2022 Candidates


Below are noteworthy Green Party candidates currently running for office.
A complete list of 2022 Green candidates is located here.


Matthew Hoh and North Carolina Green Party File Lawsuit Over NC Board of Elections Decision to Keep Green Party Off Ballot

Raleigh, NC – On Wednesday, Green Party Senate candidate Matthew Hoh and fellow plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina State Board of Elections, which denied the North Carolina Green Party's petition for ballot access in a 3-2 vote. The NCGP submitted 2,000-plus verified signatures more than required by law, and the denial of this legitimate petition left the campaign and supporters stunned and outraged. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina by lead attorney Oliver Hall of the Center for Competitive Democracy, with other plaintiffs including the NC Green Party and Matthew Hoh campaign supporters who circulated or signed the petition. Continue reading

Want Separation of Church & State?

Our Republican Opponent has Taken A Contribution From A Church According to recent filings, our Republican opponent Charles Sheedy has taken a campaign contribution from a church. Our state and country are both already on a dangerous theocratic track. In the interest of religious freedom, we are calling on Mr. Sheedy to return the contribution and keep religion out of politics Continue reading

It may be the first time Green Party candidate Michael Oretade is running for public office in Hartford, but the activist is no stranger to the public

Hartford resident Michael Oretade calls himself an urban renaissance man. Among the titles the 29-year-old Oretade can claim are activist, teacher, student, hip-hop artist, the former owner of a record label and comic book writer. And, as of this past spring, he added one more to the list: candidate. Continue reading

The US Needs a Strong Independent Third Party

Parties, Endorsements and the Media are NOT What Voters Think They Are – Voters Must Do their Own Research I recently ran for CA State Assembly as an independent third-party candidate. I ran in a Northern CA Assembly primary race that featured 7 candidates including 5 Democrats, 1 Republican and me running as a Green. Continue reading

PA Green Party Candidate on “Boomers & Stickers”

By Michael Bagdes-Canning, Green Party Candidate for PA Lt. Governor When I received the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) endorsement to be their candidate for Lieutenant Governor, I spent some time thinking about how my life has changed in the last 40 years and how much I have learned.  When my wife, Karen, and I moved into our homeplace 40 years ago, seven acres were scarred by an active strip mine. The house had suffered from years of neglect. The Butler, PA, economy, too, was in tatters: jobs had been extracted to warmer climes and the exodus of young people had already begun. My parents were beside themselves –  not only did we move into a ramshackle home on an abused piece of land, we moved into a “depressed economy.” Continue reading

We need to talk about what’s going on

"It is my belief that 'those closest to the problems are closest to the solutions but have the least amount of resources'. All people have value. We have the responsibility to exercise our right for democracy."​ Sharyl McFarland is a Milwaukee organizer and the Wisconsin Green Party candidate for Secretary of State who has spent decades working for social justice and human rights. Her advocacy work addresses problems common in Wisconsin and across the United States, including voter suppression, racial inequalities, mass incarceration, homelessness, rights for immigrants, poverty, the lack of adequate transportation, healthcare, and more. Continue reading

Confidence in the Supreme Court?

Kiel Corkran (r) is out on Rainbow Blvd with other activists to show his support for the campaign to defeat the anti-abortion constitutional amendment! Americans’ confidence in the Supreme Court was already at an all time low before the Court issued its decision on Friday. Kiel Cochran believes that the following decision by the court to overturn Roe v Wade was the incorrect one as taking away a woman’s ability to control their own bodies goes against the foundations that make up our most basic rights as free citizens of this country! Kiel believes that at its core we conclude several things about the future of our society, but he finds these 5 to be important. Continue reading

Thinking Green with Michelle Louise Bicking

Thinking Green Host Rona interviews Michelle Louise Bicking on her campaign as the Connecticut Green Party candidate for Governor. Continue reading

Justin Paglino: Vote Your Values

On this July 4, as we reflect on the history and the state of our nation, I want everyone to know that, at least in my Congressional District (CT-03), Medicare for All will once again be on the ballot, along with Ranked Choice Voting (for multiparty democracy), a Universal Carbon Income (tax and dividend), an Economy for the 99%, and a Foreign Policy seeking Peace instead of Profit.  In other words, your values will be on the ballot, and I ask you to vote for them. Continue reading

Greens Cry Foul on Ballot Access Process for Independent Candidates

The Green Party of New York gubernatorial ticket expressed its outrage today at the ballot access process for independent candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor in New York. On Monday, June 27, the state Board of Elections ruled as invalid the independent nominating petitions of the Green Party and all four other gubernatorial candidates who are not already on the ballot as the Democratic and Republican candidates on the grounds of insufficient signatures. The other petitions were for the Libertarian, Unite, Freedom, and New Visions candidates. Continue reading