Green Party member Renée Goddard has been selected to serve as mayor of Fairfax, California.
Goddard, a member of the Fairfax Town Council since 2013, was appointed by the other members of the council. Fellow Green councilmember John Reed, who served as mayor previously, was selected to be vice mayor.
When she became a councilmember two years ago, Goddard said, “If government is a disgrace which makes you feel ashamed before your children, then it’s time for a change. The Green Party stands for what I stand for, and is willing to look at the larger collage of people’s needs and human rights and drive the necessary steps to accomplish the job.”
The Green Party of California announced that at least 10 of the 12 Greens or Green-endorsed candidates on the ballot across the state on Tuesday were elected. The winners were:
James Clay Carver, South Bay Union School District Governing Board Member (incumbent)
Jacob Coan, South Bay Union School District Governing Board Member (incumbent)
Nanette Corley, Whitehorn Resort Improvement District #1 Director (incumbent)
Sean Frame, Placerville Union School District Governing Board Member (incumbent)
Marnie Glickman, Dixie School District Governing Board Member
Renee Goddard, Fairfax Town Council (incumbent)
Avito Miranda, Shoreline Unified School District Governing Board Member
Deborah Rogers, Bennett Valley Fire Protection District Director
Chris Skyhawk, Albion/Little River Fire Protection District 3 Director (incumbent)
Carol Vander Meer, Manila Community Services District Director
From Napa Valley Patch:
Green Party officeholders will appear on a “Greens in Government” discussion panel on June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Slack Collective Studios, 964 Pearl St. suite B, in Napa, California.
There are over 130 Green Party officeholders in local government across the country, including 40 in California. Panelists will include Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond – the highest elected Green in California, as well as Bruce Delgado, Mayor of Marina, Renée Goddard, Fairfax Town Council, and Jesse Townley, Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner.
The “Greens in Government” panel is being organized as a part of the Green Party of California General Assembly, which will also take place in Napa on June 22nd and 23rd. The General Assembly consists of Green Party delegates from counties throughout California and is the highest decision-making body within the Green Party of California. Continue Reading