By: Garrett Fortin
Salem, Oregon: The 2014 Oregon primary and non-partisan office elections were held on May 20, 2014. Both Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates contested their respective primaries, for a total of eight candidates in two primaries. Incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber will face State Representative Dennis Richardson and unopposed Constitution Party candidate Aaron Auer in what will surely be a tight race in November.
- See also: Oregon Gubernatorial election, 2014
Polling comparing Kitzhaber and Richardson, even before the primaries ended, showed them locked in a tight race. What has been a quiet contest so far will surely become much more prominent as Richardson seeks to overturn three-term incumbent Kitzhaber.
Primary Election Results
- Republican primary
- Democratic primary
Incumbent John Kitzhaber only faced a nominally contested primary, as his sole opponent was a political unknown who did not campaign.
Oregon Commissioner of Labor and Industries
Avakian was unopposed in his race for re-election and essentially announced victory on the filing deadline, when no other candidates filed for his office.