Green Party of Monroe County, NY announces 7 candidates, former mayoral candidate claims influence on Rochester policy

A very informative article from DemocratAndChronicle.com:

Former Green Party mayoral candidate Alex White is now seeking a spot on City Council…

“I thought the mayoral run went very well. I was running against two very strong candidates, and I was running on a party that no one had heard of,” said White. “So I thought that 9 percent was very well done in that situation. I’m looking to build on the momentum I’ve generated there.”

Thanks to Howie Hawkins’s relative success as the Green Party candidate for governor in 2010, the party is assured a ballot line in any election in New York state for the next four years…

Also running for elected office are Howard Eagle, Mary Adams and Wallace Smith, who will challenge for seats on the Rochester Board of Education. The three candidates are members of a group called the Community Education Task Force, which has been trying to bring about change in the city schools for several years. Eagle, a retiredRochester School District teacher, has run unsuccessfully for a school board seat several times in the past decade. Chris Edes will run for the Monroe County Legislature in the 24th District, which includes parts of the city of Rochester, Brighton, and Henrietta. Edes previously ran for several elected positions as a Libertarian candidate.

Tom Jensen, who currently serves on the Hamlin Planning Board, will run for town supervisor…

White’s recent mayoral run gives him the highest profile of any of the Green Party candidates. He said Wednesday morning that a number of recently-enacted initiatives, such as the installation of LED lights in city buildings, were ideas that he brought to the table in his mayoral run…

“Sure, it would be great if I’m the guy in the chair at the end, but I’ll be happy if Rochester is a better city[,” said White.]

One thought on “Green Party of Monroe County, NY announces 7 candidates, former mayoral candidate claims influence on Rochester policy

  1. Gene Berkman

    “Edes previously ran for several elected positions as a Libertarian candidate.”

    Ballot Access News reports that “…Chris Edes is the nominee of both parties for Monroe County legislator, district 24, in upstate New York. Because the Green Party is ballot-qualified in New York and the Libertarian Party is not, Edes, who has support from both parties but who is a Libertarian, will appear only as a Green.”

    http://www.ballot-access.org/2011/08/16/libertarian-green-parties-compile-list-of-2011-nominees/

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