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Minnesota Secretary of State Election

Primary Date:
August 12, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Steve Simon Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Ritchie Democratic Party
Mark Ritchie 1.jpg

Minnesota State Executive Elections
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The Minnesota secretary of state election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Ritchie (D) was first elected in 2006 and won re-election in 2010. Although eligible for re-election in 2014, Ritchie said in a June 2013 statement that he will not run for a third term.[1]

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.[2][3][4]


General election

Democratic Party Steve Simon Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Severson
Libertarian Party Bob Odden
Independence Party of America Bob Helland

Did not file

Democratic Party Mark Ritchie - Incumbent

Defeated in the primary

Democratic Party Dick Franson
Democratic Party Gregg A. Iverson
Independence Party of America David A. Singleton



Minnesota Secretary of State, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Simon 42.7% 65,634
Dick Franson 29.1% 44,700
Gregg A. Iverson 28.3% 43,478
Total Votes 153,812
Election Results via Minnesota Secretary of State.

Minnesota Secretary of State, Independence Party Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Helland 51.5% 3,059
David A. Singleton 48.5% 2,879
Total Votes 5,938
Election Results via Minnesota Secretary of State.

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[5]

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