Tag Archives: city council

Missouri Libertarian candidate Doug Burlison places first in primary

Staff at LP blog:

Libertarian Doug Burlison, an incumbent city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, is running for re-election and received 48.6% of the vote in the February 22 primary (the highest of three candidates). Burlison and the second-place candidate will be in a general election on April 5.

Read the announcement in the Springfield News-Leader.Read more ...

Matt Reichel, Green Chicago Aldermanic candidate, claims to ‘expose opponents’ lack of fiscal policy’

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com by the Reichel campaign:

In a statement released Saturday by 47th ward aldermanic candidate Matt Reichel,
Reichel takes aim at all three of his opponents for their lack of a sound fiscal
policy.

Reichel said:

“In an election for municipal office at a time that the city has developed an
over $600 million deficit, one would assume that any realistic candidate for
alderman would address the need to create new revenue streams.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Member Mark Noble Achieves Ballot Status for Nonpartisan Columbus City Council Primary

Press release from the Mark Noble campaign. The original press release headline is below. Background is here.



Noble Achieves Ballot Status in May Primary

This afternoon at a meeting of the Franklin County Board of Elections, Mark Noble was certified to appear on the ballot in the May 3rd City Council Primary.… Read more ...

Iowa Freedom Report: Jake Porter Likely to Run for Des Moines City Council

Via Steve Hoodjer:

Iowa Freedom Report has learned today that 2010 Libertarian candidate for Secretary of State Jake Porter is leaning towards a run for Des Moines City Council. Porter was the highest finisher among Libertarian Party candidates in the last cycle and his 33,854 votes were the highest raw total for any statewide LP candidate since 2002.… Read more ...

Libertarians, Greens, and an independent work to get on Columbus, Ohio city council

Doug Caruso in the Columbus Dispatch, by way of Steve Linnabary in IPR comments, writing about candidates working to get on the ballot in technically nonpartisan Columbus, Ohio city council races (excerpt):

On Saturday morning, Mark Noble, who is leading a slate of three Libertarian Party candidates that includes Bob Bridges and Andrew Ullman, set out in 15-degree weather to seek signatures door to door in Clintonville.

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Green Party of Philadelphia endorses city council resolution against hydrofracking, seeks more action

From Philly Now:

Inappropriate analogies aside, the Green Party of Philadelphia has put out a statement on the moratorium (they’re for it), of which we’re pulling some parts:

Philadelphia’s Green Party leaders voted to endorse the proposed City Council Resolution, Belinda Davis, acting GPOP treasurer, who attended Council’s hearing in September, hailed the moratorium on fracking.

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Three Greens on Ballot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

From Green Party Watch:

Three Greens are running for local office in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this Spring. There is no primary for these races, the general election is April 5, 2011.

Tony Palmeri, who has served for four years on the Oshkosh City Council, is running for Mayor. Tony Palmeri is a Professor of Communication Studies at UW Oshkosh.… Read more ...

Kubby: Attacks From Deputy, Candidate’s Manager Unwarranted

Originally Published in Lake Tahoe News

By Steve Kubby

As a Libertarian, I respect the First Amendment and people’s right to express their opinion, no matter how harsh, especially if I choose to write something and others choose to criticize what I have written. However, I have a serious problem when someone ignores the facts and attacks me personally and that someone carries a badge and a gun.… Read more ...

Green Party representative testifies against ‘Jim Crow’ stop-and-frisk policy before Phila. City Council

From the Green Party of Philadelphia:

A representative of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) testified against the stop-and-frisk policy at Philadelphia City Council hearings on Tuesday, December 14. Stop-and-frisk has been enforced by Mayor Nutter, City Council, and the police for the last three years. Stop-and-frisk involves a police officer running his or her hands along the outer garments to detect any concealed weapons.… Read more ...

Hugh Giordano to Philadelphia union leaders: ‘It’s time to put an end to the two party system’

The following is an open letter written, sent to various Philadelphia unions and published by Hugh Giordano, a union organizer and Green candidate for state representative in Philadelphia who received over 18 percent of the vote in a 3-way race this year.  I, Ross Levin, worked on Giordano’s campaign as a volunteer and continue to volunteer for the Green Party of Philadelphia.… Read more ...

Green Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner removed from office by City Council

In a blow for the Green Party and many others, the party’s only City Councilor in Boston, Chuck Turner, was voted out of office by the City Council today.  He had been previously reelected with about 60 percent of the vote, even after accusations of bribery that eventually led to his conviction were made (see Turner’s defense of himself here). … Read more ...

Green John Russell may be Appointed Deputy Mayor (CT)

Originally posted on Green Party Watch:

In New London, Connecticut, local politics makes for strange bedfellows. In this case, it may result in Green Party City Councilor John Russell being appointed Deputy Mayor.

If all goes according to plan, Councilor John Russell, a member of the Green Party, will be nominated and elected deputy mayor.

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