Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014

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Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Massachusetts.

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]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Massachusetts:

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.









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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Deval Patrick
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2007 No Democratic Party Martha Coakley

Republican Party Charles D. Baker
Independent Evan Falchuk
Independent Jeffrey McCormick

Independent Scott Lively
Pending Pending
Lieutenant Governor Office currently vacant N/A Democratic Party Steve Kerrigan
Republican Party Karyn Polito
Pending Pending
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin
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1995 Yes[2] Democratic Party William F. Galvin

Republican Party David D'Arcangelo

Green Party Danny Factor
Pending Pending
Attorney General Martha Coakley
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2007 Running for governor[3] Democratic Party Maura Healey
Republican Party John B. Miller
Pending Pending
Treasurer Steven Grossman
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2010 No (Ran for Governor)[4] Democratic Party Deb Goldberg

Republican Party Mike Heffernan

Green Party Ian Jackson
Pending Pending
Auditor of the Commonwealth Suzanne Bump
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2011 Yes[5] Democratic Party Suzanne Bump

Republican Party Patricia Saint Aubin

Green Party MK Merelice
Pending Pending

Governor

General election

Democratic Party Martha Coakley - Current Attorney General of Massachusetts[6]
Republican Party Charles D. Baker - Venture Capitalist, 2010 GOP gubernatorial nominee[7][8]
Independent Evan Falchuk - Attorney, Former Vice Chairman and President at Best Doctors, Inc.[9][10]
Independent Jeffrey McCormick - Venture capitalist[11][12]
Independent Scott Lively - Current pastor, former attorney[13]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Donald Berwick - Pediatrician, former Obama administration health care official[10]
Democratic Party Steven Grossman - Massachusetts Treasurer[14][15]
Republican Party Mark Fisher - Business owner[16]

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[17]
Democratic Party Joe Avellone - Health care executive, former Wellesley selectman[18]

Withdrew or declined

Democratic Party Daniel Wolf - State Sen., Cape and Islands District[19][20]
Democratic Party Michael Capuano - U.S. House Rep, 7th District[21][22]
Democratic Party Joe Curtatone - Mayor of Somerville[23][24]

Lieutenant Governor

General election

Democratic Party Steve Kerrigan
Republican Party Karyn Polito - Former state Rep. and 2010 candidate for Massachusetts Treasurer[25][26]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Leland Cheung - Cambridge City Councillor[27]
Democratic Party Michael Edward Lake - 2010 candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor, Executive Director of the World Class Cities Partnership

Withdrawn

Democratic Party James Arena-DeRosa[28]
Democratic Party Jonathan Edwards - Franklin County selectman[29]

Attorney General

General election

Democratic Party Maura Healey - Former Deputy Attorney General
Republican Party John B. Miller

Filed for other office

Democratic Party Martha Coakley - Incumbent

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Warren Tolman - Former state Senator and 2002 gubernatorial candidate

Withdrew

Democratic Party Harold Naughton, Jr. - State Rep.[30][31]

Secretary of State

Democratic Party William F. Galvin - Incumbent[32][33]
Republican Party David D'Arcangelo
Green Party Green-Rainbow Party candidate Danny Factor

Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Steven Grossman
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2010 No (Ran for Governor)[34]
Auditor of the Commonwealth Suzanne Bump
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2011 Yes[35][36]

Deadline Event
May 6, 2014 Signature filing deadline for party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters
June 3, 2014 Deadline for political party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth
July 29, 2014 Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters
August 26, 2014 Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth
September 9, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election

See also

Massachusetts

References

  1. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Website, "Massachusetts Directory of Political Parties and Designations," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. The Boston Globe, "Galvin’s pass on attorney general race opens door," October 9, 2013
  3. The Boston Globe, Political Intelligence, "Martha Coakley launches bid for governor with handshakes and a video," September 16, 2013
  4. Boston Globe, "Cape state senator, treasurer to run for governor," July 11, 2013
  5. The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012
  6. The Boston Globe, Political Intelligence, "Martha Coakley launches bid for governor with handshakes and a video," September 16, 2013
  7. The Washington Post, "Republican Charlie Baker announces run for governor," September 4, 2013
  8. Boston.com, "Republican Charles Baker to announce Mass. gubernatorial bid Wednesday," accessed September 3, 2013
  9. Wicked Local, Newton resident Evan Falchuk announces 2014 gubernatorial run as United Independent candidate, February 25, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 Wicked Local, "Newton's Don Berwick announces run for governor," June 17, 2013
  11. The Republic/MassLive.com, "Jeffrey McCormick of Boston jumps into Massachusetts governors race as independent candidate," October 21, 2013
  12. Jeff McCormick for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 31, 2013
  13. Massachusetts Live, Anti-gay minister Scott Lively, of Springfield, running for governor, December 16, 2014
  14. WCVB.com, "Steve Grossman officially announces run for gov. at Mass. Dem. convention," July 13, 2013
  15. The Walpole Times, "Murray: Grossman's plans won't affect my decision on running for gub," January 7, 2013
  16. Boston Globe, Baker holds off rival in GOP race for governor, March 22, 2014
  17. Boston Globe, Juliette Kayyem announces run for Mass. governor, August 21, 2013
  18. Joe Avellone for Governor, "Home," accessed April 14, 2013
  19. </wolf_citing_unresolved_ethics_complaint_exits_gov_s_race The Boston Herald, "Wolf, citing unresolved ethics complaint, exits gov’s race - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2013/10/wolf_citing_unresolved_ethics_complaint_exits_gov_s_race#sthash.Wyc0wMfq.dpuf," October 22, 2013
  20. Cape Cod Times, "Wolf bows out of governor's race," October 21, 2013
  21. The Boston Globe, "US Rep. Capuano to run for re-election, not governor," September 26, 2013
  22. The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012
  23. The Boston Globe, "Somerville Mayor Curtatone will not run for governor," October 17, 2013
  24. The Boston Herald, "Curtatone: Decision on gubernatorial race 'days away,'" September 27, 2013
  25. Karyn Polito for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 31, 2013
  26. The Boston Globe, "Charlie Baker picks Karyn Polito as running mate," December 3, 2013
  27. Leland Cheung Campaign Website
  28. Go Local Worcester, NEW: Lt. Governor Candidate Arena-DeRosa Announces Campaign Staff, March 5, 2014
  29. Massachusetts Live, Whately selectman Jonathan Edwards will run for lieutenant governor, December 17, 2013
  30. Hank Naughton for Attorney General 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed October 25, 2013
  31. Natick Patch, Naughton Ends Campaign for Attorney General, February 9, 2014
  32. The Boston Globe, "Galvin’s pass on attorney general race opens door," October 9, 2013
  33. Bill Gavin Secretary of State Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 9, 2013
  34. Boston Globe, "Cape state senator, treasurer to run for governor," July 11, 2013
  35. Boston Globe, "Murray adds to the buzz over 2014 governor’s race," November 15, 2012
  36. The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012