Tag Archives: local election

NC Libertarians run grass roots campaigns

Although one registered Libertarian was elected to municipal office Nov. 5, he won’t be able to serve. While several other Libertarians ran spirited races for municipal office across the state, none of them were successful.

Matt Hoerner was elected to the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners in Cumberland County, according to unofficial results.Read more ...

With city’s first ranked choice election coming up, St. Paul’s Greens endorse 3 candidates, work for more

From the Twin Cities Daily Planet (read the full thing here, there is a lot more information in the article itself):

The Green Party of St. Paul began a new effort to recruit candidates for upcoming 2011 local elections June 16, as candidates and around 40 supporters gathered to launch the effort dubbed Green St.

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Megan Cassano of the Green Party running for Board of Education in Stamford, CT

Megan Cassano got a mention in a newspaper article about the race:

Megan Cassano, 30, is running on the Green Party line for the second consecutive year. Cassano is a social worker, who said she deals with people every day with serious childhood and adolescent issues.

“I want to make a difference in (children’s) lives in terms of things such as bullying and enacting a zero-tolerance policy for bullying,” she said.

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Green Party candidate in Ohio ‘offers novel ideas, raises Green Party’s profile in county executive race’

From the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:

CLEVELAND, Ohio — David Ellison helped the Green Party reach a milestone last week by running unopposed in the primary for Cuyahoga County executive.

The architect from Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood gave the political party its first candidate for countywide office after it struggled for years to gain ballot access.

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Election nixes IRV for Burlington, sets back Progressive Party

Although official results are not available yet, it is expected that in Tuesday’s election in Burlington, Vermont, city voters got rid of the instant runoff voting system they had been using since 2006 and voted one Progressive Party politician out of office.  The Progressive Party has two seats on the city council, as do two independents. … Read more ...

Looking back at the campaign (so far) of a No New Tax Party candidate

The No New Tax Party is a new party local to Rotterdam and Schenectady Counties in New York State.  The party is running four candidates in elections on November 3.  One of them is Michael O’Connor, who also won the Republican primary on September 15 (New York allows candidates to run on more than one parties’ ballot line, a practice known as fusion). … Read more ...

Eugene Platt to run for state House in SC as a Green

Eugene Platt, the only elected Green in South Carolina, will be running to represent the 115th district in the State House of Representatives.  He is currently on the James Island Public Service Commission, and ran for the same House seat in 2008, but was thrown off the ballot.  He ran in the Democratic primary, and because of that it was ruled that he could not appear on the general election ballot as a Green. … Read more ...

Green running for select board in Massachusetts

Lee Scott Laugenour, an active member of the Green-Rainbow Party, will be on the ballot on May 11 in the Lenox, Massachusetts race for town select board.  The Green-Rainbow Party is the Massachusetts affiliate of the national Green Party.  Lenox is a town in Berkshire County with a population of over 5,000.… Read more ...

Green incumbent Konkel debates challenger before election

In Madison, Wisconsin, local elections are coming up on April 7.  While they are non-partisan, Brenda Konkel is an active member of the Green Party and has held her seat on the City Council since 2001.

Earlier today Konkel faced off with her opponent, Bridget Maniaci.  Konkel stressed her experience and use of blogging to promote transparency and engagement, while Maniaci rhetorted with an assurance that she would be very responsive to all different types of constituents. … Read more ...