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{{Mnelecbanner14}}{{mndowntoc14}}{{tnr}}'''One down ballot state executive position''' is up for election in the state of [[Minnesota]] in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.
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{{Mnelecbanner14}}{{mndowntoc14}}{{tnr}}'''One down ballot state executive position''' {{2014is}} up for election in the state of [[Minnesota]] in 2014. The lone down ballot office on the ballot in 2014 was the [[Minnesota State Auditor]]. {{Nov2014genelection}}  
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[[Rebecca Otto]] (D) {{2014is}} seeking re-election to the office and faced a well-funded primary challenge from [[Matt Entenza|former state legislator Matt Entenza]] (D). The general election {{2014features}} Republican [[Randy Gilbert]], [[Libertarian Party]] candidate [[Keegan Iversen]], [[Grassroots Party]] candidate [[Judith Schwartzbacker]] and [[Independence Party]] candidate [[Patrick Dean]]. Otto '''won''' election to another four-year term.
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{{mnprimarytype}} The primary election was held on August 12.
  
 
==Auditor==
 
==Auditor==
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===Candidates===
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====General election====
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{{bluedot}} [[Rebecca Otto]] - ''Incumbent'' {{won}}<ref name=auditor>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=True&judicial=True&executive=True&senate=True&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State,'' "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref><br>
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{{reddot}} [[Randy Gilbert (Minnesota)|Randy Gilbert]]<ref name=auditor/><br>
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{{yellowdot}} [[Keegan Iversen]]<ref name=auditor/><br>
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{{graydot}} [[Judith Schwartzbacker]]<ref name=auditor/><br>
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{{purpledot}} [[Patrick Dean]]<ref name=auditor/><br>
  
===Current incumbent===
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====Defeated in the primary====
{{bluedot}} [[Rebecca Otto]]<br>
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{{bluedot}} [[Matt Entenza]]<ref name=auditor/><br>
===Potential Candidates===
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{{reddot}} [[Randy Gilbert (Minnesota)|Randy Gilbert]]<br>
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===Results===
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====Primary election====
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=====Democratic primary=====
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====Republican primary====
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[[Randy Gilbert]] was unopposed for the Republican primary.
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====General election====
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===Duties===
 
===Duties===
The Office of the State Auditor oversees spending by local governments in Minnesota through financial, compliance, and special audits.<ref name="description"/>
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The Office of the State Auditor oversees spending by local governments in Minnesota through financial, compliance and special audits.<ref name="description">[http://www.osa.state.mn.us/default.aspx?page=description ''Office of the State Auditor,'' "Description of the office," accessed October 1, 2011]</ref>
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===Past elections===
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====2010====
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|winner1=[[Rebecca Otto]]
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|candidate4=Kenny Kalligher
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|ref=[http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20101102/ElecRslts.asp?M=S&Races=0333 Minnesota Secretary of State]
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==Campaign media==
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===General election===
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====Patrick Dean====
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===Primary===
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====Matt Entenza====
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====Rebecca Otto====
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==Key deadlines==
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==Ballotpedia reports==
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To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:
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==Recent news==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Minnesota state executive official elections, 2014]]
 
*[[Minnesota state executive official elections, 2014]]
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*[[Minnesota State Auditor]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.osa.state.mn.us/ Minnesota State Auditor]
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:15, 13 November 2014



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Minnesota Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 12, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Minnesota State Executive Elections
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Auditor

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One down ballot state executive position was up for election in the state of Minnesota in 2014. The lone down ballot office on the ballot in 2014 was the Minnesota State Auditor. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Rebecca Otto (D) was seeking re-election to the office and faced a well-funded primary challenge from former state legislator Matt Entenza (D). The general election featured Republican Randy Gilbert, Libertarian Party candidate Keegan Iversen, Grassroots Party candidate Judith Schwartzbacker and Independence Party candidate Patrick Dean. Otto won election to another four-year term.

Minnesota 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] The primary election was held on August 12.

Auditor

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Rebecca Otto - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[4]
Republican Party Randy Gilbert[4]
Libertarian Party Keegan Iversen[4]
Independent Judith Schwartzbacker[4]
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Patrick Dean[4]

Defeated in the primary

Democratic Party Matt Entenza[4]

Results

Primary election

Democratic primary
Minnesota Auditor, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Otto 80.9% 149,490
Matt Entenza 19.1% 35,223
Total Votes 184,713
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Republican primary

Randy Gilbert was unopposed for the Republican primary.

General election

Minnesota Auditor, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Otto Incumbent 51.5% 987,755
     Republican Randy Gilbert 40% 766,536
     Independence Patrick Dean 4% 76,808
     Grassroots Party Judith Schwartzbacker 2.9% 55,107
     Libertarian Keegan Iversen 1.6% 30,401
Total Votes 1,916,607
Election Results via New York Times. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Duties

The Office of the State Auditor oversees spending by local governments in Minnesota through financial, compliance and special audits.[5]

Past elections

2010

Minnesota Auditor, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Otto 48.4% 981,822
     Republican Patricia Anderson 47.1% 956,339
     Green Annie Young 2.7% 54,154
     Grassroots Kenny Kalligher 1.8% 35,548
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 1,224
Total Votes 2,029,087
Election Results Via: Minnesota Secretary of State

Campaign media

General election

Patrick Dean


Pat Dean ad: The Independents

Primary

Matt Entenza


Matt Entenza ad

Rebecca Otto


Rebecca Otto ad

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 20, 2014 First day of candidate filing period
June 3, 2014 Last day of candidate filing period
August 12, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 25, 2014 State Canvassing Board meeting to certify election results
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election[6]

Ballotpedia reports

To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Minnesota + state + auditor + election"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Minnesota State Auditor Election News Feed

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See also

External links

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