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South Carolina Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

South Carolina State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorLt. GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Comptroller, Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, Adjutant General

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

South Carolina 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]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Jr.
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2011 Yes
Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom
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2002 Yes
Superintendent of Education Mick Zais
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2011 No
Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers
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2005 Yes
Adjutant General Robert E. Livingston, Jr.
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2011 Yes

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 30 Primary and convention filing deadline[4]
June 10 Primary election
August 15 Filing deadline for petition and nonpartisan candidates
November 4 General election

Treasurer

Current incumbent

Republican Party Curtis Loftis, Jr. - running

Candidates

Republican Party Brian Adams[5]

Duties

The treasurer is the chief banker of the state of South Carolina, responsible for the investment, cash management, and safekeeping of the state's general and restricted funds and assets of the state's retirement systems.[6]

The treasurer is a member of the following state boards and commissions:

  • State Budget & Control Board
  • South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission
  • State Board of Financial Institutions
  • South Carolina Tobacco Authority
  • South Carolina Education Authority

Comptroller

Current incumbent

Republican Party Richard Eckstrom

Candidates

Withdrawn

Duties

The mission of the Comptroller General's office is to "Serve the Legislature, Judiciary, Executive offices, state agencies, and the citizens of South Carolina by providing centralized payroll and vendor payment processing and centralized accounting and reporting of financial data in accordance with the statewide program budget structure mandated by the General Assembly and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)."[8]

The main duties of the office include:

  • supervising the state's spending
  • keeping the state's books
  • maintaining accounting controls over state agencies
  • processing all payrolls for state employees, vouchers for bills owed by the state and interdepartmental payments between state agencies

Superintendent

Current incumbent

Republican Party Mick Zais - not running

Candidates

Withdrawn

Duties

Agriculture Commissioner

Current incumbent

Republican Party Hugh Weathers - running[10]

Candidates

Republican Party Joe Farmer[10]

Duties

State law sets out three main duties of the Commissioner:[19]

  • (1) Be charged with all work looking to the promotion of agriculture and cattle raising, including the collection and publication of information in regard to localities, character, accessibility, cost and modes of utilization of soils and, more specifically, the inducement of capital to invest in agriculture and cattle raising by the dissemination of information relative to the advantages of soil and climate and other natural resources of the State;
  • (2) Collect from the farmers and landowners of the State and list information as to lands, stating the number of acres, the location and the terms upon which they may be bought; and
  • (3) Keep a land registry and in connection therewith from time to time issue a publication descriptive of such listed agricultural, forest and trucking lands as may be offered to the Department for sale or share, such publication to be in an attractive form, setting forth the county, township, number of acres, names and addresses of owners and such other information as may be helpful in placing inquiring homeseekers in communication with the landowners.[19]

Adjutant General

Current incumbent

Republican Party Robert E. Livingston, Jr. - running

Candidates

Republican Party James Breazeale[10]

Duties

The Adjutant General serves as head of the Military Department of the state, and is in charge of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard, Emergency Management Division, the State Guard, Youth Challenge, and AmeriCorps.

See also

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Souith Carolina Election Commission, "2014 Election Calendar," January 8, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 South Carolina Election Commission, "Candidate Tracking," March 31, 2014
  6. Treasurer.SC.gov, "Meet the treasurer," accessed October 13, 2011
  7. 7.0 7.1 The State, "ELECTION 2014 (updated): Who's filed for statewide, State House, Congressional offices," March 27, 2014
  8. Cg.SC.gov, "Office of the Comptroller General: Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Accountability Report (page 4)," retrieved October 13, 2011
  9. The Island Packet, "Former Zais employee to seek Democratic nomination for state schools chief," September 23, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 South Carolina Election Commission, "Candidate Tracking," March 27, 2014
  11. WISTV, "Rep. Patrick running for state superintendent," January 22, 2014
  12. WISTV, "Another Republican announces run for SC Education Superintendent," January 22, 2014
  13. WISTV, "2nd Republican jumps into SC superintendent's race," January 22, 2014
  14. The Post and Courier, "Another contender jumps into the race for Superintendent of Education," February 7, 2014
  15. The State, "Exclusive: Sally Atwater, widow of GOP operative, to run for SC education chief," February 7, 2014
  16. GoUpstate, "Mick Zais' deputy to enter GOP race," February 7, 2014
  17. South Carolina Radio Network, "Upstate lawmaker Anthony to run for State Education Superintendent," August 14, 2013
  18. The State, "ELECTION 2014: State Rep. Mike Anthony drops out of race for state schools chief," March 13, 2014
  19. 19.0 19.1 South Carolina Code of Laws, " Title 46, Chapter 3," accessed January 18, 2013