Green Party 2017 August / September election report
At least ten Greens ran in local elections in August and September 2017, including six in three contested Green Party partisan municipal primaries in Arizona and New York. One Green incumbent was re-elected to a water board in California.
Overall 65 Greens in 15 states have run in 2017 elections through September 20, 2017, with at least 22 elected nationwide http://www.gp.org/2017_elections_mid_year_report. Additionally, a sitting member of the Maine House of Representatives registered Green while in office, as did a sitting City Councilmember in California registered Green while in office.
This brings the total number of Greens holding elected office in the U.S. as of September 26, 2017 to at least 141 in 18 states. Among them are also five county supervisors, 19 mayors/city council members and 35 college and school board members.
Election Results - August and September 2017
August 3 - California (1) - municipal general election
2nd/3 for 1 seat; 23 votes, 22.8%
August 29 - Arizona (2) Green Party municipal primary
Mike Cease, City Council, Tucson (Pima County)
1st/2 for one seat; 55 votes, 64.71% WINS PRIMARY, Advances to November general election
Michael Oatman, City Council, Tucson (Pima County)
2nd/2 for one seat; 37 votes, 31.77%
August 29 - California (1) - municipal general election
William Stokem, Board of Directors. Mendocino County Waterworks District II Granite Bay (Mendocino County) incumbent
1st/1 for one seat - August 29 election ELECTED
September 12 - New York (4) Green Party municipal primaries
Daniel Platt, Mayor, Albany (Albany County)
1st/2 for one seat; 17 votes, 53.13% results not final
Bryan Jimenez, Mayor, Albany (Albany County)
2nd/2 for one seat; 15 votes, 46.88% results not final
Jabari Brisport, City Council, District 35, New York City (Brooklyn)
1st/4 for two seats; 31 votes, 88.57% WINS PRIMARY, Advances to November general election
Scott Hutchins, City Council, District 35, New York City (Brooklyn)
1st/4 for two seats; 4 votes, 11.43%
September 19 - Wisconsin (1) - Municipal primary election
Fabi Maldonado, Mayor, Racine (Racine County)
5th/6 for two seats, 180 votes, 2.38%
September 25 - Massachusetts (1) - Preliminary election
Darlene Elias, City Council, Ward 3, Holyoke (Hampden County)
2nd/3 for two seats, 24% WINS PRELIMINARY, Advances to November general election
The states with victories so far in 2017 are Illinois (7), Massachusetts (4), Maine (3), California and Oregon (2) and Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Wisconsin with one each. Currently the states with the most Greens holding elected office overall are California with 69, followed by Illinois and Maine with nine each, Connecticut and Massachusetts with eight each, and Pennsylvania with seven.
Green candidates per state in through September 2017 have been , Arizona (2) California (8), Connecticut (1), Illinois (11), Maine (3), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (5), Missouri (7), New York (7), Ohio (4), Oregon (7), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (3) and Wisconsin (4).
Next elections for U.S. Greens include November regular partisan state legislative general elections in New Jersey and Virginia, some state legislative special elections in Michigan and Missouri, and municipal and county general elections in November in several states.