Arlington Green Party candidate to speak at solar event

The Arlington Sun Gazette reports:

Green Party candidate for County Board Audrey Clement will be the featured speaker at a discussion of solar options for Arlington County on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Northside Social Restaurant and Cafe, 3211 Wilson Blvd.

For information, see the Web site at www.audreyclement.org or call (571) 830-8889.


Tom Clements addresses nuke safety after Virginia earthquake

In an article published at The Hill.com, South Carolina Green Party candidate for US Senate Tom Clements addressed the risks exposed by the earthquake in Virginia.

“This event affirms that reactors located outside active earthquake zones are also at risk and that increased steps to protect against earthquakes must be implemented at all sites. It is time to push aside industry and NRC foot-dragging and strengthen nuclear reactor safety regulations.”


Former Green candidate running for US Senate in Virginia as independent

From the Sun Gazette:

Having tested the political waters last year, Kevin Chisholm appears ready to dive into a larger pool…

An engineer by profession, Chisholm retired last year as chief energy official for Arlington Public Schools. As the Green Party County Board candidate in 2010, he garnered just over 6 percent of the vote against Democratic incumbent Chris Zimmerman and Republican Mark Kelly.

Chisholm said he would be running as an independent because he sees himself “more a political centrist” than what is represented by the Green Party. He describes himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal.


Green Party Meetings (Jan 31-Feb 6, 2011)

Local Chapters of the Green Party are meeting across the Nation this week. Does your local chapter have a meeting or event coming up? If so, let us know! GPW@greenpartywatch.org See our Events Calendar for other meetings and events.

Tuesday February 1, 2011 – Hernando Greens (Florida)

6 PM at the Spring Hill Library, showing the film “Capitalism: A Love Story” followed by a meeting and discussion.

Wednesday February 2, 2011Arlington Greens (Virginia)

7 PM at the Clarendon Silver Diner, 3200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

Thursday February 3, 2011Alleghany County Greens (Pennsylvania)

7 PM at Citizen Power, 2121 Murray Ave, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA – General Assembly meeting, electing new officers.

Thursday February 3, 2011
Long Beach Greens (California)

7 PM at Polly’s Coffee, 4606 E. 2nd St., Long Beach CA – Meeting

Friday February 4, 2011Clark County Greens (Nevada)

6 PM Meeting, contact them for location: http://clarkgreens.org/

Friday February 4, 2011 – Phily Greens (Pennsylvania) Tom Neilson Show and Fundraiser

7 PM, Roxborough Development Corporation, 6156 Ridge Avenue, Roxborough, Philadelphia. $20/person cover (includes food and drinks). Tom Neilson, www.tomneilsonmusic.com, specializes in songs of nonviolence, liberation and human rights.

Sunday February 6, 2011Orange County Greens (California)

2 PM – Super Slow Food Bowl Party! Featuring speaker Heather (Stoltzfus) Westenhofer for our February General Meeting. She will be serving up a Power Point presentation, along with bread and butter made on the spot in a Super Slow Food Bowl gathering! We hope you can join us for this special get together. Irvine Ranch Water District 15600 Sand Canyon, Irvine, CA


Arlington Green Party contender puts transport, environment at top of agenda

The Sun Gazette has a feature on Arlington Green Party candidate for County Board Kevin Chisholm:

Transportation and energy efficiency will be two hallmarks of the County Board campaign of Green Party candidate Kevin Chisholm, a 29-year county resident but political newcomer who was nominated by the party in May to take on Democratic incumbent Chris Zimmerman.

Declining to criticize Zimmerman directly – in fact, calling him “competent” at the job – Chisholm instead argued that new ideas are needed on the County Board.

“People want to aim a little higher, see Arlington be a more shining example of what can be done,” he said in an interview. On a number of issues, he suggested, the current board (Democrats all) has proved to be “too timid.”

Read the full article at the Sun Gazette.


Virginia Green Party fields Arlington County Board candidate

From the Sun-Gazette:

The Arlington Green Party has nominated a candidate to take on Democrat Chris Zimmerman in November’s County Board election.

The party is backing Kevin Chisholm, formerly chief energy manager for Arlington Public Schools and a resident of Arlington for 29 years.

During his years in Arlington, Chisholm has been active in groups ranging from the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment to Habitat for Humanity and the Better Sports Club of Arlington. He also served on the Environment and Energy Conservation Commission.

The Green Party has fielded candidates for County Board each of the last five election cycles. Last year, its candidate, John Reeder, won 32 percent of the vote against Democratic incumbent Jay Fisette. (Republicans did not field a candidate in that race, and thus far have not fielded one for the 2010 race.)


MD, FL and VA candidates on Tuesday

Maryland’s Green Party has four candidates this year, one of whom has already been elected to office. Mike Cornell was elected to the Village of River Hill city council in April of this year. On the ballot Tuesday are Christine Nagle who is running for city council in Prince George’s, Dan Robinson who is running for town council in Tacoma Park, and George Gluck who is running for County Council in Montgomery County.

In Virginia three candidates will be offering on Tuesday. John Reeder is running for county board in Arlington, Josh Ruebner is up for House of Delegates in the 47th district, and Mark Antell is running for the House of Delegates in the 48th district.

The Florida Greens are offering Javier Del Sol for Mayor of Lake Worth.