Kenton Adler Announces Arkansas Congressional Campaign

December 20, 2009 in Congressional Campaigns, State Party News

Batesville resident Kenton Adler has formally announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives from the First District of Arkansas. Nominated by The Green Party of Arkansas, he will likely face incumbent Democrat Congressman Marion Berry and Republican hopeful Rick Crawford in the 2010 election. Adler is an Arkansas native — born in Camden in 1956. His family moved to the Denver metropolitan area in 1965. He returned to Arkansas in 1992 and lived in Fayetteville for six years before settling in Batesville.

Adler received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy after serving 1976-1980 as a meteorologist. His duty stations included the Naval Air Station at Memphis, the island of Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory, and on board the U.S.S Enterprise. Adler was voted Honor Recruit by the men in his boot camp training company. He received meritorious advancements on two occasions, and was an E-5 at the time of his discharge. Adler was awarded a Good Conduct Medal and the Naval and Marine Corp Expeditionary Medal. His work included participating in a supervisory role in one of the first worldwide experiments measuring incoming and outgoing solar radiation in 1979.

Returning to Colorado after the service, Adler attended Metropolitan State College of Denver, and received his bachelorÕs degree in visual communications and psychology. He worked in commercial printing and also played guitar in several rock bands. He was known as a talented singer-songwriter in the Denver area. He later took a job as an art instructor with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and eventually became a learning center supervisor where he helped inner city youth improve their academic skills with a focus on using logic, creativity and critical thinking.

In 1992, Adler decided to return to Arkansas, and he opened a small business selling vintage guitars. He then attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas where he studied American history.

In 1995, Adler was hired by the UofA Computing Services where he wrote two major grant proposals totaling over $6 million which helped to extend the state-wide Internet backbone for ARKnet. This allowed for Internet access to many smaller institutions of higher education including several in District One. That same year, he also began playing the Highland bagpipe as a member of The Ozark Highlanders Pipe Band.

The bagpipes eventually led him to Batesville during the Arkansas Scottish Festival and introduced him to Lyon College. He applied for a job at Lyon, so he could work and live in Batesville and play with the internationally recognized college pipe band. He currently holds the position of academic computing coordinator at the institution. Adler is also in the middle of his second term on the Executive Committee of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. The association covers most of the eastern portion of the country and has over 2,000 solo members and over 200 bands. The committee oversees administrative duties of the association.

Kenton originally became interested in the Green Party because it offered a viable alternative to forcing a vote for either a Democrat or a Republican candidate — particularly important now as real differences between the two parties have become noticeably less.

As he learned more about the Green platform, Adler realized it conformed very closely to his personal political positions. The Green Party represents a progressive philosophy in the tradition of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. It represents such things as strong personal integrity, reform in areas where it is needed, personal choice and responsibility, social justice, stewardship of the environment and real equality regardless of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation. Adler is in favor of realistic government-backed health care reform that provides for all citizens. He is a supporter of local agriculture, small businesses and a strong local economy. He also looks forward to working to advance alternative energy sources. He is ready to see an end to government waste, the blocking of personal choice, government interference with civil liberties, and hopes to help rid the country of “good old boy networks” and outdated cracker barrel politics.

“I recognize the world as a dynamic place that is constantly changing,” said Adler. “Our government talks about change, but really seems to go on about business as usual, year after year. It usually benefits the privileged few at the expense of the many. It is time for that paradigm to change in a significant manner. I intend to fight for that kind of change.”

Adler is married to Nancy Love, and both are very involved with life in and around Lyon College. They also enjoy the numerous outdoor activities presented by residing in such an environmentally rich location. For more information about Adler, visit his personal website at www.kenadlerforcongress.org.

From Press Release

11 responses to Kenton Adler Announces Arkansas Congressional Campaign

  1. Congratulations to Ken and Arkansas Greens. Best of luck on the campaign trail!

  2. Will the Green Party and candidate Kenton Adler will join in the campaign for UN inspections under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Diego Garcia, which is part of the Republic of Mauritius according to Section 111 of the Mauritian Constitution and international law. Such inspections become necessary now that the UN Treaty for an African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone (known as the Pelindaba Treaty) has recently come into operation, because Diego Garcia, being part of Mauritius, is part of the African Union and must therefore be known to be free of nuclear weapons. Diego Garcia, US military base is known to stock nuclear materials and weapons.

