Tag Archives: Green Party of Connecticut

Former Connecticut state representative to seek Green Party’s nomination for Congress


Jonathan Pelto (Photo: Hugh McQuaid)

ATPR: Jonathan Pelto, a former member of the Democratic Party who was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1985 to 1995, has announced he will seek the Green Party’s nomination for Congress in Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district. Pelto ran as an independent candidate for Connecticut Governor in 2014 but ultimately failed to collect enough signatures to be placed on the ballot.Read more ...

GP.org: Greens Rally Candidates for Fall

Green Party of Connecticut
PO BOX 231214
Hartford, CT 06123

Press Release: 
for immediate release – August 18, 2013

Tim McKee, National Committee of the Green Party, 203-710-1056
Mike DeRosa, State Co- Chair – 860-919-4042 

2013-Pres. Candidate Dr. Jill Stein to Keynote

Hartford, CT- The Green Party of Connecticut announced today a “Fall 2013 Local Election Rally” featuring a keynote speech by Dr.Read more ...

Why I Ran: Reflections Of A Green Alderman

Posted on the Green Papers website (an official organ of the Green Party): 

August 13 | Posted by admin | DemocracyGreen Party

by John Halle
Former Green Party Alderman
New Haven, CT

first published by The Progressive Review

John Halle

John Halle

While many of us will shy away from the conversation, a lot of us would probably acknowledge that there needs to be discussion on the effectiveness of the strategies associated with anti-corporate politics.

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Russel Mokhiber of Singler Payer Action on establishment liberals’ failure to stand up for third parties and ‘the American people’

From Counterpunch, and also posted at Single Payer Action:

But under the Connecticut law, minor party candidates and independents have to show public support by raising the small contributions.

But then they must do more.

They have to gather a certain number of signatures – or show a certain level of voter support from past elections to qualify for the public funding.

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News from the Connecticut Green Party

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Although the Connecticut Green Party has no candidate for governor this year and is running a write-in campaign for US Senate, CT Green candidates running for a variety of statewide, congressional, legislative and local seats have been steadily making news. Here are some recent stories:

CT News Junkie: Nader Endorses Krayeske in 1st Congressional District

Hartford Courant: Putting Voters in the Driver’s Seat (letter from Mike DeRosa, candidate for CT Secretary of State)

Norwich Bulletin: 2nd District Incumbent, Challengers Duke It Out in Willimantic

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CT: Green Calls Out Congressional Democrat for War Hawking

From The Day by way of Third Party and Independent Daily:

Scott Deshefy, the Green Party candidate running for Congress in the 2nd District, issued a statement on Wednesday criticizing the district’s representative, Democrat Joe Courtney, for voting against a resolution to pull American troops out of Pakistan.

The Green Party had urged Congress to pass House Resolution 301, introduced by Reps.… Read more ...

Connecticut Green Party announces candidate for state house

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Green Party of Connecticut announced today that Don Alexander is running for State Representative, House District 64 (Torrington, Sharon, Cornwall, Goshen, and Salisbury) this fall.

A resident of Torrington, Alexander is a quality assurance engineer at a state company. He is married, with three children.… Read more ...

Connecticut Greens nominate candidates, denounce Arizona immigration law

Hartford Courant by way of Third Party and Independent Daily:

The Green Party of Connecticut has selected several candidates in political races this year for state or federal offices.

Party spokesman Tim McKee said in a news release Saturday that among those whose names will be on the Nov. 2 ballot are Scott Deshefy of Lebanon for the 2nd Congressional District, Stephen Fournier of Hartford for state attorney general, Michael DeRosa of Wethersfield for secretary of the state, David Bue of Westport for state treasurer, and Colin Bennet of Westbrook for state comptroller.… Read more ...

CT Green Party Would Welcome Nader Run for Senate

Posted at onthewilderside. This story is a press release sent out on 11/17/2009 by the Green Party of Connecticut.

Green Party of Connecticut officials announced today that they would welcome Ralph Nader into the 2010 race for U. S. Senate and think he would have a good chance to win against current Senator Dodd.

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