News Release - Wednesday, November 06, 2002.

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Early Results Show Growth for Green Party.

Maine Green Independent Party
Contact: Nancy Allen 207-326-4576
John Eder 207-874-0713 or 207-871-0317 or 207-879-8755

Mainer is Second Green Elected to a US State Legislature.

Portland, ME. John Eder of Portland, a 33 year old house painter, has been elected as state representative from District 31 to the Maine Legislature with 67% of the vote to become the first Green state rep in the United States. His Democratic opponent conceded last night.

The Maine Green Independent Party thanks all who helped create this historic victory and is extremely proud that Maine is the first state in the nation to elect a Green state rep. It is fitting that the first organized state Green Party (1984) is the first state to have the highest elected Green in the nation.

Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Dean Myerson, National Political Coordinator,
202-319-7191 (office)
301-651-5168 (cell)
Juscha Robinson, Co-Chair, Green Party
Coordinated Campaign Committee,
Dan Kinney, Co-Chair, Green Party Coordinated
Campaign Committee, 717-579-6391

Early Results Show Growth for Green Party

Candidates take a statehouse seat in Maine and a Providence, Rhode Island City Council seat.

Washington, D.C. --  With most results still pending in western states, Greens took a strong step to higher level office with John Eder's two-to-one landslide victory in the Maine state house, district 31. Eder's Democratic Party opponent conceded earlier in the evening.

In Providence, Rhode Island, where Greg Gerritt ran a strong grassroots campaign for Mayor, David Segal has taken a seat on the City Council with 38%.

In northwest Pennsylvania, District 3, Congressional candidate AnnDrea Benson set a new record for a Green Congressional campaign with 22% of the vote total. Benson had been endorsed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson last Friday.

For statewide races, Green candidates for Governor in Maine, Jonathan Carter, and Jim Sykes for Senate in Alaska both earned about 9%.

Greens also elected their first local officeholder in Texas, George Rice, to the San Antonio Water Board. And in Madison, Wisconsin, Green candidate for Sheriff Adam Benedetto received over 32,000 votes.


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News Release - Wednesday, November 06, 2002.

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