California State Treasurer election, 2014

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California State Treasurer election, 2014
California
2010 ←
November 4, 2014 → 2018

  California State Controller John Chiang.jpg
Nominee John Chiang Greg Conlon
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,173,131 2,923,223
Percentage 58.81% 41.19%

State Treasurer before election

Bill Lockyer
Democratic

Elected State Treasurer

John Chiang
Democratic

The 2014 California State Treasurer election will be held on November 4, 2014, to elect the State Treasurer of California. Incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Bill Lockyer is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term.

A primary election was held on June 3, 2014. Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. In the primary, voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. The top two finishers — regardless of party — advance to the general election in November, even if a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election. Washington is the only other state with this system, a so-called "top two primary" (Louisiana has a similar "jungle primary"). Democrat John Chiang and Republican Greg Conlon finished first and second, respectively, and contested the general election, which Chiang won.

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Greg Conlon, businessman and Certified Public Accountant[2]

Green Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Ellen Brown, attorney and writer[3][4]

Results[edit]

California State Treasurer primary election, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Chiang 2,250,098 54.99%
Republican Greg Conlon 1,571,532 38.41%
Green Ellen Brown 270,388 6.61%
Totals 4,092,018 100%
Voter turnout 13.85%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Chiang (D)
Greg
Conlon (R)
Undecided
GQR/American Viewpoint October 22–29, 2014 1,162 ± 3.3% 52% 34% 14%
Field Poll October 15–28, 2014 941 ± 3.4% 46% 35% 19%
Field Poll October 27–31, 2014 467 ± 4.8% 52% 26% 22%

Results[edit]

California State Treasurer general election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Chiang 4,173,131 58.81%
Republican Greg Conlon 2,923,223 41.19%
Totals 7,096,354 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phil Willon (February 1, 2014). "Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official certified list of candidates". Treasurer. California Secretary of State. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Jed Ziggler (January 16, 2014). "Ellen Brown: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer". Independent Political Report. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "State Treasurer". California Secretary of State. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Statement of Vote June 3, 2014, Statewide Direct Primary Election". California Secretary of State. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Governor - Statewide Results". California Secretary of State. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites