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Green Party of Monroe County, NY announces 7 candidates, former mayoral candidate claims influence on Rochester policy

A very informative article from DemocratAndChronicle.com:

Former Green Party mayoral candidate Alex White is now seeking a spot on City Council…

“I thought the mayoral run went very well. I was running against two very strong candidates, and I was running on a party that no one had heard of,” said White.

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NY Green Party Selects Peace Sign as Ballot Symbol

As posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:

Greens Rule Out Fusion, Will Run Their Own Candidates

Since receiving the ballot line, Greens have run in three elections. Alex White received 9 percent of the vote in a three-way special election for Mayor of Rochester on March 29. Jason West, a Green Party member running on the village party Cooperative line, recaptured his position on May 3 as Mayor of New Paltz after a four years out of office.… Read more ...

After receiving 9% in mayoral race, Rochester Green gains respect for himself and the party

Below are two news stories focusing on how, although he lost, Green mayoral candidate Alex White ran a strong campaign, building up his own reputation and that of the Green Party in Monroe County, New York.  That’s certainly a good thing with regards to their upcoming special congressional election, in which the Greens are running the famous prank caller of Governor Scott Walker, Ian Murphy. … Read more ...

Rochester, NY Special Election for Mayor: Green Party candidate receives 9%

from Green Party Watch

Unofficial results show Green Party candidate Alex White finished third with 9% of the vote in the special election for Mayor of Rochester NY. White, a small business owner, ran a spirited campaign that was based on strong ideas.

From the Democrat & Chronicle:

White, 47, took pride in garnering more than 2,000 votes, saying it was about as he expected and it “gives us something to build on.”

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Free & Equal Commends Green Party Candidate Alex White

From Free & Equal:

Rochester, NY is holding a special election for Mayor after former Mayor Robert Duffy won election as Lieutenant Governor. In New York, special elections do not have primaries and independents must collect the same number of signatures as in a general election, but have only two weeks to do so instead of six.

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Alex White Online Chat Tonight

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Participate in a live chat with Alex White, the Green Party Candidate for Mayor of Rochester, NY.

The chat will be at http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus at 8 p.m. EST until 9 p.m. EST, Sunday March 6.

Alex White is running in a special election for Mayor of Rochester, NY (population 220,000) against two Democrats.… Read more ...

Rochester Green Party Selects Alex White As Mayoral Nominee

We previously reported that several candidates were courting the Monroe County Green Party for its Rochester mayoral line. Now, the party has made a decision. From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

Saying the Democratic candidates for mayor have had their chance, Green Party nominee Alex White on Tuesday said he would seek creative solutions to address crime, poverty and the city’s budget shortfalls.

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Green Party in Rochester, NY reviewing multiple applications for mayoral candidacy

From the City Newspaper:

The Green Party of Monroe County has received “several” applications from people interested in running for Rochester mayor on the Green Party line, says party co-chair Scott Brant. Citing confidentiality and respect for the applicants, Brant would not give a specific number. He did say that he is “thoroughly impressed” by the quality of the applicants…

With little risk, I think we can assume that two of the applicants are likely former Mayor Bill Johnson and Rochester businessman Alex White.

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Local businessman seeks Green Party endorsement in bid for mayor of Rochester, NY

The Green Party of Monroe County, NY is currently seeking a candidate for a special mayoral election in Rochester.  Alex White, a businessman in the town, held a press conference today with 2010 Green gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins announcing his desire to run with the Greens.  A video is included below.  … Read more ...

Green candidate’s petitions rejected in Rochester

Alex White, the Green candidate for mayor of Rochester, New York, will not be on the ballot this November. White submitted 1,576 petition signatures; 1,500 are needed for ballot access. After a challenge by the Monroe County Democratic Committee, 415 of White’s signatures were declared invalid. Democratic Mayor Robert Duffy will now be unopposed on the ballot.… Read more ...

Free & Equal reviews ballot access concerns in NY State

from Free and Equal
Democrats, Republicans Attempt to Limit Voter Choice in New York State

Petition Challenges Seek to Eliminate Independent and Third Party Candidates

August 31, 2009 – After filing the necessary petitions required for ballot access in New York state, several independent and third party candidates find themselves squaring off with Democrats and Republicans long before election day, thanks to the archaic and cumbersome regulations governing nominating petitions.

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Green-backed independent running for Rochester mayor

13WHAM.com of Rochester, New York, reports that Alex White, “an independent endorsed by the Green Party,” has entered the race for mayor of that city. He “vows to return to community policing and eliminate all police overtime. He says he would further reduce costs by naming fewer political appointees and by creating a public electric utility.”… Read more ...