2007 Green candidates to watch on Election Day, November 6
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
For Immediate Release:
Facts, figures, and updates on Green ballot access, officeholders, and campaigns in the off-year election
Green candidate database for 2007 and other campaign information:
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party is off and running with candidates for public office in races throughout the US on Election Day, November 6.
The total number of Green candidates in 2007 is 130. At least 225 Greens across the nation currently hold elected office. Greens ran 377 races throughout 2006, winning 67 races (18%). Out of 170 municipal and county races in 2007, Greens won 70 (41%).
45 states and the District of Columbia have parties affiliated with the Green Party of the United States <http://www.gp.org/statelist.shtml>. 22 state Green Parties have ballot access for the 2008 national election as of October 2007.
Several candidates deserve special attention in the 2007 election:
Chuck Turner is running for reelection to the City Council District 7 seat in Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently the highest ranking African-American Green officeholder in the US. Mr. Turner won his primary election with 75% of the votes cast.
Howie Hawkins, candidate for Councilor At-Large in Syracuse, New York <http://www.howiehawkins.org> was endorsed by the Syracuse Post-Standard on October 30 <http://www.syracuse.com/poststandard/stories/index.ssf?/base/opinion-2/1193734919100810.xml&coll=1>. Mr. Hawkins ran for the US Senate in New York against Hillary Clinton in the 2006 election.
Grace Ross, for Councilor-at-large in Worcester, Massachusetts <http://www.grace4worcester.org>, is one of twelve candidates running for six seats after finishing sixth in the September 11 primary.
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MORE 2007 GREEN CANDIDATES TO WATCH
Dave Croteau for Mayor of Tucson
Ronna Stuller, for Board of Education, New London
Leslie Minton for Portland School Committee
David Lussier, for Albany County Legislature, District 7
Joe Szwaja, Seattle City Council Position 3
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