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Judgepedia's Election Central is your destination for all things judicial elections in 2014. On this page, you can find links to every state's elections page on Judgepedia, state supreme court races, important dates, and general information on judicial elections in the states.

Collective wisdom says that voters are uninterested in judicial elections. We believe that anyone has the potential to join in the democratic process. For that reason, we strive to provide comprehensive, unbiased coverage of candidates running for judicial offices each year.

Election coverage


Judgepedia provides complete coverage of judicial elections across the nation--covering everything from the supreme court candidates to the county-level candidates (we do not currently cover municipal court elections).

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Candidates come in one of two forms, current judges or judicial candidates. For all candidates, our goal is to display this information:

  • Clear biographical information,
  • Who the candidate is competing against,
  • Rankings from bar associations and judicial performance evaluation commissions,
  • Campaign websites,
  • Election results,
  • and more!

Additional information

Learn more about your state's elections with these articles from Ballotpedia:

See also: 2014 judicial election dates
State Filing deadline
(for primary)
Primary election Primary runoff General election General runoff
Alabama Apr. 4 June 3 July 15 Nov. 4[1][2]
Alaska July 20 Aug. 19 Nov. 4[3]
Arizona May 28 (Election);
Sept. 5 (Retention)
Aug. 26 Nov. 4[4]
Arkansas May 20 June 10 Nov. 4[5] Nov. 25
California March 7 June 3 Nov. 4[6]
Colorado Aug. 4th[7] Nov. 4[8][9]
Connecticut Aug. 12 Nov. 4[10]
Florida May 2 Aug. 26 Nov. 4[11]
Georgia March 7 May 20[12][13] July 22
Idaho March 14 May 20 Nov. 4[14]
Illinois Dec. 23 (Major parties);
May 4 (Retention)
March 18 Nov. 4[15][16]
Indiana Feb. 7 May 6 Nov. 4[17]
Iowa March 14 (State);
26 (County)
June 3 Nov. 4[18]
Kansas June 1 (Party);
Aug. 4 (Independents)
Aug. 5 Nov. 4[19][20]
Kentucky Jan. 28 May 20 Nov. 4[21]
Louisiana Aug. 22 Nov. 4 Dec. 6[22]
Maine March 17 June 10 Nov. 4[23][9]
Maryland Feb. 25 June 24 Nov. 4[24]
Michigan July 7 Aug. 5 Nov. 4[25]
Minnesota June 3 Aug. 12 Nov. 4[26][27]
Mississippi May 9 No judicial primary Nov. 4[28][29]
Missouri March 25 Aug. 5 Nov. 4[30]
Montana March 10 June 3 Nov. 4[31][32]
Nebraska Feb. 18 (incumbents);
March 3 (non-incumbents)
May 13 Nov. 4[33][34]
Nevada Jan. 17 June 10 Nov. 4[35][36]
New Mexico March 11;
June 24 (Retentions)
June 3 Nov. 4[37][38][39]
New York Apr. 24 June 24 Nov. 4[40]
North Carolina Feb. 28 May 6 Nov. 4[41][42]
North Dakota April 7 June 10 Nov. 4[43][44]
Ohio Feb. 5 (Partisan);
Feb. 24 (Write-in)
May 6 Nov. 4[45]
Oklahoma April 11 June 24 Aug. 26 Nov. 4[46]
Oregon March 11 May 20 Nov. 4[47][48]
South Carolina March 30 June 10 June 24 Nov. 4[49][50]
South Dakota March 25 June 3 Nov. 4[51]
Tennessee April 3 Aug. 7 Nov. 4[52]
Texas Dec. 9, 2013 March 4 May 27 Nov. 4[53]
Utah March 20 June 24 Nov. 4[54][55]
Vermont June 12 Aug. 26 Nov. 4[56][57]
Washington May 16 Aug. 5 Nov. 4[58]
West Virginia Jan. 25 May 13 Nov. 4[59][60]
Wisconsin Jan. 7 Feb. 18 April 1[61]
Wyoming May 30 Aug. 19 Nov. 4[62]

2014 state supreme court elections. Check back for updates as more candidates file!

Candidates: In-depth coverage by state:

Georgia Supreme Court

CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
HinesHarris Hines Yes   
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BlackwellKeith Blackwell Yes   
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BenhamRobert Benham Yes   

Idaho Supreme Court

Horton seat
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SeinigerWilliam "Breck" Seiniger No   
HortonJoel Horton Yes   
Jones seat
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
JonesWarren E. Jones Yes   

Montana Supreme Court

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RiceJames Rice Yes   
HerbertW. David Herbert No   
Seat 2
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WheatMichael E. Wheat Yes   
VanDykeLawrence VanDyke No   

Nevada Supreme Court

Seat B
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PickeringKris Pickering Yes   
Seat D
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
GibbonsMark Gibbons Yes   

New Mexico Supreme Court

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ChavezEdward Chavez Yes   

Oregon Supreme Court

Position 1
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BalmerThomas Balmer Yes   
Position 7
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WaltersMartha Walters Yes   

Texas Supreme Court

Chief Justice
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MoodyWilliam Moody NoDemocratic100%ApprovedA   
TaltonRobert Talton NoRepublican39.5% 
HechtNathan Hecht YesRepublican60.5%ApprovedA   
OxfordTom Oxford NoLibertarian   
Place 6
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PoolJoe Pool, Jr. NoRepublican28.1% 
BrownJeff Brown YesRepublican71.9%ApprovedA   
MeyersLawrence Meyers NoDemocratic100%ApprovedA   
AshMark Ash NoLibertarian   
Place 7
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BoydJeffrey S. Boyd YesRepublican100%ApprovedA   
BenavidesGina Benavides NoDemocratic100%ApprovedA   
FultonDon Fulton NoLibertarian   
WaterburyCharles E. Waterbury Green   
Place 8
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
McNallySharon McNally NoRepublican36.0% 
JohnsonPhil Johnson YesRepublican64.0%ApprovedA   
ChisholmJim Chisholm NoGreen   
KoelschRS Roberto Koelsch NoLibertarian   

Utah Supreme Court

CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DurrantMatthew Durrant Yes   
LeeThomas Rex Lee Yes   
DurhamChristine Durham Yes   

See also