Whitney for Governor
P.O. Box 3803, Carbondale, IL 62902
2006 CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR RICH WHITNEY TO ANNOUNCE 2010 PLANS
Carbondale civil rights attorney and 2006 Green Party candidate for
Governor Rich Whitney will be making a major announcement regarding
his plans for 2010 at a series of press conferences to be held this
Wednesday and Thursday, as follows:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
Chicago – 10:30 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn – Ballroom
10 E. Grand Ave (at State)
Springfield – 3:30 p.m.
Blue Room (press room)
Illinois State Capitol
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
Carbondale – 1:30 p.m.
Carbondale Civic Center
200 South Illinois Avenue
In 2006, the Whitney/Julie Samuels Green Party ticket earned more than
361,000 votes, over 10 percent of the total, despite significant
obstacles facing any third party in Illinois as a result of its
restrictive ballot access laws.
That vote total gave the Green Party “established party” status, like
the Republican and Democratic Parties. As a result, the Green Party
held its first-ever primary in Illinois last year and ran a record
number of candidates in the general election, with a number of
candidates for state and county office winning respectable totals in
the teens, 20+ percent and even 30+ percent.
This year, the Illinois Green Party will continue to build on its past
success. The ILGP will be officially recognizing Green candidates for
statewide office for the 2010 primary at its upcoming Membership
Meeting, July 17-19, in Champaign. For more information on the ILGP
or about the meeting, visit www.ilgp.org or contact Phil Huckelberry,
Illinois Green Party Chair, at 309-268-9974.