Green Party of Texas Runs 21
The Green Party of Texas has announced that 21 Greens have filed to run for office in 2010, from Governor to four candidates for County Clerk. This looks like a great field, and a great year to do it.
If the GP of Texas can get the signatures to qualify for the ballot, a 5% showing in a state wide race would secure ballot access for the Green Party in Texas through 2012.
As reported at Ballot Access News, Texas Democrats are not running a candidate for State Comptroller. This may make it very likely that the Libertarians, Greens, and Constitution Party candidates for that office can surpass that 5% mark to secure ballot access in Texas through 2012. The Green Party candidate for State Comptroller is Edward Lindsay.
The full press release from the Green Party of Texas is below.
January 14, 2010
The Green Party of Texas announces that 21 candidates have filed to run for nomination by the Green Party in 2010 for a variety of state, district and county offices.
Thomas Muhammad, Co-chair of GPTX, spoke on the quality of the candidates as a whole. “The Green Party of Texas is extremely excited about the wonderful slate of candidates who’ve put themselves up for our 2010 election cycle. We look forward to an agressive campaign through the June convention. We will then work with our final slate to run hard as our party moves to break the dominating two-party system in our state. This is the type of work our party was created for, so we say to all Greens and to Texans one and all who love true democracy let the campaign season begin!”
The full slate of candidates and offices sought:
Bart Boyce Governor
Deb Shafto Governor
Herb Gonzales, Jr Lieutenant Governor
Edward Lindsay Comptroller of Public Accounts
Art Browning RR Commissioner
George Reiter US Congressional Representative, District 9
Jim Howe US Congressional Representative, District 11
Ed Scharf US Congressional Representative, District 23
Phil Snyder, PhD State Board of Education, District 4
Paul Cardwell State Board of Education, District 9
J D Porter State Board of Education, District 10
Ryan Seward State Representative, District 94
Joel West State Representative, District 144
Don Cook County Clerk, Harris County
Roger Baker County Clerk, Travis County
Earl Lyons County Clerk, Bexar County
kat swift County Commissioner, Pct 2, Bexar County
Chuck Robinson Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1, Bexar County
Joy Vidheecharoen-Glatz Justice of the Peace, Pct 3, Dallas County
Jeffrey Dale Glatz County Surveyor, Dallas County
Esther Choi County Clerk, Dallas County
Green Party precinct conventions will kick off election events at 7 PM on March 9, 2010, across the state.
In order to obtain a ballot line in the November election, the number of participants at precinct conventions can be supplemented by petition signers requesting Green Party ballot status. Petitions will be circulated for a 75 day period starting on March 10, the day after the precinct conventions. The number signing or attending precinct conventions must total at least one percent of the total number of votes received by all candidates for governor in the most recent gubernatorial general election, around 44,000 voters.
“This is a TALL order, but we’re Texans and we’re up to the challenge!” is the enthusiastic endorsement of Co-chair Christine Morshedi.