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Green Races to look out for on November 4, 2008

These are some of the many Green candidates who deserve special attention in the 2008 election.

Arizona
Claudia EllquistClaudia Ellquist for Pima County Attorney
Kent SolbergKent Solberg is running for State Representative District 27 in Arizona. He received the endorsement of the Tucson STAR, the largest daily newspaper in the region. He also qualified for clean elections.
Arkansas
If it weren't for the Green Party of Arkansas, every federal level candidate in Arkansas would be running unopposed.
Richard CarrollRichard Carroll is running essentially unopposed (there are two write-in candidates) for an open seat State Representative District 39. He has strong union support.
Rebekah KennedyRebekah Kennedy for U.S. Senate
California
Ross MirkarimiRoss Mirkarimi is running for re-election to San Francisco Board of Supervisors District 5. Ross has two opponents.
John SelawskyJohn Selawsky is running for re-election to Berkeley School Board, Alameda County. There are four candidates for two seats.
Kaitlin Sopoci-BelknapKaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is running for re-election to Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Division 1, Humboldt County. She has one opponent.
Colorado
Art GoodtimesArt Goodtimes is running for re-election to San Miguel County Commissioner District 3. He has two opponents. This is a partisan race.
Connecticut
Charlie PIllsburyCharlie Pillsbury for New Haven Registrar of Voters, New Haven County, CT. If Charlie places second or higher the Greens will have a Registrar of Voters. This is a partisan race.
District of Columbia
By voting strength the DC Statehood Green Party replaced the Republican Party as the second party in the District in 2006.
David SchwartzmanDavid Schwartzman for City Council At-Large. David received the highest rating from the Washington City Paper.
Florida
Cara JenningsCara Jennings is running for re-election to Lake Worth City Commission Seat 2, District 2, Palm Beach County. She has two opponents.
Illinois
The Green Party of Illinois is running the most candidates of any state Green Party in the country, 54.

Nadine BoppNadine Bopp is running for Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. She received the endorsement of the Chicago Sun Times.

Nadine Bopp, Rita Bogolub, and John "Jack" Ailey, Green Party Candidates for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Charlie HoweCharlie Howe is running for General Assembly District 115, Jackson County. Charlie is a great “shoe leather” candidate.
Omar LopezOmar Lopez for U.S. House District 4, IL. Omar is a nationally recognized community activist and immigrant rights advocate.
Ante MarijanAnte Marijan is running for State Representative, District 2. He has gotten endorsements from the Chicago Sun-Times as well as the Chicago Tribune.
Walter PtucWalter Pituc is running for Champaign County Board Seat 7. At 21 years old he is one of the youngest (if not the youngest) candidates running for a green partisan office in the country.
Jason WallaceJason Wallace for U.S. House District 11 is one of the better organized partisan campaigns for the greens in Illinois.
Iowa
Wendy BarthWendy Barth for U.S. House District 2. Has been getting some press.
Louisiana
Malik RahimMalik Rahim for U.S. House District 2.
Maine
Jason BerquistJason Bergquist for State Senate District 10, Cumberland County.
Maryland

Gordon ClarkGordon Clark is running for U.S. House of Representatives District 8, MD. In the second quarter of this year he out fundraised not only every other third party candidate in the country who is running for congress but his Republican opponent as well.

Clark Campaign Releases 2nd Quarter FEC Report: Total Tops 3rd Party Campaigns Nationwide

Massachusetts
Vladimer MoralesVladimer Morales for Amherst Select Board, Hampshire County.
Michigan
Korine Elizabeth Bachleda is running for re-election to Newberg Township Clerk, Cass County.
John Anthony La PietraJohn Anthony La Pietra for Calhoun County Clerk-Registrar.
Rev. Edward PinkneyEdward Pinkney for U.S. House District 6 Rev. Edward Pinkney was set-up in a white power structure slap-down of a black community activist leader, someone who was concerned about how redevelopment affected his community constituents. He is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, a political heir to Whirlpool Corporation-Harbor Shores Community Redevelopment Inc
Minnesota
Farheen HakeemFarheen Hakeem is running for State House District 61B. There are three candidates seeking an open seat. In polling Farheen is running in a dead heat for the lead.
Oregon
The Pacific Green Party of Oregon is running a candidate in each of the five Congressional Districts.
Mike BeilsteinMichael Beilstein is running for re-election to Corvallis City Council, Ward 5, Benton County, OR. Michael has one opponent. This is a non-partisan office. He is also running for U.S. House District 4.
South Carolina
Eugene PlattEugene Platt is running for re-election to James Island Public Service District, Charleston County, SC. He attempted to run for State House District 115 but was removed from the ballot after a Democrat Party challenge.
Virginia
John ReederJohn Reeder for Arlington County Board, VA.
West Virginia
Jesse JohnsonJesse Johnson for Governor. Received the endorsement of the Sierra Club.


"The Green Party is no longer the alternative, the Green Party is the imperative"

~ Rosa Clemente