Below are noteworthy Green Party candidates currently running for office.
For a more complete list of current candidates, please visit the Green Party Elections Database.
Just after Independence Day, I was contacted by some local advocates for social and environmental justice. They asked if I would consider running for office as a "climate candidate," to highlight the need for action in the face of the climate crisis. I wanted to say no. I already have a full-time job. I try to do my part through activism. I'm comfortable in my routines. But humanity is facing a crisis of epic proportions, and I can't justify sticking with comfortable routines. I feel I must answer the call, put myself out there, and inject a sense of urgent ecological concern into our civic discourse. The climate crisis intersects with virtually everything, and should be at the forefront of our dialog and action. Continue reading
LANSING, Mi – Claretta Duckett-Freeman is running for a non-partisan at-large position on the Lansing City Council. As a member of the Capitol Area Greens local in Lansing, she has been endorsed by the Green Party of Michigan. As a 16-year resident raising five children in Lansing, she has progressive ideas for improving the effects of racism, sexism, transphobia and homophobia resulting from the city's systemic oppression, exemplified by the seven lawsuits pending against the city. Continue reading
Something fishy was going on in Fair Haven Heights — and Patricia Kane was there to promise to get to the bottom of it. Kane showed up on the banks of the Quinnipiac River Thursday to announce she is running as a Green Party candidate for alder in Fair Haven Heights’ Ward 13, a seat currently held by Democrat Rosa Santana. The Republicans Thursday evening chose a candidate to run in Ward 13 as well this year: Deborah Reyes. Continue reading
Henry Conoly has announced his candidacy for the Green Party nomination for the 1st Congressional District. Conoly’s campaign platform includes implementing Universal Basic Income; investment in regenerative farming and sustainable farming techniques; investment in community composting initiatives and education on composting; implementing the groundwork for the Green New Deal; sweeping criminal justice and police reform, including community control of the police force; legalization of marijuana, along with the release of non-violent offenders and expungement of records. Continue reading
NORRISTOWN, PA — Henry Conoly has announced his candidacy for the Green Party nomination for U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District. Henry Conoly is a political activist who supports voluntary unions, worker co-ops, GSM (gender and sexual minorities) rights, the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement, and flushing out violent right-wing extremism. Henry also fights for improving the environment by focusing on soil health and solving the climate crisis. Continue reading
I co-founded the Green Party of Minnesota in 1994 because Green values were (and are) my values. When I first ran for City Council in 2001, I highlighted four values of Ecological Wisdom, Social Justice, Peace and Democracy over and over again as I knocked doors across my Ward. While I was not elected on my first attempt, I didn’t give up and in 2005 I was elected as the only Green on the Minneapolis City Council — because those values rang true with my neighbors. Continue reading
Challenged By Incumbent LD11 Democrats Political Campaign Director On Tuesday June 15, the Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ) appeared online via Zoom to observe the hearing for challenges to petition signatures for our assembly candidate in Legislative District 11, Dominique Faison. Joseph Fortunato Esq. was legal counsel for Ms. Faison and was able to stave off the challengers, Robyn Gedrich and attorney William Opel. During the lengthy six hour hearing Mr. Fortuanto was able to successfully thwart most of the challenges being made to Ms. Faison’s petition. Continue reading
NEW YORK, NY - June 9, 2021 - Edwin DeJesus, a 24-year-old filmmaker and activist, has made the November ballot in the race for New York City Council's 22nd District in Queens. He is endorsed by the Green Party of New York. DeJesus, an Astoria native, recently filed an independent nominating petition under the Green Party alias after collecting 695 signatures from local residents, narrowly exceeding the 450 minimum requirement. Continue reading
A Green Party candidate for the Pittsburgh City Council seat held by Anthony Coghill is hoping to capitalize on a progressive movement that propelled state Rep. Ed Gainey to a win over Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto last week. “People in Pittsburgh and across the country are beginning to realize we need bold change and we can’t wait for the same old boys to do it for us. We are here to make it for ourselves,” Connor Mulvaney said Tuesday evening. He was speaking at a kickoff to his campaign, livestreamed from the war memorial cannon in the city’s Brookline neighborhood Continue reading
The lesson thus far of the special election campaign to replace Democratic former state Sen. John Blake is that Blake should not have resigned — especially without using his political capital to smooth the way for a competent successor. Blake, an effective legislator, uncharacteristically shirked his responsibility when he resigned recently and took a job as economic development policy director for U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright of Moosic. Blake cited personal matters and frustration with being in the minority at the Capitol. That’s understandable, but the solution is to serve out the term and retire rather than to leave a void. Continue reading