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 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?
Treasurer Josh Mandel
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2011 Running
Auditor of State Dave Yost
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2011 Running


Treasurer

Current incumbent

Republican Party Josh Mandel (declared)[2]

Candidates

Democratic Party Connie Pillich - state representative[3]

Duties

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

Auditor

Current incumbent

Republican Party Dave Yost

Potential candidates

Democratic Party John Patrick Carney - state representative[4]

Duties

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

References