Massachusetts Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Deval Patrick Democratic Party

Massachusetts State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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The Massachusetts gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Deval Patrick (D) is eligible for re-election, as Massachusetts has no gubernatorial term limits. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[1]


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.


Did not make general ballot

  • Democratic Party Juliette Kayyem - Former columnist for the Boston Globe, former Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs[13]
  • Democratic Party Joe Avellone - Health care executive, former Wellesley selectman[14]

Withdrew or Declined

See also

External links

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  1. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Website, "Massachusetts Directory of Political Parties and Designations," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. The Washington Post, "Republican Charlie Baker announces run for governor," September 4, 2013
  3., "Republican Charles Baker to announce Mass. gubernatorial bid Wednesday," accessed September 3, 2013
  4. Boston Globe, Baker holds off rival in GOP race for governor, March 22, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wicked Local, "Newton's Don Berwick announces run for governor," June 17, 2013
  6. The Boston Globe, Political Intelligence, "Martha Coakley launches bid for governor with handshakes and a video," September 16, 2013
  7., "Steve Grossman officially announces run for gov. at Mass. Dem. convention," July 13, 2013
  8. The Walpole Times, "Murray: Grossman's plans won't affect my decision on running for gub," January 7, 2013
  9. Wicked Local, Newton resident Evan Falchuk announces 2014 gubernatorial run as United Independent candidate, February 25, 2013
  10. The Republic/, "Jeffrey McCormick of Boston jumps into Massachusetts governors race as independent candidate," October 21, 2013
  11. Jeff McCormick for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 31, 2013
  12. Massachusetts Live, Anti-gay minister Scott Lively, of Springfield, running for governor, December 16, 2014
  13. Boston Globe, Juliette Kayyem announces run for Mass. governor, August 21, 2013
  14. Joe Avellone for Governor, "Home," accessed April 14, 2013
  15. The Boston Herald, "Wolf, citing unresolved ethics complaint, exits gov’s race - See more at:," October 22, 2013
  16. Cape Cod Times, "Wolf bows out of governor's race," October 21, 2013
  17. The Boston Globe, "US Rep. Capuano to run for re-election, not governor," September 26, 2013
  18. The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012
  19. The Boston Globe, "Somerville Mayor Curtatone will not run for governor," October 17, 2013
  20. The Boston Herald, "Curtatone: Decision on gubernatorial race 'days away,'" September 27, 2013