G. Lee Aikin, a District of Columbia Statehood Green Party candidate for the D.C. council, won the D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Commission straw poll in her at-large race. Aikin finished second behind Democrat Robert White; the top two candidates were declared victors in the top-two race.
There are eight declared or potential candidates in the race. In the straw poll, Aikin topped the two incumbents — one Democrat, one independent — who are seeking re-election.
From the DC Statehood Green Party:
WASHINGTON, DC — Local DC Statehood Green Party candidates and Green Party presidential candidates will be featured at the Statehood Green Party’s 2012 convention on Saturday, March 31 in Washington, DC. The convention will begin at 10:30 am and conclude at 3 pm and will take place at Earth Things 4 U, 1324 Florida Avenue NE.
The candidates will participate in the April 3 primary election in the District of Columbia. The two Green presidential contenders are Jill Stein, who will be on the primary ballot, and Roseanne Barr, who announced her campaign after the deadline to get on the ballot and will be a write-in candidate. Dr. Stein and Ms. Barr are competing for the Green Party’s nomination, which will be decided at the 2012 Green National Convention in Baltimore, Md., July 12-15 (http://www.gpconvention2012.com).
The presidential candidates will address the DC Statehood Green convention remotely via Skype. The convention will be broadcast online on the Green Party’s Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus). Continue Reading