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Revision as of 14:22, 6 February 2014


Ohio Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
May 6, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

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

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

Ohio is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Only affiliated voters can vote for candidates in the primary election; however, voters do not choose their affiliation until Election Day, when they request a party's ballot.[1]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Josh Mandel
2011 Running Republican Party Josh Mandel
Democratic Party Connie Pillich
Republican Party Josh Mandel No
Auditor of State Dave Yost
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2011 Running Republican Party Dave Yost
Democratic Party John Patrick Carney
Libertarian Party Bob Bridges
Republican Party Dave Yost No

Race background

See also: Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Ohio#2013

In late 2013, Ohio passed two laws that allegedly restrict minor parties' participation in the 2014 elections. The Libertarian Party of Ohio filed lawsuits against both laws, the outcomes of which could alter the candidate landscape of these races.[2]

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
February 5, 2014 Filing deadline
May 6, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 25, 2014 Completion of state canvass of vote results
January 12, 2015 Inauguration of all state-wide executive officeholders




The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the state and serves as the state's banker. The most important duty of the treasury is to safeguard the taxpayer's money in Ohio. The office is responsible, among other things, for:

  • managing more than $160 billion in financial assets
  • investing the state's money and manage an investment portfolio that exceeds $15 billion
  • tracking and maintaining a database of all unclaimed property in Ohio
  • providing financial advice to state agencies
  • providing financial education and resources


Ohio Treasurer's Race 2014
Poll Josh Mandel Connie PillichNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
(November 5-6, 2013)
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Money in the race

Mid-year campaign financial reports detailing the first six months of the year were due on July 31, 2013. Incumbent Mandel, who began the year with $219 on hand, raised over $1.1 million in the first half of the year. Challenger Connie Pillich raised about $312,000.[6]


Current incumbent

Republican Party Dave Yost (running) - incumbent

Democratic Party John Patrick Carney - state representative[7]


The auditor of state serves as a watchdog, ensuring the state and its more than 5,600 entities are using resources efficiently and effectively. The office conducts both fiscal and performance audits of:

  • all public offices in Ohio
  • cities
  • counties
  • village
  • townships
  • schools
  • state universities
  • public libraries
  • state agencies, boards, and commissions

See also