South Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lt. Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
Treasurer, Auditor, Secretary of Education, Commissioner of School and Public Lands, Public Utility Commissioner
South Dakota has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.
|Office||Incumbent||Assumed Office||Incumbent running?|
|State Auditor||Steve Barnett
|Secretary of Education||Melody Schopp
|Public Utilities Commission|| Gary Hanson
|Commissioner of School and Public Lands||Vernon L. Larson
The official duties of the South Dakota treasurer are outlined in Chapter 1-10, Section 1 of the South Dakota Codified Laws:
- have charge of and safely keep all public moneys which shall be paid into the state treasury
- pay out the same as directed by law
- perform such other duties as are required of him by law
The auditor is an independent officeholder who serves as a watchdog, scrutinizing the manner in which state tax dollars are being spent.
Secretary of Education
The secretary provides education leadership at the state level. The office is responsible for directing the department's strategic planning, communications, and oversees legislative action and personnel.
Public Utilities Commission
The commission regulates utility companies, helps to resolve disputes between customers and their utilities, operates safety programs, and licenses and inspects state public grain warehouses and grain buyers.
State of South Dakota
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Secretary of Education | Director of Insurance | Secretary of Agriculture | Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources | Secretary of Labor | Chairman of Public Utilities |