Tag Archives: West Virginia Mountain Party

Mountain Party of West Virginia selects former state senator as its candidate for governor

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Charlotte Pritt (Image: America.pink)

By Krzysztof Lesiak, originally published at the American Third Party Report today:

According to an article published today on WVGazzetteMail.com, the Mountain Party of West Virginia, the state affiliate of the national Green Party, has selected Charlotte Pritt as its 2016 candidate for governor. Pritt, aged 67, served as a Democratic Party member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1984 to 1988.… Read more ...

Baber for Governor: West Virginia October 4th Special Election

Jack Wagner at the Free Independent-Sun:

I support the elimination of the food tax. I am opposed to new taxes on the middle class and small businesses and favor tax relief.… Read more ...

West Virginia Bill to Ease Definition of “Political Party”

Ballot Access News:

West Virginia State Senator Clark Barnes (R-Beverly) has introduced SB 417, to ease the definition of “political party.” The existing law, ever since 1916, has defined a political party as a group that polled at least 1% of the vote for Governor in the last gubernatorial election.… Read more ...

Mountain Party Primary Turnout is Better than Primary Turnout for Either Major Party in West Virginia

Ballot Access News:

On August 28, West Virginia held primary elections for the Democratic, Republican and Mountain Parties for U.S. Senate. Preliminary election returns are available on the Secretary of State’s web page here. So far, the Mountain Party has the best turnout. Only 13% of registered Democrats appear to have cast a vote in the Democratic primary; only 15% of the registered Republicans in the Republican primary; but 21% of the Mountain Party registrants turned out to vote in the Mountain Party primary.… Read more ...

West Virginia Constitution Party Submits Petition to be in U.S. Senate Race

Ballot Access News:

August 23 is the deadline for petitions for independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for U.S. Senate in West Virginia. The only candidate who attempted to qualify by petition is Jeff Becker of the Constitution Party. It will be several weeks before the state can check the petition to see if he has the required 1,756 valid signatures.… Read more ...

WV Mountain Party’s Jesse Johnson joins US Senate race

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Charleston Gazette reports that Jesse Johnson has filed as the West Virginia Mountain Party (WV’s Green Party affiliate) candidate for the US Senate special election to fill the seat left by the late Robert Byrd. Johnson is a well-known campaigner against mountaintop removal and an experienced Mountain Party standard-bearer, having previously run for US Senate and twice for governor as the party’s nominee.… Read more ...

Jesse Johnson Likely to be Mountain Party Nominee for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, Needs Fast Donations

Ballot Access News:

The Mountain Party, West Virginia’s only ballot-qualified minor party, expects to nominate Jesse Johnson as its U.S. Senate nominee, in the special election for that office to be held November 2, 2010.

Earlier this week, Republicans in the West Virginia legislature refused to vote for the bill setting up the special election, unless it was amended to say that candidates in that special election could also be running for another office simultaneously.… Read more ...