2014 Maryland Comptroller election

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Maryland Comptroller Election, 2014

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Nominee Peter Franchot William H. Campbell
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,061,267 630,109
Percentage 62.7% 37.2%

Maryland Comptroller Election, 2014.svg
County results
Franchot:      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%
Campbell:      50-60%      60-70%

Comptroller before election

Peter Franchot
Democratic

Elected Comptroller

Peter Franchot
Democratic

The Maryland Comptroller election of 2014 was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Comptroller of Maryland. Incumbent Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot ran for re-election to a third term in office.

Primary elections were held on June 24, 2014. Franchot was re-nominated by the Democrats and the Republicans nominated former Amtrak CFO William Henry Campbell.

Democratic primary[edit]

Shortly after being re-elected in 2010, incumbent Comptroller Peter Franchot began considering running for Governor of Maryland in 2014.[1][2][3][4] Six potential candidates for the position of Comptroller emerged during this time: State House of Delegates Majority Leader Kumar P. Barve, State Delegate Jon Cardin, State Delegate Galen R. Clagett, former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, State Delegate Brian Feldman and State Senator James Rosapepe, with Barve and Rosapepe saying they would definitely run if Franchot did not.[5][6][7][8][9] In December 2012, Franchot announced that he would not be running for governor.[10] Barve and Rosapepe subsequently ended their campaigns and Cardin, Claggett and Duncan decided to run for other offices. In September 2013, Franchot officially declared that he was running for a third term.[11] Feldman did not rule out challenging him but ultimately declined to do so.[12]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Franchot 369,546 100
Total votes 369,546 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Filed[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Henry Campbell 169,971 100
Total votes 169,971 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Peter Franchot (Democratic), incumbent Comptroller
  • William Henry Campbell (Republican), former Amtrak CFO, nominee for Comptroller in 2010 and candidate for Maryland Republican Party Chairman in 2011
  • Anjali Reed Phukan (Maryland's Service Party), Party Chairman and write-in candidate[20]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Peter
Franchot (D)
William Henry
Campbell (R)
Other Undecided
Gravis Marketing October 6–9, 2014 784 ± 3.5% 54% 30% 16%

Results[edit]

Maryland Comptroller election, 2014[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Franchot 1,061,267 62.7
Republican William Henry Campbell 630,109 37.2
Write-ins 2,536 0.1
Majority 431,158 25.45%
Total votes 1,693,912 100
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Governor Franchot?". Frederick News Post. April 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Lazarick, Len (April 28, 2011). "Blog: Gansler, Franchot in early stages of 2014 race". Marylander Reporter. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Ed Waters, Jr. (December 6, 2011). "Franchot considering shot at governor's mansion". Frederick News Post.
  4. ^ http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/05/17/md-comptroller-peter-franchot-says-he-is-considering-a-run-for-governor/?src=fb
  5. ^ Bryan P. Sears (July 18, 2011). "Cardin Considers Comptroller Campaign". Pikesville Patch. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  6. ^ Sean R. Sedam (April 24, 2012). "NewsChannel 8: Duncan Considering Bid for Comptroller, County Exec Return". Rockville Patch. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  7. ^ John Wagner (June 20, 2011). "Feldman remains interested in Md. comptroller job". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  8. ^ David Hill (September 5, 2011). "Franchot expected to run for governor". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  9. ^ "State Senator Jim Rosapepe Releases Massive List of Prominent "Advisors" for 2014 Comptroller // Plus, New Website Up". Maryland Juice. January 12, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  10. ^ Dresser, Michael (December 11, 2012). "Franchot says he won't run for governor". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  11. ^ a b Tiffany Arnold (September 20, 2013). "Franchot Files For Re-Election For Comptroller". Rockville Patch. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  12. ^ C. Benjamin Ford (December 14, 2012). "To Franchot, comptroller is 'dream job'". Gazette.net. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Peter Franchot Releases Internal Poll From Aborted Governors Race // PLUS: Del. Brian Feldman Weighing 2014 Comptroller". Maryland Juice. December 14, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  14. ^ John Wagner (September 24, 2013). "Democrats running for governor in Maryland woo labor with promises, past history". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  15. ^ "Md. Delegate Clagett Running For Frederick Mayor". CBS Baltimore. February 7, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  16. ^ "Duncan pondering slate for 2014 Montgomery County executive run". Gazette.net. February 4, 2013. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  17. ^ "State Senator Jim Rosapepe Releases Massive List of Prominent "Advisors" for 2014 Comptroller // Plus, New Website Up". Maryland Juice. January 12, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  18. ^ a b "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for Comptroller". Maryland Secretary of State. July 16, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  19. ^ "Filing Deadline For Candidates Passes; Sixth Democrat Files For Governor". WBAL.com. February 25, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  20. ^ "2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List". electionsmaryland.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  21. ^ "Unofficial 2014 Gubernatorial General Election results for Comptroller". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 1, 2014.