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November 2008 Green Party Election Results

November 2008 Green Party Election Results

Below is a running tally of Green Party victories from the November 2008 elections: Arkansas Richard Carroll was elected to Arkansas State Legislature, District 34. † California Bruce Delgado was elected to Mayor of Marina City, Monterey County, CA (pop. 25,000) Ross Mirkarimi was re-elected to San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 5 (the old Harvey Milk seat), CA. John Selawsky was elected to Berkeley School Board, Alameda County, CA. Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap was re-elected to Humboldt Water Board District 1,…

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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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Live Green, Vote Green!

Live Green, Vote Green!

Showing how itís done at the 2008 Nominating Convention and Annual Meeting By Ruth Weill, Annual National Meeting Committee Coordinator The convention and annual meeting promise to be a great time being held in the exciting downtown theater district of Chicago, Illinois from July 10-13. In addition to Green Party presidential nominations, there are many inspiring activities and it is also a great opportunity for Greens to come together to share ideas and plans. A main part of the convention…

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Want to run for office?

Want to run for office?

Thinking of running for office but not sure how to start? Your Green Party support is right here! For information on how to run a campaign visit: www.GP.org or contact the Green Party of the United States at 866-41GREEN. Also campaign resources can be downloaded for free at: www.gp.org/committees/campaign/resources.shtml

Wisconsin continues winning tradition

Wisconsin continues winning tradition

By Ron Hardy, Wisconsin Green Party Wisconsin Greens were on the ballot in elections for County Board of Supervisors across the state April 1óten incumbents and four challengers. Ten of the 14 were elected. Wisconsin now has 17 Greens holding elected office. Among the ten Wisconsin Green victories were two first-time candidates: Wyndham Manning, who won a landslide victory with 66 percent of the vote to take the Dane County Board of Supervisors seat vacated by retiring Green Party member…

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How I won the mayor’s office

How I won the mayor’s office

By David Doonan, Mayor of the Village of Greenwich, New York Being a public elected official was never a recurring dream that haunted my sleep. While interested in politics and current affairs, in recent years the interest was more an intellectual exercise than an active pursuit. That began to change after listening to a talk in Glens Falls, New York by Ralph Nader in May 2007. I sat in the audience as. Nader spoke at length about the need for…

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Reports

Reports

Platform Committee Alert to all GreensóPlease review the platform draft at www.gp.org/platform.shtml Every four years Green Party members are asked to review and update the Green Platform. Greens are invited to submit amendments to the Platform Committee (Platcom) whose job it is to integrate the amendments into the 2004 Platform and produce the draft of the 2008 Green Platform. Amendments have been received from October 2006 to April 1, 2008. During that time, editors were asked to take on the…

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