Pennsylvania Candidates Make Ballot
August 4, 2010 in State Party News
All Green Party Candidates Meet PA Signature Requirements
Packer files for Specter’s U.S. Senate seat; Bortz seeks spot in Congress Five others vie for State Representative
Harrisburg, PA – On Monday, August 2, 2010, Green Party candidates successfully filed all nominating papers (petitions) with the Bureau of Commissions and Elections allowing all candidates to compete in the general election in November. Congratulations to all candidates, petitioners, and supporters.
Ed Bortz (http://www.edbortzforcongress.org/), Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the 14th District of Pennsylvania filed more than 9,900 signatures, more than twice the minimum requirement for ballot access.
Mel Packer (http://melpacker.com/), Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate also satisfied the statewide signature requirement, as did all Green Party candidates for Representative in the General Assembly. Packer works as a Physician Assistant in an emergency room in Pittsburgh. Prior to becoming a PA, he was a Teamster and helped organize Teamsters for a Democratic Union, a rank-and-file union democracy movement. Packer was recently on the board of the Thomas Merton Center, a nationally-known peace and social justice center.
Green Party Candidates in 2010:
Mel Packer, U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania
Ed Bortz, U.S. Congress, District 14
Hugh Giordano, Representative in the General Assembly, District 194
Rex D’Agostino, Representative in the General Assembly, District 183
Jay Sweeney, Representative in the General Assembly, District 111
Edward Bonsell, Representative in the General Assembly, District 53
Charles “Skip” Moyer, Representative in the General Assembly, District 145
Volunteers are needed for all of the Green Party campaigns. Please contact GPPA for more information.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania is an independent political party that stands in opposition to the two corporate parties. The Green Party of Pennsylvania stands for grassroots democracy, sustainable economics, nonviolence, and ecology.