Tag Archives: Alan Augustson

Reichel wins Green Primary in IL-5

Our friends over at GreenPartyWatch are reporting that Matt Reichel has won the Green Party primary in Illinois’ Congressional 5th District, by a mere 11 votes, with 99% reporting. However, Deb Gordils is still within striking distance with a couple dozen votes left to count.

According to the Chicago Tribune, with 571 of 578 precincts reporting, the Green Party totals are:

Matt Reichel: 165 (34%)
Deb Gordils: 154 (32%)
Mark Frederickson: 69 (14%)
Alan Augustson: 62 (13%)
Simon Ribeiro: 36 (7%)

While statistically one could state that Reichel has likely won this primary, a dozen votes from 7 remaining precincts could put Gordils in front.

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Green Party candidate Alan Augustson ends run for Rahm Emanuel’s US House seat

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by the former candidate and posted to IPR by Paulie.

Green Candidate Ends Congressional Run


Alan Augustson
Green Party Candidate
U.S. House of Representatives
Fifth District of Illinois

Green Candidate Alan Augustson today announced that he is “standing down” from his bid to replace Rahm Emanuel (D-05) in the House of Representatives, after his wife was hospitalized Wednesday evening.… Read more ...

Green Party candidate Alan Augustson to ‘crash’ Democratic Party forum

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by the candidate. Posted to IPR by Paulie.

Alan Augustson
Green Party Candidate
U.S. House of Representatives
Fifth District of Illinois

The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precincts Association
will be holding a Candidates’ Forum on Sunday, February 1st, at DePaul
University. Candidates vying to fill Rahm Emanuel’s seat in the House
will have opportunities to make statements and receive questions from
the public.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch interviews Illinois US House District 5 primary candidate Alan Augustson

Original interview by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

Five candidates are seeking the Illinois Green Party nomination to run in the special election to replace Rahm Emanuel in the US House in District 5. There will be a primary on March 3rd for the Green Party, the Democrats and the Republicans.… Read more ...

Five-way Green primary to take place in Illinois; twenty six candidates in total

In Illinois’ fifth congressional district, over two dozen candidates have filed for the March 3rd primary.  The special primary and special election are being held to replace Rahm Emanuel, who will be moving from the House to the White House.  He will become Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff.

The five candidates are Deb Leticia Gordils, Mark Arnold Fredrickson, Alan Augustson (who was previously reported on here), Mathew Reichel, and Simon Ribeiro. … Read more ...

Green Alan Augustson announces candidacy in Illinois’s 5th congressional district

Alan Augustson has officially announced his candidacy for Democrat and White House Chief of Staff-to-be Rahm Emanuel’s vacant seat in Congress.  A special election will be held on April 7 to determine who will represent Illinois’s fifth congressional district.  Since the Green Party is a ballot qualified party in Illinois, Augustson will only need to collect 30 signatures in order to appear on the ballot.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party Congressional Candidate Alan Augustson seeking FEMA administrator position

Press release from the candidate

Green Party Congressional Candidate Alan Augustson (IL-05) has disclosed that he sought an appointment from the Barack Obama Administration to the office of Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Augustson, 44, an economist, statistician and management consultant, cited a “need to be up front regarding any outside contacts, or attempted contacts, so that Green Party supporters can decide for
themselves” whether any conflicts of interest existed.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch expands on list of ‘campaigns to watch’

Expanding on the list of top campaigns to watch sent out by the Green Party US national office yesterday, Green Party Watch is compiling a larger list of their most active and interesting campaigns.

Interested readers can make additional suggestions at Green Party Watch (or here), and IPR readers who support other parties may want to come up with a list like this for their parties as well.… Read more ...

Alan Augustson says Cynthia McKinney only appeals to ‘guilt-stricken white liberals’

“I was actively discouraged from my original presidential run, because GP didn’t want to counter the Democratic nominee with a white male,” says former Green presidential hopeful now running for Congress, Alan Augustson. “When I objected, it was implied that I was racist and sexist.”

“[To me, the Green Party has been useless,” Auguston continued in an on-the-record statement to IPR.… Read more ...

Alan Augustson’s in-absentia speech to Green convention-goers

Former Green Party presidential candidate now running for Congress, Alan Augustson, says he couldn’t afford to attend the Green Party’s national convention. Augustson, an economist, lives in Illinois, and the convention is taking place in Chicago.

Nevertheless, he says he “put every ounce of energy” he had into this speech, which he says should not be interpreted as “any kind of complaint or indictment against the Green Party, or against the organizers of the Green National Convention.”… Read more ...

Alan Augustson pens global warming comic strip

Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in Illinois’ 5th district, Alan Augustson, thinks that the only viable solutions to global warming involve “curbing our lifestyle.” He equates technology-based climate-change solutions with the idea of mating one’s way to virginity. We can’t consume our way out of a problem cause by consumption, reasons Augustson.… Read more ...

Augustson open to Green Party VP nomination

Media release from Augustson for Congress:

Green Party Congressional Candidate Alan Augustson (IL, CD-05) would consider an offer to run as the party’s Vice Presidential nominee, according to a media release distributed by the Augustson campaign.

In an online reply to the article “The Green Vice President: Indulgent Speculation” published by Green Party Watch, Augustson went on record as saying he was “open” to serving on the Green ticket, and that he believed he “would bring a lot to the campaign.… Read more ...