, "20-2-34," accessed September 15, 2011
  25. Ralph Hudgeons for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014
  26. Liz Johnson for GA Insurance Commissioner, "Timeline," accessed December 18, 2013
  27. Keith Heard for Insurance Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014
  28. Chris Irvin for Agriculture Commissioner, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  29. Georgia Department of Agriculture, "About Us," accessed September 16, 2011
  30. Robbin Shipp for Labor Commissioner 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014
  31. Craig Lutz for PSC 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  32. Doug Kidd for PSC 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  33. Daniel Blackman for PSC 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed April 1, 2014
  34. Georgia Code, "46-2-20," accessed September 19, 2011