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Five Greens to compete in California presidential primary; Stein off P&F ballot

Posted in General on February 9th, 2016 by PJO – Be the first to comment

candidatesThe office of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has released the official list of candidates for the state’s June 7 presidential primary ballot, and, as Ballot Access News writes, “the list has some surprises.”

The Secretary of State added one name “to the Green Party’s list. The state party had not listed Sedinam Curry-Moyowasifa, but the Secretary of State added her anyway. She is a declared candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, and she is on the Massachusetts Green Party’s presidential primary ballot.” The Green Party ballot will list Darryl Cherney, Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein.

In addition, the Secretary of State “deleted one name from the Peace & Freedom list. He deleted Jill Stein, even though she wanted to be on that ballot. It may be that the Secretary of State removed her…because he decided it is improper for anyone to be listed in the presidential primary of two different ballots,” though California has no law to that effect. Gloria Estela La Riva, Lynn Sandra Kahn, and Monica Moorehead will be the only names on the Peace & Freedom Party ballot.

Pennsylvania Greens meet, host presidential candidate forum

Posted in Presidential Campaign, State Party News, State Wide Elections on February 7th, 2016 by PJO – 3 Comments

pennPennsylvania’s Centre Daily News covers the first day of the Green Party of Pennsylvania annual meeting and nominating convention. Presidential candidate Jill Stein, 2012 vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala, and Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Flowers were among the speakers Saturday. The other four recognized presidential candidates — Darryl Cherney, Bill Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry — joined Stein via Skype for a candidate forum later in the day.

State party chair Jay Sweeney told the newspaper that there is “a national slow growth trend among the party. If nothing else, he hopes more people can get involved — if not to join the Green Party, then to become more educated.” He said, “A lot of people agree with the Green Party on the issues, but a lot of people are afraid to make the break. All we are asking is to give Greens a chance.”

Honkala, Flowers to address Green Party of Pennsylvania Annual Meeting

Posted in Presidential Campaign, State Party News, State Wide Elections on February 3rd, 2016 by PJO – Be the first to comment

GPPA_HeadThe Green Party of Pennsylvania Annual Meeting will take place this Saturday, February 6, in State College. The meeting will include a presidential candidate forum featuring all five nationally recognized Green Party candidates, participating in person or via Skype.

In addition, Cheri Honkala of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, the 2012 Green Party vice presidential nominee, and Maryland Green U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Flowers will address the meeting.

Green presidential candidates Cherney, Kreml, Mesplay appear in new videos

Posted in Presidential Campaign on January 23rd, 2016 by PJO – Be the first to comment

Three lengthy videos of Green Party presidential candidates went up on YouTube this weekend.

 

Darryl Cherney posted a 22 1/2-minute video:

 

Bill Kreml addressed party members in a 17-minute video:

 

Kent Mesplay spoke in a 19 1/2-minute video:

Green Party Watch presidential candidate statement series

Posted in Presidential Campaign on January 3rd, 2016 by PJO – Comments Off

GreenParty2016On January 2, Green Party Watch invited the five presidential candidates recognized by the Green Party of the United States — Darryl Cherney, Bill Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, and Jill Stein — to submit statements for publication. The candidates were contacted by email, Facebook, and official campaign websites.

The campaigns were told that statements “will be published verbatim on our site and its Facebook page. Statements will be published without edits or commentary, and may be up to 1,000 words in length. Anything beyond 1,000 words will be cut. Statements will be published in the order I receive them. No images or hyperlinks may be included,” other than “one campaign website address if submitted.” Campaigns have until January 31 to submit a statement.

Mesplay, Stein to compete in Arizona Green Party presidential primary

Posted in Presidential Campaign, State Party News, State Wide Elections on December 15th, 2015 by PJO – Comments Off

arizonaTwo candidates will appear on the Green Party presidential primary ballot in Arizona.

Kent Mesplay and Jill Stein will be listed. The primary is on March 22.

Five candidates to appear on Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party presidential primary ballot

Posted in Presidential Campaign, State Party News, State Wide Elections on December 11th, 2015 by PJO – Comments Off

candidatesThe Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party presidential primary ballot will include all five current or likely candidates for the Green nomination: Darryl Cherney, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein. The ballot order will be determined by a random drawing on Tuesday.

