Tag Archives: William Talen

Independent candidates for NYC Mayor: Bloomberg, Rev. Billy and Naked Cowboy

Elizabeth Benjamin of Daily Politics reports on all the independent petitions filed on time, in person, for Mayor of New York City. Candidates may file by mail, so there is some chance that more petitions may arrive in the next few days. It appears that the Libertarian candidate for Mayor, Joseph Dobrian, has not yet filed.… Read more ...

Rev. Billy Talen for Mayor campaign files 18,395 signatures

A campaign insider reported to me this morning that the Reverend Billy team was on their way to the Board of Elections to file a little over 18,000 signatures. Then, the following e-mail went out on the Reverend Billy “activists” list:

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 12:58 PM

Sean Haugh sent a message to the members of Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor of NYC activists.

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Daily News: NYC Mayor race predictions for Green Party/Rev Billy

Thanks to my co-blogger Ian Wilder for the story at onthewilderside.

The Daily News is one of the big, daily newspapers in New York City. In its “Brawl for the Hall” section, The Daily News reports that Democratic NYC Mayor hopeful William Thompson may consider challenging the Reverend Billy Talen’s petitions (to be filed next week.) In addition, the Daily News quotes a political expert who notes that if it is a close election, the Green Party vote totals will matter.… Read more ...

Indypendent publishes detailed piece on Rev Billy and Green Party of NYS

The Indypendent has published a piece about the candidacy of Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor of NYC. The article includes historical notes on the Green Party of New York State; perspectives on Reverend Billy’s campaign from various green camps; the relationship of the campaign to local community organizations; and quotations from other third party politicians (including the Working Families Party.) Link and excerpts below.… Read more ...

NYC Mayor Race Round-Up

The article below by Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News reports a list of candidates who have already filed for Mayor on independent/non-automatic-ballot-status-third-party lines, and notes that petitions are expected from Green Party candidate Reverend Billy (William Talen). The article does not mention the Libertarian Party candidate, Joseph Dobrian, whose website does not mention the petition drive and who does not have a lot of coverage in news or blog searches on the web.… Read more ...

Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor campaign gives numbers: 12,000 signatures

William Talen — also known as “Reverend Billy” — is collecting signatures to run on the Green Party line for Mayor of New York City. In an August 11th letter from Savitri of the Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor campaign to supporters, information was given about the number of signatures already collected, as well as an upcoming campaign event.… Read more ...

A NYC summer event closes streets: Rev Billy celebrates with petition party

Two events, happening at the same time, were posted side-by-side on the website Souldish: High Frequency Culture. Though, the event that is listed first was not planned first.

In New York City, the Department of Transportation [DOT] will be closing streets to car traffic as part of a program called Summer Streets, to celebrate (and experiment with) livable, car-free streets.… Read more ...