Stein tops 80% in Arizona Green Party presidential primary

arizonaWith 85% of precincts reporting, Jill Stein has easily won the Arizona Green Party presidential primary, receiving 567 votes, or 82% of the total, to Kent Mesplay’s 125 (18%). Stein and Mesplay were the only candidates on the Green primary ballot.

Mesplay wrote on Facebook during the day Tuesday, “Doing handyman work in Arizona, and I’m on the ballot for president!”

UPDATE: Final results show Stein with 609 votes (81%) to Mesplay’s 139 votes (19%).


Arizona Greens to host Mesplay-Stein debate on March 12

arizonaThe two Green Party candidates on the Arizona presidential primary ballot, Kent Mesplay and Jill Stein, will appear at a town hall/debate on Saturday, March 12 in Mesa.

The 1:00 p.m. event at the Mesa Public Library is hosted by the Arizona Green Party and the Green Party of Maricopa County. State co-chair Angel Torres said, “This will be the third Green Party presidential candidate debate that we have hosted [following 2008 and 2012]. Our registered Greens should take advantage of this opportunity to attend, and find out where the candidates stand on the important issues facing Arizona, our nation, and our world.”

Mesplay and Stein will both be campaigning in Arizona March 10-12. The primary is on March 22.


Green Party presidential primary calendar

primaryThis is a partial list of Green Party state-level presidential nominating events. This list will be updated when possible, and all available results will be posted on Green Party Watch.



  • Arizona: Primary (March 22)
  • California: Primary (June 7)
  • Colorado: State party meeting (April 3)
  • Delaware: Convention (May)
  • District of Columbia: Primary (June 14)
  • Illinois: Online voting (Jan. 25-Feb. 14), Primary (March 15)
  • Maine: Primary (June 14)
  • Massachusetts: Primary (March 1)
  • Minnesota: Caucus (March 1)
  • Nebraska: Convention (TBD)
  • New York: Convention (June 11)
  • Ohio: Primary (March 15), Convention (April 3)
  • Texas: Convention (April 9-10)

The Green Party of the United States has recognized five presidential candidates: Darryl Cherney, Bill Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, and Jill Stein. States have different standards for listing candidates in their primaries, so not all candidates will be on all primary ballots.The nominees for president and vice president will be selected at the Green National Convention in Houston, August 4-7.


Upcoming Green Party conventions in NY, AZ, MA, PA, SC, ME, CA

From p Green Party US new logoGreen Party US:

Spring is the time for annual conventions of many of our affiliated State & Local Green Parties. A partial list of upcoming meetings is listed here, including New York, Arizona, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Maine, and California.

Conventions have already been held in New Jersey & Illinois. Our hardy Greens in Maine held their annual meeting in January.

Campaign School and Spring Nominating Convention Syracuse, New York
Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17th

Saturday, May 30 in Flagstaff

The Arizona Green Party (AZGP) invites all registered Greens & guests to attend our next General Membership meeting & 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, May 30 in Worcester

Our theme, Healing Our Communities, is intended to set the tone of positive engagement and particularly encouraging and empowering people to run for elected office.

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Arizona Green Party regains ballot status

angeltorresFrom the Arizona Republic:

After a two-year absence, the Arizona Green Party has regained ballot status.

That means Green candidates will have an easier path to get on the ballot in 2016 and 2018.

The party, which says it has 5,600 members statewide, lost ballot status after the 2012 election, when its nominee for U.S. president failed to receive at least 5 percent of the votes cast in Arizona for that office. As a result, in 2014 any Green Party members seeking office were effectively treated as an independent candidate, which triggers a much-higher threshold for voter signatures to qualify for the ballot. Continue Reading


Green Party makes progress on ballot access in 2014

From Ballot Access News:

p Green Party US new logoThe Green Party is now on the ballot for president in 2016 in nineteen states. By contrast, four years ago it was on in fourteen states. For purposes of this sentence, the District of Columbia is treated as a state.

The Arizona Green Party submitted 30,000 signatures on November 14, so in all likelihood it will soon be on in Arizona. It has almost finished its Maryland petition drive and expects to submit those signatures in December, so it will probably soon be on in 21 states, the most it has ever had following a midterm election.

Relative to four years ago, the Green Party has gained Delaware, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin.


Arizona Greens Endorse Four Candidates

Phoenix, AZ—The Arizona Green Party (AZGP) has endorsed four candidates for the 2012 General Election. All of the candidates were vetted and interviewed at least twice by members of the AZGP State Committee. In order to receive an endorsement, prospective Green Party candidates must show support for the Green Party Ten Key Values and national Green Party-US Platform. The following candidates have been endorsed:

Salle Hunter, AZGP 1st vice co-chair stated, “AZGP conducts an extensive interview process with potential Green Party candidates. Our registered Greens statewide can vote with confidence for our endorsed candidates. I’m very pleased with our endorsed candidates for this election cycle.”

Daniel Pout is an ASU student pursuing his PhD in Political Science. In regards to his campaign for Corporation Commission, he said, “I want to draw attention to the large profits of the utility monopolies that come at the expense of Arizonans and our environment. We need a Commission that stands unequivocally on the side of the people.”

Mark Salazar, an electrical engineer who also has an MBA, stated why he is running for Congress as a Green Party candidate: “I will bring a spirit of cooperation to Congress that can enable us to improve the quality of life for all Americans; economically, environmentally and peacefully.”

The mission of the Arizona Green Party (AZGP) is to build and sustain an alternative, progressive political party that promotes and practices the Ten Key Values. We do not accept corporate donations and uniquely rely on the generosity of individual donors and volunteers. The four pillars of the Green Party are Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice, Ecological Wisdom, and Non-violence.


Two seek Green nomination in Arizona US House special election

Ballot Access News reports:

Arizona holds a special election on June 12 the fill the vacant U.S. House seat, 8th district. Each of the qualified parties has its own primary on April 17. …  Two Greens are running against each other in the Green Party primary, Charlie Manolakis and Richard Grayson (who is a declared write-in candidate).

Read the full story at Ballot Access News.


Jill Stein Solid Gold in Arizona Green Party Primary

As of 9:30 PM Mountain Time, Jill Stein is at 70% in the Arizona Green Party Presidential Preference Primary, with 482 of 722 precincts reporting. Unofficial results are being posted here.


722 of 722 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
69.17% 350
5.93% 30
7.31% 37
7.91% 40
6.92% 35
2.77% 14

As pointed out in the comments, the Arizona Green Party intends to recognize only votes for Mesplay and Stein. Since Arizona was allocated 5 Delegates, depending on what type of formula they use Jill Stein will either take all 5 Delegates or four of the five. ~Ron

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