State executive official elections, 2012

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Twenty-two states are scheduled to hold state executive official elections in 2012. In those elections, a total of 37 state executive seats and 57 down ballot seats are up for election. Wisconsin also held two special recall elections for Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch on June 6, 2012.

Positions up for election this year include governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, auditor, superintendent of schools, insurance commissioner, natural resources commissioner, agriculture commissioner, labor commissioner, public services commissioner and railroad commissioner.

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Primaries

2012 State Executive Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama 1/13/2012 3/13/2012 Candidates for Public Service Commission must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes for Governor in the last general election in the district.[1] 60
Arizona 5/30/2012 8/28/2012 Signature requirements for candidates for the Corporation Commission vary with party. Democratic candidates must submit at least 5,124 signatures and no more than 102,475 signatures. Republican candidates must submit at least 5,609 signatures and no more than 112,175 signatures. Libertarian candidates must submit at least 124 signatures and no more than 2,467 signatures.[2] 90
Delaware 7/10/2012 9/11/2012 Major Party Fee will be set July 2012.[3] 63
Georgia 5/25/2012 7/31/2012 Candidates for Chairman of Public Service Commission must pay a filing fee of $3,493.57.[4] 67
Indiana 2/10/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor must submit a Statement of Economic Interest and 4,500 signatures, with at least 500 from each of Indiana's 9 congressional districts.[5] Candidates for Attorney General of Indiana must submit a Statement of Economic Interest.[5] 74
Louisiana 8/17/2012 11/6/2012 Candidates for Public Service Commission must pay a $600 qualifying fee and a $300 state central committee fee. Candidates may submit at least 5,000 signatures, with no less than 500 signatures from each distirct, in lieu of fees.[6] 81
Missouri 3/27/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer must pay a $200 filing fee.[7] 133
Montana 3/12/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor must pay a filing fee of $1,945.29. Candidates for Secretary of State, State Auditor, and Superintendent of Public Instruction must pay a filing fee of $860.18. Candidates for Attorney General must pay a filing fee of $1,040.77.[8] 85
Nebraska 3/1/2012 5/15/2012 Candidates for Nebraska Public Service Commission must pay a $750 filing fee.[9] 75
New Hampshire 6/15/2012 9/11/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $100 or 200 signatures.[10] 88
New Mexico 3/20/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Public Regulation Commission must pay a $50 filing fee. Democratic candidates from District 1 must submit at least 646 signatures. Republican candidates from District 1 must submit at least 941 signatures. Democratic candidates from District 3 must submit at least 1,095 signatures. Republican candidates from District 3 must submit at least 697 signatures.[11] 112
North Carolina 2/29/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Labor, and Commissioner of Insurance must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary of the office sought.[12] 69
North Dakota 4/13/2012 6/12/2012 Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Commissioner of Insurance must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the total votes cast for the candidates of the same party for the same office in the last general election (No more than 300 signatures required).[13] 60
Oklahoma 4/13/2012 6/26/2012 74
Oregon 3/6/2012 5/15/2012 Major party candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Labor must pay a $100 Filing Fee. To be included in the Voters Pamphlet major party candidates must pay $3,000 or submit 500 verified signatures.[14] 70
Pennsylvania 2/14/2012 4/24/2012 Candidates for Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor General must pay a $200 filing fee. Candidates must also submit 1,000 signatures, with at least 100 signatures from 5 districts. 70
South Dakota 3/27/2012 6/5/2012 Candidates for Public Utilities Commission Chairperson will be nominated at the 2012 state Republican and Democratic conventions of each political party.[15] 70
Utah 3/15/2012 6/26/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $536. Minor party candidates for Governor must submit at least 1,000 signatures and pay the same filing fee.[16] 102
Vermont 6/14/2012 8/28/2012 Both major and minor party candidates for Governor must submit at least 500 signatures.[17] 75
Washington 5/18/2012 8/7/2012 Candidates for Governor, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Public Lands must pay a filing fee equal to 1% of the annual salary of the office.[18] 81
West Virginia 1/28/2012 5/8/2012 Candidates for Governor must pay a filing fee of $1,500. Candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture must pay a filing fee of $950.[19] 101