The Green-Rainbow Party is the only party other than the Democrats and Republicans that will have a Massachusetts presidential primary. The voting takes place on March 1.

Stein won the 2012 Massachusetts Green-Rainbow primary over Mesplay and Harley Mikkelson.

Stein maintains lead in Green Party Watch presidential poll, with 63%

Posted in General, Presidential Campaign on November 22nd, 2015 by PJO – Comments Off

pollJill Stein maintains her lead in Green Party Watch’s online poll on the 2016 Green presidential nomination.

So far, Stein is backed by 63% of respondents, with Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry at nine percent, Darryl Cherney at seven percent, Kent Mesplay at three percent, and Bill Kreml at one percent. Seventeen percent prefer “someone else”. You can vote here.

Stein leads GPW online presidential poll with 76%

Posted in General, Presidential Campaign on October 21st, 2015 by PJO – 2 Comments

Jill Stein currently leads the Green Party Watch 2016 Presidential Nomination Poll with 76% of the vote, followed by SKCM Curry at 10%, Darryl Cherney 6%, Bill Kreml 2%, and Kent Mesplay 2%, with five percent saying they prefer “someone else.”

You can vote here in the ongoing unscientific survey.

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Stein makes campaign swing through Texas

Posted in General, Presidential Campaign, State Party News on October 18th, 2015 by PJO – 2 Comments

steinThe Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein “has been touring Texas during the past week, talking to residents across the state about issues ranging from police brutality to fracking concerns. Her stops included time in Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, McAllen, Laredo, Karnes City and San Antonio.” The newspaper notes that Stein faces four rivals for the nomination: “Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, Darryl Cherney, Kent Mesplay and William Kreml.”

The Laredo Morning Times reports Stein was at Texas A&M International University Sunday “to share her presidential platform [with] students and the public. … Originally from Chicago, Stein managed to get the best of the best for her education, graduating from Harvard College for her undergraduate degree and Harvard Medical School for her doctorate.”

Green Party Watch 2016 presidential nomination poll

Posted in Green Party Watch, Presidential Campaign on October 13th, 2015 by PJO – 1 Comment

Who is your current choice for the 2016 Green Party presidential nomination? VOTE HERE!

Stein leads unscientific online Green Party presidential poll

Posted in Presidential Campaign on September 4th, 2015 by PJO – 4 Comments

An unscientific online poll on the race for the Green Party presidential nomination shows Jill Stein in the lead with 47.9%, followed by Darryl Cherney 27.9%, William P. Kreml 8.6%, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry 7.1%, and Kent Mesplay 2.9%. In addition, 5.7% of the 142 respondents wrote in other names.

In a Facebook comment Thursday, Curry urged Green Party members to stop referring to Stein as the “frontrunner” since the nominee selection process has yet to begin. While the Green Party does take part in several state presidential primaries, the party’s nominees for president and vice president will be chosen by delegates to the party’s national convention in Houston next August.

Green Party of California Primary Results

Posted in Congressional Campaigns, Presidential Campaign, State Party News on June 6th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 3 Comments

Jill Stein won the Green Party of California Primary vote with 48% of the total, surviving a strong push by Roseanne Barr over the last two weeks to gain ground in the Delegate count.  Over 13 thousand votes were cast in the Green Party presidential primary, and another 19 thousand votes were cast for Green Party Congressional candidates, but unfortunately none made it into the top two to move on to the General Election.

