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Category: 1997 Fall Volume 1 Issue 2

Building a Party of A Different Kind

Building a Party of A Different Kind

by John Rensenbrink The eyes of the Green world will be on Maine the weekend of October 3rd to 5th. Delegates from 20 member state parties of the Association of State Green Parties (ASGP) will assemble in the Grange Hall in Topsham, a coastal town ìdown eastî thirty miles from Portland. Additional state Green parties considering joining will also be in attendance, as will kindred Green movement organizations. The theme is ìBuilding a Party of a Different Kindî. It will…

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Green Officeholder Report

Green Officeholder Report

Steve Schmidt, New Mexico State Board of Education Steve Schmidt, the NM Green Party candidate for Lt. Governor in 1994, and platform chair and principal drafter of the NM Green Platform, has been a member of the State Board of Education (SBE) since í95 when he was confirmed by the State Senate after extensive hearings.í Schmidt has taken on the constitutional responsibility of educational policy and oversight of around 1/2 of NMís state budget. MNM has had an ìequalization formulaî…

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The Green Party in the 1997 elections

The Green Party in the 1997 elections

A movement continues to grow by Mike Feinstein On the heals of the Green Partyís first-ever presidential campaign in 1996, 1997 will feature a record number of Greens running in an odd-numbered year. This follows a general Green growth trend in the 90ís and specifically is a measure of energy and growth the Nader/LaDuke campaign has helped bring about. At least 72 Greens are running in ë97. More than half of them – forty – are running for city, town…

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Keiko Bonk’ Run for Hawai’i Island Mayor: A Step back or a Step Forward

Keiko Bonk’ Run for Hawai’i Island Mayor: A Step back or a Step Forward

By Keiko Bonk, two-term County Councilmember, Island of Hawaiíi Keiko Bonk was elected in 1992 to the Hawaiíi County Council, the first (and still only) US Green to be elected in a partisan race. In 1994 she was re-elected with 60% of the vote. In 1995, she became chair of the County Council, the first and only US Green to chair such a council or board. During her four years on the Council, Bonk championed the environment, local small business,…

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Fourty-three Greens in eleven states currently hold elected office as of September

Fourty-three Greens in eleven states currently hold elected office as of September

Arkansas (1) Stephan Miller, City Council, Fayetteville Arizona (2) Alva d’Orgeix, City Council, Bisbee Norm Wallen, City Council, Flagstaff California (22) Alan Drusys, City Council, Yucaipa (San Bernadino County) Mike Feinstein, City Council, Santa Monica (Los Angeles County) Jenifer Hanan, City Council, Arcata (Humboldt County) Jason Kirkpatrick, City Council, Arcata (Humboldt County) Bruce Mast, City Council, Albany (Alameda County) Bob Ornelas, City Council, Arcata (Humboldt County) Julie Partansky, City Council, Davis (Yolo County) Steven Schmidt, City Council, Menlo Park (San…

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Carol Miller for Congress

Carol Miller for Congress

New Mexicoís Greens play for keeps by Rick Lass, Tammy Davis, and Cris Moore On May 13th, New Mexico Green Carol Miller received 17% in a special election for the US House of Representatives. This was a record for a US Green in a federal race (surpassing Hawaiíi Green Party US Senate candidate Linda Martinís 14% in 1992) and contributed to favored Democrat Eric Serna (40%) losing the election to conservative Republican Bill Redmond (42%). According to Tammy Davis, co-chair…

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Green Ballot Status Update

Green Ballot Status Update

Maine Greens fight to retain ballot status by Nancy Allen, co-chair, Maine Green Party The Maine Green Party (MEGP) was founded in 1984. In 1992, their first Congressional candidate, Jonathan Carter, received 10% in a district covering half the state. In 1994, Carter received 6.5% for Governor, topping the 5% in a statewide race the Greens needed to achieve ballot status. At that time, the MEGP assumed that according to their reading of the law, this would qualify them for…

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