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Ohio down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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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 has a mostly closed primary system, in which voters must vote in the same party's primary as in the previous election, or register with the other party to switch.

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Josh Mandel
2011 Running
Auditor of State Dave Yost
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2011 Running


Current incumbent

Republican Party Josh Mandel (declared)[1]


Democratic Party Connie Pillich - state representative[2]


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


Current incumbent

Republican Party Dave Yost

Potential candidates

Democratic Party John Patrick Carney - state representative[3]


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