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 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”.
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.