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Ben Walsh elected Mayor of Syracuse

 

Ben Walsh hugs a supporter in the grand ballroom. Ben Walsh’s election night headquarters at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown’ s Grand Ballroom, November 7, 2017.(Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com)

The minor party candidate Ben Walsh has been elected the new mayor of the Syracuse, New York. Ben Walsh was the candidate of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties.… Read more ...

Tony Hall statement on “sanctuary city” policy

Emailed to IPR:

Last week’s San Francisco Bay Guardian forum revealed that despite a diversity of opinion among San Franciscans, every single candidate at the forum agreed that not only do they support “sanctuary city” policies – every candidate agreed that they will reverse Gavin Newsom’s decision to report undocumented immigrant felons to federal authorities.… Read more ...

Independent Candidate in Ohio Re-Files Ballot Access Lawsuit in Federal Court

Ballot Access News:

On September 19, Tim Quinn, an independent candidate for Mayor of Elyria, Ohio, at the November 8, 2011 election, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to get on the ballot. His petition was not questioned, but he was still kept off the ballot because he voted in the partisan primary.… Read more ...

KALW News interview with Terry Baum, Green for San Francisco Mayor

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

KALW News has published an interview with Terry Baum, Green Party candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, at SFGate.com:

This year’s SF mayoral election is ranked choice, meaning San Franciscans can all vote for more than one candidate. If the frontrunner doesn’t get a majority of first place votes, the second place votes kick in.

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Bob Barr: ‘Bloomberg again whining for more gun control’

Bob Barr was the Libertarian Presidential candidate in 2008. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NYC is widely considered to be the likely Presidential or Vice Presidential nominee of Americans Elect, a new centrist party currently pursuing ballot access in all states and DC with plenty of money to get the job done.Read more ...

Kristin Davis will run for Mayor of NYC if Eliot Spitzer runs

ManhattanMadam.com:

To mark the third anniversary of her arrest Ex-Madam Kristin Davis who supplied high priced call girls for former Governor Eliot Spitzer said she will jump in the 2013 New York City Mayor’s Race if the former Governor, now a CNN talk show host makes a bid.

Davis filed 18,000 signatures to get on the ballot last year, participated in the televised debate between Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Carl Paladino last year and got nearly 30,000 votes in the race for Governor running on a libertarian platform.… Read more ...

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.

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SF Indep. Mayoral Candidate Tony Hall Responds to Opponent’s call for New Taxes

Media release from the Tony Hall for Mayor (San Francisco CA) campaign:

NEWS RELEASE
May 19, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: James Fisfis
press@tonyhallformayor.org

My response to Dennis Herrera’s call for a “21st Century Revolt” for new taxes
by Tony Hall – 3 Comments
Posted on May 19th, 2011 6:00 pm

I was recently referred to my colleague Dennis Herrera’s blog post arguing that San Francisco City Hall should be able to push for its own additional local personal income tax.… Read more ...

After receiving 9% in mayoral race, Rochester Green gains respect for himself and the party

Below are two news stories focusing on how, although he lost, Green mayoral candidate Alex White ran a strong campaign, building up his own reputation and that of the Green Party in Monroe County, New York.  That’s certainly a good thing with regards to their upcoming special congressional election, in which the Greens are running the famous prank caller of Governor Scott Walker, Ian Murphy. … Read more ...

Vermont Progressive Party: Vermont’s Progressive Era Turns 30

Toward Freedom, Greg Guma via Vermont Progressive Party:

“It’s time for a change…real change.” That was Bernie Sanders’ slogan in his 1981 campaign for Burlington Mayor. The race had begun as a long shot, but Sanders had turned his shoestring operation into a real challenge. Nevertheless, even on Election Day, March 3, 1981, the incumbent and his Democratic old guard still predicted a decisive victory.… Read more ...

Boone County MO Libertarian Party Chair Calls for Salaries for Local Politicians

From a news story on the website of KOMU-Channel 8 in Columbia, MO:

COLUMBIA – If voters pass Proposition One on April 5, city council members and the mayor, won’t be able to call their civic work volunteerism. If passed, Proposition One would pay the mayor $9,000 a year and each of the six council members $6,000.

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John Jay Myers: Some Thoughts About Unions

John Jay Myers via facebook:

There was a time for unions, there is even a time for some unions today. I don’t agree with what unions have become, for the most part today they are a complete disaster. There are few things out there that can so damage an economy like an over zealous union with deep political connections.… Read more ...