from Ballot Access News
Green Party Member Elected to Oklahoma City Council Last Month
May 8th, 2011
Dr. Edward Shadid, 43, a spinal surgeon, was elected to the city council of Oklahoma City on April 5, 2011. The election was non-partisan. He had run for the legislature as a Green Party nominee in 2010, and had polled 10.5% in a race against a Democrat and a Republican. Because the Green Party has never been on the ballot, he was on the 2010 ballot as an independent.
Here is a news story about his winning a seat on the city council last month. Several hundred thousand dollars in independent expenditures were spent against him, but he still won the April run-off with 62% of the vote.