In Iowa, there is only one Green candidate for state or federal office, and he is David Arthur Smithers, a disappointed Democrat and “socialist-libertarian” running for the State House. From the Quad-City Times:
Smithers isn’t preparing a victory speech, but it’s possible he could influence the outcome of the race in House 89, which includes Washington County and parts of Johnson and Jefferson counties. That’s because Marek also is being challenged by Republican Jarad Klein, who came within 158 votes of winning two years ago. He’s not worried about being a spoiler — siphoning away enough Democrat votes that the conservative Klein wins. He’d wear that label proudly.
“That’s what they called (Ralph) Nader,” he says.
He sees his role as an agitator this year and hopes that in two years the Green Party has at least 100 candidates in Iowa.