Posted at Ballot Access News
At least five minor party legislative candidates were elected on November 4. The Progressive Party of Vermont re-elected David Zuckerman, Sandy Haas, Susan Davis, and Sarah Edwards.
In Arkansas, Green Party nominee Richard Carroll was elected. He was the only candidate listed on the ballot, but two Democratic write-in candidates ran against him. However, Carroll received 83.1% of the total vote cast.
On November 4, independent candidate Tim Madden was elected to the Massachusetts State House, in the Barnstable, Dukes & Nantucket District (Massachusetts legislative seats don’t have seat numbers). No incumbent was running. There may be other independents elected to state legislatures around the country. One was also elected in Wisconsin.
The new Massachusetts House will consist of 160 members, but only 16 Republicans. Republicans had 19 members in the 2007 session.