Last week we posted about the six candidates running for US Senate on the Green Party ticket this year.
The Green Party also has 64 candidates on the ballot for US House of Representatives across the country, from Delaware to Arkansas, Texas to New York. This is up from 58 House candidates in 2010, and the 59 House candidates in 2008. In fact, it is the most House races run in a single year for the Green Party since 2002, when 69 candidates stepped up after Ralph Nader’s historic Presidential campaign of 2000. This may be largely attributed to Texas, where newly established ballot access has resulted in 13 candidates for the US House, the most in any single state this year.
A few facts about past Green Party campaigns for US House of Representatives. The most votes picked up by a Green Party candidate for US House since 2006 is 64,606 by Deb McFarland in her 2008 campaign in Arkansas. She was the only candidate running in the second CD against Democrat incumbent Vic Snyder. She won 23% of the vote, also the highest percentage of the vote for a House candidate since 2006. Jason Wallace (IL – 2008) holds the record for most votes in a three way race (22,309) since 2006, while Keith Ware (DC – 2006) holds the record for the highest percent of the vote (12.65%) in a three way race since 2006. Mr. Ware finished in second place in that campaign, ahead of the Republican candidate.
I wish there were more time to provide more information here about each of their campaigns, but there isn’t. We will increase the number of links and stories we share on our Facebook page over the next three days up until the election. A list of all Green Party candidates in 2012 can be seen here, or by searching the GP.ORG Election Database.
- Mark Salazar (AZ-6)
- Jacob Holloway (AR-1)
- Barbara Ward (AR-2)
Rebekah Kennedy (AR-3) – Rebekah Kennedy is a Fort Worth attorney, who in 2008 got over 200,000 votes running for US Senate for 20.56% of the vote in a head to head match up with Democrat Mark Prior. She also ran for Attorney General in 2006 and 2010, pulling in 33,338 votes in 06 (4.4%) and 193,658 votes in 2010 (26.7%). This year running for the House of Representatives in CD-3, she faces incumbent Republican Steve Womack, and Libertarian candidate David Pangrac after the Democrat dropped out of the race. Polling in this race is interesting: Womack (R) 58%; Kennedy (G) 15.5%; Pangrac (L) 6%; Undecided 20.5%.
- Joshua Drake (AR-4)
California (California’s Top Two Primary means that the following candidates “lost” on the June 5th Primary)
- Barry Hermanson (CA-12) 3rd of 6, 6398 votes (5.4%)
- Carol Brouillet (CA-14) 4th of 4, 5612 votes (4%)
- Eric Petersen (CA-20) 5th of 7, 2140 votes (2%)
- Michael Powelson (CA-30) 6th of 7, 1976 votes (2.1%)
- David Steinman (CA-33) 6th of 8, 3938 votes (3.5%)
- Anthony Vieyra (CA-35) 3rd of 3, 6372 votes (18.6%)
- Nancy Wade (IL-5) – Nancy Wade is a long time activist and community organizer in Chicago. After working with Moveon.org, Nancy Wade chose to run for Congress to give voters a true progressive candidate to vote for on Nov. 6.
- Paula Bradshaw (IL-12) – Paula Bradshaw is an emergency room nurse and partner of former gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney. She is running for Congress to protect our country from further harm and to heal the assaults already inflicted on our Bill of Rights and civil society.
- Ellis Boal: US Representative/Congressional District 01
- William J. Opalicky: US Representative/Congressional District 02
- Pat Timmons: US Representative/Congressional District 04
- Richard E. Wunsch: US Representative/Congressional District 07
- Julia Williams: US Representative/Congressional District 09
- Steven Paul Duke: US Representative/Congressional District 11
- Douglas Campbell: US Representative/Congressional District 14
- Evergreen Chou (NY-6)
- Colin Beavan (NY-8)
- Vivia Morgen (NY-9)
- Hank Bardel (NY-11)
- Anthony Gronowicz (NY-14)
- Joseph Diaferia (NY-16)
- Donald Hassig (NY-21)
- Ursula Rozum (NY-24)
- Steven Reynolds – (OR-01) [note: fusion candidate with Progressive and Libertarian Parties]
- Woody Broadnax – (OR-03)
- Christina Lugo – (OR-05)
- Jeff Sumerel – (SC-04)
- Nammu Muhammad – (SC-06)
- Bob Smith- (TN-01)
- Norris Dryer – (TN-02)
- John Miglietta – (TN-05)
- Pat Riley – (TN-06)
- Howard Switzer – (TN-07)
- Mark Roberts – (TX-02)
- Brandon Parmer – (TX-06)
- Lance Findley – (TX-07)
- Vanessa Foster – (TX-09)
Keith Houston – (TX-13)
- Rhett Smith (TX-14)
- Antonio Diaz – (TX-20)
- Don Cook – (TX-22)
- Ed Scharf – (TX-23)
- Michael Cary – (TX-28)
- Maria Selva – (TX-29)
- Ed Lindsay – (TX-33)
- Meghan Owen – (TX-35)