Illinois Greens win in five local races

From the Green Party of Illinois:

p jessica bradshawWhile most of Tuesday’s elections were officially nonpartisan, Illinois Green Party members competed in elections across the state, with five candidates winning their races, based on unofficial results. If these wins hold, the ILGP’s number of officeholders statewide would grow to 10.

The big win of the night belongs to Green Party member Jessica Bradshaw, who appears to have been elected to Carbondale City Council in a hard-fought nonpartisan race. In the 12-candidate race for three city council seats, Bradshaw came in third and earned 677 697 votes, or 15.59%, with 100% of precincts reporting, according to unofficial returns.

“We knocked on over 4,000 doors in just a few months,” said Bradshaw. “It was hard work, but it showed that the way to win is by getting to know, and listening to, the people.” Continue Reading


Illinois Green Party legislative nominee wins ballot access lawsuit

Richard Winger reports at Ballot Access News:

On July 21, a Circuit Court in Cook County ruled that Kenneth Williams should remain on the November ballot as a candidate for State Representative, 29th district.  Williams was nominated by the Green Party after the February 2010 primary.  No one had run for the office in the Green Party primary.  Illinois law lets qualified parties make nominations after the primary, by party meeting, if no one was nominated in the primary. Continue Reading