Dirk Langeveld at the New London Patch has published 5 Green candidates’ responses to a questionnaire sent to all local candidates. Jessica Cartagena, Kenric Hanson, and Joan Sullivan Cooper are running for City Council. Ronna Stuller and Mirna Martinez are running for the Board of Education. With 5 local candidates, the New London Greens are one of the most electorally active Green Party chapters in the country this year.
Christy Wood reports at the New London Patch about the Green Party’s nomination of candidates for local office in New London, Connecticut:
For City Council, the Greens are fielding three candidates: Joan Sullivan, Jessica Cartagena and Ken Hansen. Sullivan and Cartagena spoke to the Greens about their positions. Sullivan noted her opposition to the proposed sale of Riverside Park. “Different socioeconomic groups use it,” she said. “Not everyone can afford to go to the beach.” Cartagena said that it was important that New Londoners see young people in the community who care about change.
For the Board of Education, the Greens nominated two candidates: Ronna Stuller and Myrna Martinez. Stuller is the first Green to actually hold a seat on the New London Board of Education, and she will run for that seat again this year. Martinez, a former teacher now raising young children, wants to see school children integrated more into the city. She hopes to use New London’s art galleries and cultural activities as an “alternative classroom.”
The New London Green Party currently has two officeholders, City Councillor John Russell and Board of Education member Ronna Stuller.