Green Party candidates in April 4 elections in Calif., Ill., Mo., and Wis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At least 17 Green Party candidates are running for public office in various elections on Tuesday, April 4, including contenders for Mayor of St. Louis and U.S. Representative in Los Angeles, three incumbents for local office in Illinois, and two incumbents in Wisconsin.
The Green Party is focusing on local and statewide elections after the tumultuous 2016 presidential election year. At least 142 Greens hold elected office in 17 states as of the November 2016 elections.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Johnathan McFarland for Mayor of St. Louis, Kenneth Mejia for the U.S. House in Los Angeles, three incumbents in Illinois, two incumbents in Wisconsin
"I grew up and have lived in St. Louis my entire life. I have dedicated my life to working with friends and neighbors to ensure this community thrives," said Johnathan McFarland, Green candidate for Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, in a statement about his campaign. "If elected, my first priority is community inclusion in decision making processes that affect our diverse city. I will work each day to ensure that the needs of our entire city are understood, and are accommodated fairly and effectively."
In Philadelphia, Green candidate Cheri Honkala is leading a transpartisan call to void and investigate the March 21 special election in District 197, in which she ran for Pennsylvania State Representative, after numerous complaints of voter intimidation and irregularities ( see http://www.gp.org/election_investigation and http://www.gp.org/void_election and http://www.gp.org/honkala_campaign_warns_of_voter_intimidation ).
On April 3, Green officeholder Tony Del Plato was sworn in as a Village Trustee in Interlaken, New York. He was elected on March 21.
Greens across the U.S. are preparing to participate in the March for Science on April 22 and People's Climate Movement March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate on April 29 ( see http://www.gp.org/trump_criminally_negligent and http://www.gp.org/environment_march ).
Below is a list of Green candidates on the April 4 ballot in their respective states with links to campaign information. A comprehensive list of Green candidates who have declared so far in 2017 is available.
Kenneth Mejia for Congress, District 34, Los Angeles, in a special election
Campaign site: http://www.mejia4congress.com
Profile with video: http://www.gp.org/kenneth_mejia
Video page: http://www.mejia4congress.com/media
Jerome Bauer for City Comptroller, St. Louis
Quinn Parks for Board of Alderman, St. Louis, Ward 7
Campaign site: http://parks4ward7.com
Kate Gore for Board of Alderman
Hannah Donelle LaChance for Board of Alderman, St. Louis, Ward 11
Stephanie Dingis for Board of Alderman, St. Louis, Ward 13
Jessica Bradshaw for Carbondale City Councilperson
Don Crawford for St. Elmo Library Board Trustee (seeking reelection)
Steve De La Rosa for Villa Park Library District Trustee
Michael Drennan for Ridgeville Park Board Commissioner (seeking reelection)
Charlie Howe for Carbondale Township Trustee
Russ Kramer for Carbondale Township Highway Commissioner
Bruce Samuels for Oak Park Library Trustee (seeking reelection)
Gary Shepherd for Carbondale Elementary School Board Member, District 95
Scott Summers for McHenry County Regional Board of School Trustees
Kyle Taylor for Kane County Regional Board of School Trustees, St. Charles Township
Ali Muldrow for Madison Board of Education
Campaign site: https://alimuldrow.com
Steve Arnold for Fitchburg Mayor (seeking reelection)
Campaign site: http://arnold.us
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Press release: Green Party of the United States, March 29, 2017
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