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On June 9th, 4 out of 5 Green candidates won

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For the past few weeks, the national Green Party web-site featured five Green Party candidates running on June 9th for local office in Maine and Massachusetts. Below are the election results:

Elected were: Anna Trevorrow for Portland Charter Commission in Maine; Ben Chipman for Portland Charter Commission in Maine; and Joyce Palmer-Fortune for Wheatley Select Board in Franklin County, Massachusetts.

Re-elected was: Nat Fortune for Wheatley Elementary School Committee in Franklin County, Massachusetts.


Related Story: More details on the Portland Charter Commission race are at Ballot Access News here.


  1. Donald Raymond Lake Donald Raymond Lake June 22, 2009

    Checked the GPUS site yet again.

    Hey ye of ‘Room Temperature IQ’
    pull the standard local news
    put page after page of crowd photos from
    Iran, specializing in green flags and banners.

    No commentary, no editorials. Let the photo graphs speak for them selves. [Duh!]

    If the official or unofficial green sites do not do this, then like so many other alternate groups, they are just not smart enuf to progress ……….

  2. Dave Schwab Dave Schwab June 12, 2009

    All 3 Maine candidates were in contested races. I can’t speak to the MA candidates.

  3. VAGreen VAGreen June 11, 2009

    Good to see Greens running for office and winning. The more local offices that we can win, the better.

  4. Ross Levin Ross Levin June 11, 2009

    They were elected. They won the offices they were seeking, even if they were unopposed.

  5. Michael Cavlan Michael Cavlan June 11, 2009

    It is my understanding that 4 of these 5 had no opposition what so ever.

    is this true? If so, can it be claimed as a victory at all?

  6. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes June 11, 2009

    Consistently in the USA the higher government level the exponentially higher the odds against election of Greens & Libertarians. Let’s not delude ourselves here. I believe that if the Progressive Party/Teddy Roosevelt had succeeded there would be no GP or LP.

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