  3. Will the Green Party and candidate Kenton Adler join in the campaign for UN inspections under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Diego Garcia, which is part of the Republic of Mauritius according to Section 111 of the Mauritian Constitution and international law. Such inspections become necessary now that the UN Treaty for an African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone (known as the Pelindaba Treaty) has recently come into operation, because Diego Garcia, being part of Mauritius, is part of the African Union and must therefore be known to be free of nuclear weapons. Diego Garcia, US military base is known to stock nuclear materials and weapons.

  4. We here at Third Party Revolution endorse Kenton Adler in his campaign for Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District, along with many other third party and independent candidates seeking public offices nationwide, ranging from local to federal levels.

  5. Thank you for the interest and support folks.

    I am certainly interested in seeing a nuclear weapons free world in the future. Last I heard though, Diego Garcia was part of the British Indian Ocean Territory and has been detached from Maritius for nearly fifty years. Unless something changed, and I doubt it due to the perceived importance to the US as a military outpost, I don’t think the UN will see Diego as a part of the African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone.

    If elected, I will pursue a course of a decrease in U.S. military presence abroad, peaceful solutions to international problems where possible, and a unilateral cessation of nuclear proliferation.

  6. All happy talk aside.

    Is this true? From National GP delegates voting site.

    ID 422 – 2010 GPUS Annual Budget
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    ID 432 – Amendment to Eco-Action Committee PP’s – Eco-Action Committee Fast Track Decision Proposal
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    ID 433 – Approval of Hank Bardel for GPUS Finance Committee
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  7. Shorter Cavlan: I can’t build my own party, so I’ll try to tear down yours instead. Nice try at thread hijacking.

    Back to the subject of this thread: Kenton Adler seems to be a good candidate. The Arkansas Greens have been doing a good job at candidate recruitment. I wish them all the best in the 2010 elections and with their ballot access lawsuit.

  8. Audrey

    Despite your venom, I am simply asking a question here. Since there is no thread here numerous states going to “Temporary Inactive Status” I have to ask it here.

    Is it true? Are you guys actually discussing this

    If so, I and us other “destructo-greens” feel horrifyingly vindicated.

    Damn, so frigging sad.

  9. Yes, it is true.

    This is being done to maintain a proper quorum for the National Committee as well as the Annual National Meeting.

    More info on the proposals is available at:
    http://gp.org/cgi-bin/vote/index

  10. Well thank you Mr Novak.

    Somewhere, I have the email, when I was a GP Delegate, warning that if you all continued on with what you were doing, that it would kill the GP.

    I even made it into a Doctor/Nurses taking care of a sick patient scenario. I begged, I pleaded.

    Then I and the other “destructo-greens” gave up..

    We walked and watched the collapse.

    So frigging sad. None of the membership of the GP ever even got to know about any of this.

    oh well, Carry On, Build, Organize

    To create a real, meaningful and viable alternative to the pro-war, corporate corrupted two party system.

    Buh bye folks..

    Don’t worry, I won’t be back.

  11. “Despite your venom, I am simply asking a question here. Since there is no thread here numerous states going to “Temporary Inactive Status” I have to ask it here.”

    No, the reason why you’re bringing it up here is so that you can divert attention away from the good candidate that the Arkansas Greens are running. It’s rather telling that you can’t find something positive to say about that.

    “I even made it into a Doctor/Nurses taking care of a sick patient scenario. I begged, I pleaded.

    Then I and the other “destructo-greens” gave up..

    We walked and watched the collapse.

    So frigging sad. None of the membership of the GP ever even got to know about any of this. ”

    Your behavior on the NC list proves otherwise. We were united coming out of Reading in 2007 until you, Arnone, Duke, Murphy, and your other pals started launching attacks on other Greens. You refuse to answer my questions about your behavior because honest answers would expose what you were really about: Deliberate sabotage- doing as much damage as you could to the Green Party before walking away and blaming others for the damage you caused.

    You can’t build your new party on hatred of the Greens. Too bad that’s all you have.