List of 73 Green Party Candidates running for State Legislature

73 Green Party candidates are seeking election to state legislative offices around the nation.

Illinois is fielding the largest slate of state legislative candidates at 18, followed by Maine with 10, Michigan with 7, Arkansas & Connecticut with 6 a piece. Other states with state legislative candidates include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia.

These candidates are on top of 69 Green Party candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, 7 candidates for U.S. Senate, and 2 candidates for Governor. There are over 200 Green Party candidates on the ballot on Nov. 4 (or Dec. 6).

Below is a list of the 73 candidates running for State legislature:

  • Conrad Harvin – Arkansas – State Representative Dist. 33
  • Richard Carroll – Arkansas – State Representative Dist. 39
  • Gene Mason – Arkansas – State Representative Dist. 42
  • Brian Barnett – Arkansas – State Representative Dist 50
  • Mary Boley – Arkansas – State Representative Dist. 68
  • Wendy Crow – Arkansas – State Representative Dist. 90
  • Celeste Castorena – Arizona – State Representative Dist. 12
  • Kent Solberg – Arizona – State Representative Dist. 27
  • Jack Lindblad – California – State Assembly Dist. 39
  • Tony D’Lallo – Colorado – State House Dist. 34
  • Mike DeRosa – Connecticut – State Senate Dist. 1
  • Colin Bennett – Connecticut – State Senate Dist. 33
  • Zachary Chaves – Connecticut – State Senate Dist. 36
  • Martha Kelly – Connecticut – State Representative Dist. 6
  • Kenric Hanson – Connecticut – State Representative Dist. 39
  • Remy Chevalier – Connecticut – State Representative Dist. 135
  • Anthony Joseph Mauro – Florida – State Senate Dist. 25
  • Aniana H. Robas – Florida – State Senate Dist. 27
  • Sarah Roman – Florida – State Representative Dist. 44
  • Horatio Lemus IV – Florida – State Representative Dist. 69
  • Kristina Wright – Florida – State Representative Dist. 81
  • Tom Durkin – Illinois – State Senate Dist. 7
  • John Basco – Illinois – State Senate Dist. 21
  • Ante Marijan – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 2
  • Tim Quirk – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 12
  • John Beacham – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 14
  • Rita Maniotis – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 21
  • Jeremy Karpen – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 39
  • Heather Benno – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 40
  • Kevin O’Connor – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 41
  • Dane Willman – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 43
  • Sandy Lezon – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 50
  • Rob Sherman – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 53
  • Dan Kairis – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 55
  • Gerry Woods – Illinois – State Representative Dist 68
  • James Dusing – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 70
  • Gerard Schmitt – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 95
  • Jennifer Witt – Illinois – State Representative Dist. 96
  • Charlie Howe – Illinois – General Assembly Dist 115
  • Chris Moeller – Iowa – State Representative Dist. 66
  • William Linell – Maine – State Senate Dist. 8
  • Jason Bergquist – Maine – State Senate Dist. 10
  • Lisa Hazel Willey – Maine – State Senate Dist 12
  • David Frans – Maine – State Representative Dist. 66
  • Ruth Dean – Maine – State Representative Dist. 101
  • Michael Wakefield – Maine – State Representative Dist. 110
  • Michael Hiltz – Maine – State Representative Dist. 115
  • Joshua Miller – Maine – State Representative DIst. 118
  • Dan Jenkins – Maine – State Representative Dist. 119
  • Sandy Amborn – Maine – State Representative Dist. 120
  • Steven Baer – Massachusetts – State Senate 2nd Worcester Dist.
  • Frank Vitale – Michigan – State Representative Dist. 3
  • Derek Grigsby – Michigan – State Representative Dist. 7
  • Jody Beaubien – Michigan – State Representative Dist. 24
  • Richard Kuszmar – Michigan – State Representative Dist. 25
  • Shelly Bane – Michigan – State Representative Dist. 27
  • Franklin Delano Harden – Michigan – State Representative Dist. 35
  • Matt Erard – Michigan – State Representative Dist. 53
  • Allan Hancock – Minnesota – State House Dist 46B
  • Farheen Hakeem – Minnesota – State House Dist 61B
  • Colin Lee – Minnesota – State House Dist 36A
  • Tim Kettler – Ohio – State Senate Dist. 20
  • Dennis Spisak – Ohio – State House Dist. 60
  • Chris Extine – Oregon – State Representative Dist. 42
  • Jonah McAllister-Erikson – Pennsylvania – State Representative Dist. 21
  • Liz Hughes – Pennsylvania – State Representative Dist. 23
  • Jay Sweeney – Pennsylvania – State Representative Dist. 111
  • Guy Gray – Pennsylvania – State Representative Dist. 133
  • Christopher Winter – Washington – State Representative Dist. 9 pos. 2
  • Howard Pellett – Washington – State Representative Dist 40 pos. 2
  • Andy Waddell – West Virginia – State Senate Dist. 11
  • Robin Mills – West Virginia – House of Delegates Dist. 51
  • John Welbourn – West Virginia – House of Delegates Dist. 30

This information was culled from the Green Party Election Database.

  1. Ronald Hardy says:

    I should add that I have added these to the “List of Green Candidates” page that is linked to from the left sidebar.

    I will try to add to that list over the weekend with other offices.

    If you notice any names missing from these lists please let us know.

  2. Richard Kuszmar says:

    It would have been nice if you had spelled my name right in case someone wanted to pull me up on the web.
    Richard KUSZMAR

  3. Ronald Hardy says:

    Fixed it, Richard. My apologies.

  4. Richard Kuszmar says:

    Thank You
    Richard

  5. Way to go Illinois! And good luck Florida! Its good to see another it’s good to see another state getting after it down here in the Sunny part of the country!

  6. Ronald Hardy says:

    Well good luck to YOU Rebekah! We’ll be following your race closely here.

  7. Good luck. says:

    Winning state and local elections should be the top priority for the Green Party right now, IMO.

  8. Well, there are a few reasons why Greens (and other parties in the same legal situation) in various states have to give some priority to higher-level candidacies. The most obvious one is protecting ballot status. And in Michigan (and howmany other states?), you can’t be on the ballot locally only — you must be statewide or you’re stuck in Petition City or Write-In Junction.

    But there is also the rallying, uniting, and inspiring effect a larger campaign can have. And running only low-level campaigns doesn’t always give you much chance to make points about the bigger issues all “other” parties believe in, all the disagreements we have with the “big two” minority parties. (I sometimes use that phrase because I think no party has a majority of the population in its membership.)

    I don’t presume it’s only Greens who believe in thinking globally while acting locally — but I know we do believe in both. And Tip O’Neill’s famous saying that “All politics is local” points both ways. . . .
    And I know it’s true of Greens in particular, and I suspect it do believe

  9. (Whoops! Please ignore that last sentence fragment; it’s what my sister would call a “word-process-o”.)

  10. Not A Green says:

    You’re Being Duped! Horacio Lemus is NOT a Green! He’s a GOP plant.

    http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20081101/ARTICLE/811010339/-1/NEWSSITEMAP

  11. Ronald Hardy says:

    We’re fully aware of the mysterious “Florida Five”, and have reported on it several times this year.

    All five of them are listed here because, well, they are on the ballot as Greens. We will be watching their races closely.

  12. Gregg Jocoy says:

    Antonio Williams, a member of the South Carolina Green Party steering committee and one of our nominees for US Congress in 2006, is running for the South Carolina State House of Representatives from District 74, running as the only competition to the incumbent Democrat.

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