General election

November 6

Alabama

Alabama state executive official elections, 2012

Arizona

Arizona state executive official elections, 2012

Delaware

Delaware state executive official elections, 2012

Georgia

Georgia state executive official elections, 2012

Indiana

Indiana state executive official elections, 2012

Louisiana

Louisiana state executive official elections, 2012

Missouri

Missouri state executive official elections, 2012

Montana

Montana state executive official elections, 2012

Nebraska

Nebraska state executive official elections, 2012

New Hampshire

New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2012

New Mexico

New Mexico state executive official elections, 2012

North Carolina

North Carolina state executive official elections, 2012

North Dakota

North Dakota state executive official elections, 2012

Oklahoma

Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2012

Oregon

Oregon state executive official elections, 2012

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania state executive official elections, 2012

South Dakota

South Dakota state executive official elections, 2012

Texas

Texas state executive official elections, 2012

Utah

Utah state executive official elections, 2012

Vermont

Vermont state executive official elections, 2012

Washington

Washington state executive official elections, 2012

West Virginia

West Virginia state executive official elections, 2012

Gubernatorial

Lt. Governor

Secretary of State

Attorney General

State Treasurer

Auditor

Superintendent of Schools

Public Services Commissioner

Railroad Commissioner

Commissioner of Insurance

Commissioner of Agriculture

Natural Resources Commissioner

Labor Commissioner


Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Review Articles: Pennsylvania State Executive Officials

By Maresa Strano

Portal:State Executive Officials

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania: Three state executive offices were up for election in Pennsylvania this year: attorney general, state treasurer, and auditor general.

Incumbent State Treasurer Rob McCord (D) ran for and won re-election in 2012. As for the other two incumbents whose seats were up for election:

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly (R) is stepping aside upon the expiration of the term she was appointed to by now Governor Tom Corbett. Kelly's Senate confirmation in 2010 was predicated on a "gentleman's agreement," a staple of Pennsylvania state politics, whereby state-row appointees pledge to not seek a full term to the position in the subsequent election cycle. She will be succeeded by Democrat Kathleen Kane on January 15, 2013. Kane defeated David Freed (R) with over 56% of the vote. She is the first female and first Democrat to be elected attorney general in Pennsylvania.[20]
  • Two term auditor general Jack Wagner (D) could not run this year due to term limits. Pennsylvania State Representative Eugene DePasquale (D) was elected to replace Wagner as the state's top financial watchdog.

Here are the candidates who won election.[21]

Office Incumbent General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Attorney General Linda Kelly
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Democratic Party Kathleen Kane
Republican Party David Freed
Libertarian Party Marakay Rogers
Democratic Party Kathleen Kane Yes
Treasurer Rob McCord
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Democratic Party Rob McCord
Republican Party Diana Irey Vaughan
Libertarian Party Patricia Fryman
Democratic Party Rob McCord No
Auditor Jack Wagner
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Democratic PartyEugene DePasquale
Republican Party John Maher
Libertarian PartyBetsy Summers
Democratic Party Eugene DePasquale No


Gubernatorial news


State Attorneys General


Secretaries of State


See also

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References

  1. Alabama Secretary of State "Candidate Guide" accessed December 8, 2011
  2. Arizona Secretary of State "Partisan Signature Requirements" accessed January 7, 2012
  3. Delaware Secretary of State "2012 Election Calendar" accessed December 12, 2011
  4. Georgia Secretary of State "Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 Indiana Secretary of State "Candidate Guide" accessed December 9, 2011
  6. Louisiana Secretary of State "Qualifying Fees" accessed December 12, 2011
  7. Missouri Secretary of State "Candidate Filing" accessed December 9, 2011
  8. Montana Secretary of State "2012 Offices and Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  9. Nebraska Secretary of State "Filing Fee Schedule" accessed December 9, 2011
  10. New Hampshire Secretary of State "Filing for Office" accessed December 11, 2011
  11. New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Candidate Guide" accessed December 12, 2011
  12. North Carolina State Board of Elections "Candidacy Filing Fees" accessed December 9, 2011
  13. North Dakota Secretary of State "Running for Statewide Executive" accessed December 9, 2011
  14. Oregon Secretary of State "Candidate Filing" accessed December 9, 2011
  15. South Dakota Secretary of State "Upcoming Elections" accessed December 11, 2011
  16. Lieutenant Governor of Utah Elections Division "Becoming a State Candidate" accessed December 9, 2011
  17. Vermont Elections Division "2012 Becoming a Candidate" accessed December 9, 2011
  18. Washington Secretary of State "Filing for Public Elective Office" accessed December 9, 2011
  19. West Virginia Secretary of State "Offices on the Ballot 2012" accessed December 9, 2011
  20. Philadelphia Inquirer, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
  21. Pennsylvania Secretary of State, "2012 General Election Results," accessed December 7, 2012