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California State Treasurer election, 2014

California State Treasurer election, 2014

November 4, 2014

Nominee John Chiang Greg Conlon
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,176,793 2,925,895
Percentage 58.81% 41.19%

State Treasurer before election

Bill Lockyer

Elected State Treasurer

John Chiang

The 2014 California State Treasurer election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the State Treasurer of California. Incumbent Democratic Treasurer Bill Lockyer was term-limited and ineligible to run for re-election to a third term in office.

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 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Democratic Party 1.1.1
        • Declared
      • Republican Party 1.1.2
        • Declared
      • Green Party 1.1.3
        • Declared
    • Results 1.2
  • General election 2
    • Polling 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Primary election


Democratic Party


Republican Party

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

Green Party

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


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
Total votes 4,092,018 100
Voter turnout 13.85%

General election


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Chiang (D)
Conlon (R)
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%


California State Treasurer general election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Chiang 4,176,793 58.81
Republican Greg Conlon 2,925,895 41.19
Total votes 7,102,688 100


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External links

  • California State Treasurer election, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at
Official campaign websites
  • Ellen Brown for State Treasurer
  • John Chiang for State Treasurer
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