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Connecticut Greens successful this election

Connecticut Greens successful this election

Small, local campaigns make it possible By David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware The Green Party of Connecticut ran 30 candidates in the elections held this past November and saw 12 endorsed candidates win office. Although an off year for statewide elections, the state had many municipal positions open. If Greens start to make serious inroads in getting candidates elected to political office, it will probably begin in a state like Connecticut, where in a relatively small city there can…

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National Co-Chair Receives Award

National Co-Chair Receives Award

Clifford Thornton acknowledged for efforts in drug policy reform Clifford Wallace Thornton, Connecticut Green and present co-chair of the national Green Party, this December received an achievement award for his leadership to reform drug laws. Thornton co-founded the drug law reform organization Efficacy, Inc. and has done much nationwide to present an alternative to the current drug laws, which focus heavily on incarceration. “We certainly do not claim to have a complete vision of a more workable alternative drug policy,…

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Allan Brison Upsets Incumbent in New Haven

Allan Brison Upsets Incumbent in New Haven

Mike DeRosa, Green Party of Connecticut and Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California For the first time in four years, the New Haven Board of Aldermen (City Council) has a Green alderman. Allan Brison was sworn in on January 1st, 2008, along with the other 29 elected members of the Board of Aldermen, at Beecher Primary School wearing a green tie loaned to him by his fellow New Haven Green Party co-chair Charlie Pillsbury. In the November 6th election, Brison…

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Jean De Smet Elected First Selectman Of Windham In Upset Victory

Jean De Smet Elected First Selectman Of Windham In Upset Victory

Mike DeRosa, Green Party of Connecticut and Mike Feinstein, Green Party of California In her third run for First Selectman of Windham (population 24,000) Jean de Smet defied local political experts by winning the town’s top elected office, defeating the three-term incumbent Democrat Michael Paulhus 1637 votes to 1514, with Republican Harry Carboni finishing a distant third with 471. In Connecticut the office of First Selectman is the chief executive and administrative officer for most towns with the selectmen-town meeting…

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