Tag Archives: Jason West

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 ...

Jason West wins for Mayor in New Paltz

Green Party Watch
The once and future Mayor
May 3, 2011

Jason West was Mayor of New Paltz New York from 2003 to 2007. An active member of the Green Party at that time, West was the first official in the United States to marry same-sex couples. He was arrested and charged with “solemnizing marriages without a license”.

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NY Press write-up: Rev. Billy, Joan Baez and Jason West

NY Press is a mainstream media outlet. They have a story about the Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor fundraiser. The article includes political commentary and music reviews. Interestingly, NY Press tagged the story as “theater” and “religion/faith”, as well as the expected tags.

(excerpt from) NY Press
A Night With Reverend Billy

…A volunteer collected signatures for Reverend Billy’s candidacy (he needs 20,000 to be on the ballot)…

With his high pompadour and guerilla theatre tactics, it’s tempting to dismiss Reverend Billy as an entertainer with a few good points, but the Green Party’s widespread support suggests there might be something more to his foray into politics.

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Former Green Party Mayor presents 100 ideas for his village

Jason West was Mayor of New Paltz, New York from 2003-2007. As a Green Party candidate, he ran with the Green Party and also on the ballot with the “The Innovation Party”.

(excerpt from) Times Herald-Record on-line
Ex-mayor’s wish list offers 100 ideas for New Paltz
West ‘in remission’ from electoral politics

By Jeremiah Horrigan / Posted: June 29, 2009 – 2:00 AM

NEW PALTZ — Jason West was bitten early and hard by the political bug.

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