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Green Party LogoGreen Party to host an Election Night Livestream online; Green candidates to watch on Election Day

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Green Party Livestream Page: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Best Green Political Ads and Campaign Videos (Poli-Tea Blog): http://politeaparty.blogspot.com/2010/10/best-green-party-political-ads-and.html

Video downloads and campaign news:
Green candidates in debates http://www.gp.org/candidates/debates.php
Greens on the campaign trail http://www.gp.org/elections/campaign-trail/index.php
Labor endorsements for Greens http://www.gp.org/candidates/labor-endorsements.php
More candidate videos: http://www.gp.org/candidates/videos.php


WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States will host an online Livestream on Election Night, discussing Green campaigns and reporting election results as they are announced. The public is invited to participate and join in a live chat during the Livestream.

The Livestream will be hosted by Green Party media coordinator Starlene Rankin in Sacramento, California, and Craig Seeman in New York City. Ms. Rankin and Mr. Seeman will interview Green candidates, at their Election Night parties, and pass along reports about the campaigns. The Livestream will begin at 8 pm ET, 5 pm PT.

Below is a list of Green candidates to watch on Election Day, including Greens with a good chance of victory, Greens whose campaigns will help their state Green Parties achieve or maintain ballot status, and other significant races.


Green Candidates to Watch on Nov. 2
Potential Winning campaigns, including ballot access

ARKANSAS

Joy Ballard is running for Saline County Collector, against six write-in candidates (open seat in a partisan race).

Jim Lendall, running for governor, needs 3% for the ballot line, against two other candidates.
http://jimlendall.org

CALIFORNIA

Gary Blenner is running for reelection to Center Unified School District Board of Trustees, Placer County (five candidates for three seats in a nonpartisan race)

Bruce Delgado is running for reelection to Marina City Mayor, Monterey County, with one opponent in a nonpartisan race.
http://www.delgado4mayor.org/

Robert Deutsch is running for reelection to Board of Directors, Alameda Healthcare District (four candidates for three seats in a nonpartisan race).

Paul Franklin is running for reelection to Live Oak School District School Board, Santa Cruz County (four candidates for three seats in a nonpartisan race).
http://votepaulfranklin.org

Dan Hamburg is running for Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, District 5. Mr. Hamburg finished first of four candidates in the primary with 34 % of the vote. Two candidates rare running for one seat in a nonpartisan race.
http://www.votehamburg5.org

Gayle McLaughlin is running for reelection to Mayor of Richmond, Contra Costa County. She has two opponents in a nonpartisan race. Richmond is a city with a population over 100,000.

Lisa Stephens is running for reelection to Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County (nine candidates for six seats in a nonpartisan race).

Jesse Townley is running for reelection to Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County (nine candidates for six seats in a nonpartisan race).

Pam Webster is running for reelection to Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County. (nine candidates for six seats in a nonpartisan race).

CONNECTICUT

Megan Cassano is running for Board of Education, Stamford, Fairfield County (eight candidates for three seats in a partisan race).

Jane Weston is running for Judge of Probate, Stamford, Fairfield County (two candidates for one seat in a partisan race).

Jane Weston is running for Registrar of Voters, Weston, Fairfield County (partisan race).

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

David Schwartzman is running for City Council At-large (four candidates for two seats in a partisan race). 1% in a citywide race will retain ballot status for the DC Statehood Green Party.
http://www.davidshwartzman.com

JB Shoatz is running unopposed for Advisory Neighborhood Commission SMD 8B04 (nonpartisan race).

Rick Tingling-Clemmons is running for reelection to Advisory Neighborhood Commission SMD 7D05, with two challengers (nonpartisan race).

HAWAII

Jim Brewer is running for US Senate. 10% any statewide office will give the Green Party ballot status.

ILLINOIS

Jeremy Karpen for State Representative District 39 (two candidates for one seat in a partisan race).
http://www.jeremykarpen.org

Rich Whitney is running for governor, against three other candidates. 5% in a gubernatorial race will retain ballot status for the Green Party.
http://www.whitneyforgov.org

MAINE

John Anton is running for reelection to Portland City Council At-Large, Cumberland County (four candidates for two seats in a non-partisan race).

Seth Berner is running for State Representative, District 115 (partisan race).
http://www.sethberner.com

Roger Gay is running for State Representative, District 134, York County (three candidates for one seat in a partisan race). He received AFL-CIO endorsement.

Fred Horch is running for State Representative, District 66 (three candidates for one seat in a partisan race).
http://fredhorch.org/news

Anna Trevorrow is running for State Representative District 120, Cumberland County (three candidates for one seat in a partisan race).
http://www.annatrevorrow.org

MARYLAND

Maria Allwine is running for Governor, against four other candidates. 1% for in the gubernatorial race will retain the Green Party's ballot status.
http://www.allwineforgovernor.org

MASSACHUSETTS

Jill Stein is running for Governor, against three other candidates. 3% in any statewide race will win a ballot line for the Green-Rainbow Party.
http://www.jillstein.org

MICHIGAN

If some Green candidate gets at least 1% of the winner's vote for Secretary of State, the party retains ballot access without having to petition again. Any of several campaigns could achieve this.

MINNESOTA

Farheen Hakeem is running for Governor, against six other candidates. 5% in any statewide race will win ballot access for the Green Party.
http://www.farheehakeem.org

Annie Young in running for State Auditor (four candidates for one seat in a partisan race).
http://annieyoungforauditor.com

NEVADA

David Scott Curtis is running for governor, against six other candidates. 1% in a statewide will win ballot access for the Green Party.
http://gpnv.org

NEW YORK

Howie Hawkins is running for governor. 50,000 votes in a gubernatorial race will win ballot status for the Green Party.
http://www.howiehawkins.com

OREGON

Mike Beilstein is running for reelection to Corvallis City Council Ward 5, Benton County (two candidates in a nonpartisan race).

Tim Dehne is running for Benton County Commissioner Position 1 (three candidates for one seat in a partisan race). Mr. Dehne served as a Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District Director from 2005-2008.
http://www.newmenu.org/timdehne

Richard Hervey is running for reelection to Corvallis City Council Ward 3, Benton County (two candidates in a nonpartisan race).

Eric Navickas is running for re-election to Ashland City Council Position 2, Jackson County (two candidates in a nonpartisan race).

SOUTH CAROLINA

Tom Clements, running against incumbent Jim DeMint (Rep.), is likely to draw more votes than Democrat Alvin Greene.
http://clementsforsenate.com

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Guillaume Mimoun is running for Delegate to Congress. According to the USVI election law, two or more territorial candidates who garner 5% of the vote or more may start a party.

TEXAS

Deb Shafto is running for governor, against three other candidates. 2% in a gubernatorial race will retain ballot status for the Green Party.
http://www.electdebshafto.org

WISCONSIN

Ben Manksi is running for State Assembly District 77 (four candidates for one seat in a partisan race).
http://votemanski.com/


MORE INFORMATION

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN
Green candidate database and campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml
Green Party News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
Green Party Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers
Green Party ballot access page http://www.gp.org/2008-elections
Green Party Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States (Fall 2010 issue now online)
http://gp.org/greenpages-blog


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