Tag Archives: Green Party of Arkansas

Arkansas Libertarians submit 15,709 signatures for party status, Greens forgo non-Presidential races

From talkbusiness.net via KATV:

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas submitted 15,709 signatures to the secretary of state’s office Tuesday – far more than the 10,000 needed to qualify for the ballot.

Dr. Michael Pakko, newly elected LPA chair, said the party began collecting signatures March 20 using volunteers and paid petitioners funded with a grant from the Libertarian National Committee.

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The Green Party of Arkansas Announces Candidates for Governor and U S Senate

Josh Drake
Josh Drake

The Green Party of Arkansas, the only progressive political party in Arkansas, today announces candidates for Governor and U. S. Senate. Josh Drake, Hot Springs attorney will campaign for the nomination for governor and Mark Swaney of Huntsville will campaign for the nomination for U. S. Senate. Both men are long time Green Party activists and former candidates for the Green Party, and each promises a lively campaign.… Read more ...

Former Harlem Globetrotter Runs for Arkansas Legislature As a Green

The Harlem Globetrotters have played in a lot of places all over the United States, but small-town Arkansas really isn’t their venue. Fred Smith, former Globetrotter and Democratic legislator, has made the state his home, though. Now, after failing to qualify for the ballot as a Democrat, he has decided to run as the candidate of the Green Party in the race to reclaim his seat in the legislature.… Read more ...

Arkansas Green Party Petition for Full Party Status Successful Fourth Time in a Row

H/T Ballot Access News and Green Party Watch:

Arkansas Greens have been certified for the ballot as a party, with 14,000 signatures submitted to cover a 10,000 signature requirement. Arkansas Greens were also on the ballot in 2006, 2008 and 2010. During those years Arkansas Greens elected a state legislator and received over 20% for US Senate and multiple US House races, among other achievements.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Court hears Arkansas Green Party Case

from Ballot Access News
Eighth Circuit Hears Arkansas Green Party Case

May 11th, 2011

On May 10, the 8th circuit heard oral arguments in Green Party of Arkansas v Martin, 10-3106. The lawsuit challenges the Arkansas law that removes parties from the ballot whenever they go through a statewide election and fail to poll 3% of the vote for the office at the top of the ticket (Governor in midterm years, and President in presidential years).… Read more ...

Arkansas To Hold 4-Candidate U.S. Senate Debate

Ballot Access News:

Arkansas Educational TV will host a debate between all four candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate, on October 13. The candidates are Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln, Republican John Boozman, Green Party nominee John Gray, and independent Trevor Drown. This is believed to be the first televised debate for a statewide office in Arkansas that includes a Green Party nominee.… Read more ...

Arkansas AFL-CIO Endorses Green Mark Swaney for Legislature

Ballot Access News:

The Arkansas AFL-CIO recently endorsed Mark Swaney, for state representative in the 90th district. Swaney is the Green Party nominee. His only opponent in November is a Republican.

Graphic from GP.org:

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Arkansas Green Party candidates in the news

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

After the Arkansas Green Party nominating convention on July 24th, Arkansas Green candidates have been appearing regularly in the news. Here are a few recent articles:

Arkansas News: Green Party candidate launches campaign for state treasurer

The Log Cabin Democrat: Conway man chosen to represent Green Party on November Ballot

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Arkansas Green Party nominates slate of candidates

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Arkansas Green Party nominated several candidates at its state convention on July 24th. The candidates include two former state representatives, Jim Lendall for Governor and Bobby Tullis for Treasurer, as well as Rebekah Kennedy for Attorney General, who earned over 20% of the vote for US Senate in 2008.… Read more ...

Arkansas Green Party Nominates Jim Lendall for Governor

Ballot Access News:

On July 24, the Arkansas Green Party held its state nominating convention. Jim Lendall is the party’s nominee for Governor. If he gets 3% in November 2010, the party will enjoy qualified status automatically for 2012. Lendall will be the only person on the ballot for Governor, other than the Democratic and Republican nominees.… Read more ...

Arkansas Greens hiring

Posted by Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch


In a message at their Facebook page, Green Change reported that the Arkansas Green Party is offering to pay $1 per signature to help them secure ballot status. They will also provide housing. Contact Mark Swaney to get involved. The Green Party nation wide needs the Arkansas Green Party on the ballot come November.… Read more ...

Arkansas Green Campaign School now showing on Green Party US livestream

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

A recent Campaign School event hosted by the Arkansas Green Party in Little Rock, with presentations by Green Party political director Brent McMillan, is now running on Green Party US livestream in a loop.

Green Party Campaign Schools consist of workshops on all aspects of political campaign organizing for candidates, campaign staff, & GP organizers.… Read more ...