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The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s mission is to provide leadership for all aspects of agriculture in Iowa, ensure consumer protection and promote the responsible use of our natural resources.<ref>[http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/whatWeDo.asp ''Iowa Department of Agriculture'', "What we Do" accessed February 1, 2013]</ref>
 
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*{{reddot}} [[Bill Northey]] - ''Incumbent''<ref>[http://billnorthey.com/ ''Bill Northey for Secretary of Agriculture 2014 Official campaign website,'' "Homepage," accessed January 6, 2014]</ref>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Sherrie Taha]] - Polk County Soil-Water Conservation Commissioner, Teacher<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherrie-Taha-for-Iowa-Secretary-of-Agriculture/222322417933949?id=222322417933949&sk=info ''Sherrie Taha for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Campaign Facebook,'' "Timeline," accessed January 6, 2014]</ref>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Sherrie Taha]] - Polk County Soil-Water Conservation Commissioner, Teacher<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherrie-Taha-for-Iowa-Secretary-of-Agriculture/222322417933949?id=222322417933949&sk=info ''Sherrie Taha for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Campaign Facebook,'' "Timeline," accessed January 6, 2014]</ref>
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Revision as of 08:51, 12 August 2014



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Iowa Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
June 3, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Iowa State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Agriculture Commissioner

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

Iowa is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is closed, but voters are allowed to change their political party affiliation on election day.[1]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer of State Michael Fitzgerald
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1982 Yes[2] Republican Party Sam Clovis
Democratic Party Michael Fitzgerald
Libertarian Party Keith Laube
Democratic Party Michael Fitzgerald No
Auditor of State Mary Mosiman
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2013 Yes[3] Republican Party Mary Mosiman
Democratic Party Jon Neiderbach
Republican Party Mary Mosiman No
Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey
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2007 Yes[4] Republican Party Bill Northey
Democratic Party Sherrie Taha
Independent Levi Benning
Republican Party Bill Northey No


Treasurer

Current incumbent

Democratic Party Michael Fitzgerald (Running)

Candidates

Duties

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank. The main duty of the office include receiving and distributing state funds as needed. The office invests the state money as it sees fit, maintains the accounts of the state and coordinates financial planning. The office is also responsible for all unclaimed property in the state, they keep track of bonds issued and the treasurer sits on many boards.[7]

Auditor

Current incumbent

Republican Party Mary Mosiman (Running)

Candidates

Duties

The mission statement of the Auditor of State is as follows: "The mission of the Office of Auditor of State is to benefit all citizens of Iowa by providing audit, review, and other technical services to state and local governments to ensure the effective, economical businesslike conduct of public activities in a prudent, accountable manner to achieve the intended purposes."[10]

In addition, the auditor is required to annually make a complete audit of the books, records, and accounts of every department of state government. The State's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Single Audit Report are audited by the Auditor of State.

Secretary of Agriculture

See also: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Duties

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s mission is to provide leadership for all aspects of agriculture in Iowa, ensure consumer protection and promote the responsible use of our natural resources.[11]

Current incumbent

Republican Party Bill Northey (Running)

Candidates

See also

References