Local Toledo, Ohio newspaper the Toledo Blade has endorsed Green Party candidate Sean Nestor for Toledo City Council. From the Toledo Blade:
Political newcomer SEAN NESTOR, 28, is running as a Green Party candidate. A systems administrator, he has a passion for neighborhood organization. A Point Place resident, he maintains a downtown storefront for forums, cultural events, and community meetings.
Mr. Nestor says he is not accepting campaign contributions from union or corporate political action committees. Despite the Green Party’s reputation for eccentricity in some circles, he would be a breath of fresh air — and stability — on the council.
From the Toledo Free Press:
Sean Nestor has worked in IT since he was 18 years old. He finds solutions to people’s problems for a living. But the Point Place resident hopes to begin tackling some much larger issues in the City of Toledo.
Nestor is vying for a seat on Toledo City Council this fall and thinks his IT background will come in handy at One Government Center.
“IT is very service-oriented, and people have concerns about things that are more complex than they are able to really deal with,” Nestor said. “They come to somebody who’s an expert or who is well versed in a matter and say, ‘Hey, I have this problem. How can we get this fixed?’ From what I’ve observed about city politics, that’s often the case, with city council being a very service-oriented position.”
But Nestor says there is something other than IT that makes him qualified to be a councilperson. Continue Reading
In 2009, Green candidates won 35% of municipal elections that they entered. Given this figure, it’s not hard to see that with more Greens running in more local elections around the country, the Green Party could become America’s third major party in the course of a few election cycles. Here’s a shout-out to cities where Greens are leading the way by running more than one candidate in 2011 elections, roughly arranged by population. Will your town be next?
Cheri Honkala, Philadelphia Sheriff
Brian Rudnick, Philadelphia City Council District 8
Bill Barry, Baltimore City Council District 3
Douglas Armstrong, Baltimore City Council District 14
Mary DeCamp, Tucson Mayor Continue Reading
Editor’s note: Dennis Spisak is co-editor of GreenBeat and Green Party Watch’s newest writer. The full text of GreenBeat can be found by clicking on this article’s headline.
GreenBeat April 25, 2009
In this Issue …
Americans Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy Economy – Dennis Spisak
Bad Dreams and Earth Day – Anita Rios
National call for “FIRST FRIDAY Actions to demand good jobs for all NOW!” – Logan Martinez
Ohio Green Party Co-Convener Elected Chairperson of Toledo NOW – Anita Rios