Presidential Primary:

  1. Jill Stein – 6,563 votes (48.6%)
  2. Roseanne Barr – 5,396 votes (40.0%)
  3. Kent Mesplay – 1,534 votes (11.4%)

This will likely distribute California’s 65 Delegates in the following manner:

  • Jill Stein – 32 Delegates
  • Roseanne Barr – 26 Delegates
  • Kent Mesplay – 7 Delegates

In other California races, here are the outcomes according to the California Secretary of State:

House of Representatives:

Barry Hermanson (CD12) – 4,677 votes (5.2%) 3rd out of 6. Note that Nancy Pelosi won with 74% of the vote, but the second place finisher, Republican John Dennis, only won 12,562 votes. Hermanson was just 8K votes shy of making the “top two”

Carol Brouillet (CD18) – 3,890 votes (4.1%) 4th of 4 candidates

Eric Peterson (CD20) - 1,449 votes (2.0%) 5th of 7 candidates

Michael Powelson (CD30) – 1,523 votes (2.0%) 6th of 7 candidates

David Steinman (CD33) – 3,057 votes (3.4%) 6th of 8 candidates

Anthony Vieyra (CD35) – 5,371 votes (18.7%) 3rd of 3 candidates. NOTE that in this race the other two candidates were both Democrats, who will both move on to the general election. It should be pointed out that 18% is a very good turnout for the Green candidate, and Vieyra had the highest total vote among the California Congressional Candidates and the highest percentage finish as well.

In total, 19,967 votes were cast in California for Congressional candidates in the “top two” primary. Because of California’s Top Two election law, none of them will appear on the general election ballot in November.

In State Legislative races, there were three Greens on the ballot:

David Edwards (SAD1) – 5,050 (5.8%) 4th of 5 candidates. Note that the top two winners were both Republicans, with the Democrat finishing in 3rd place. Edwards beat the Libertarian, who finished in 5th.

Pamela Elizondo (SAD2) – 6,374 (8.6%) 3rd of 4 candidates. Note that the other 3 candidates were all Democrats.

Jack Lindblad (SAD39) – 1,895 (7.5%) 5th of 6 candidates. The top two finishers were both Democrats, with the other 3 candidates all Republicans.

Local Races:

Gary Blenner (Sacramento County Super d.4) – 6,466 votes (23.32%) 3rd of 3 candidates

Jane Rands (Fullerton City Council) – 3,340 (26.3%) 2nd of 4 candidates. Note that this was a Recall election of three city councilors prompted by the police beating death of a homeless man that outraged the community. All three of the city councilors targeted for Recall were recalled and replaced.

California Primary Today – Green Party Candidates

Posted in Congressional Campaigns, Presidential Campaign, State Party News on June 5th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

The California Primary is today, which will determine the proportion of Delegates that will go to the Green Party Presidential candidates Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein. California, with 65 Delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention, is the largest Delegation, making the primary very important for all three candidates.

On top of the Presidential Primary, California also has on the ballot the open “top two” primary, in which the top two candidates in each race today for Congressional and state legislative seats will advance to the General Election. Consequently, this is an important election for the Green Party candidates on the ballot in those races. According to the Green Party of California, these candidates are on the ballot today:

Green congressional candidates

Barry Hermanson (district 12) – • Facebook campaign page
Carol Brouillet (district 18) – • Facebook campaign page
Eric Peterson (district 20) –
Michael Powelson (district 30) – • Facebook campaign page
David Steinman (district 33) – • Facebook campaign page
Anthony Vierya (district 35) – • Facebook campaign page

Green state legislative candidates

David Edwards (State Assembly district 1)
Pamela Elizondo (State Assembly district 2)
Jack Lindblad (State Assembly district 39)

Green candidates for local office

Gary Blenner (Sacramento County Supervisor, district 4)
Jane Rands (Fullerton City Council)

Michigan Greens Nominate 22 Candidates

Posted in Congressional Campaigns, Presidential Campaign, State Party News on June 5th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

The Green Party of Michigan this last weekend nominated 22 candidates for office across the state, from US Senate to local County Commissioner seats. Harley Mikkelson, who had thrown his hat into the Presidential Race, was nominated to run for US Senate. There are also seven candidates for US House of Representative seats.

The Green Party of Michigan also polled its members for Presidential Preference, the results of which will guide the Michigan delegation to the Presidential Nominating Convention. The results of that process translates to 9 of Michigan’s 16 Delegates for Jill Stein, three for Roseanne Barr, and two each for Kent Mesplay and Michigan Green Harley Mikkelson.

See below (or here) for the full report on the Michigan Convention.

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