With a slate of 6 candidates running for local offices including mayor, city council, school board and sheriff, the Green Party of Rochester, NY is shaking up the city’s elections, normally one-party affairs dominated by the Democratic Party. Here are some recent stories about Rochester Greens:
From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
The local Green Party announced a first-ever slate of city candidates on Wednesday, hoping to break Democrats’ grip on City Hall and the school board.
Others have run for local office. But this is the first year that the Green Party fielded a slate of city candidates: Alex White for mayor; Drew Langdon, David Atias and Dorothy Paige for City Council; and Lori Thomas for school board.
White is the most recognizable Green, a small-business owner and past candidate for City Council and, more recently, for mayor. Continue Reading