Green Prez hopeful Jesse Johnson: “Vote your values”

On Maine Politics: What brings you to Maine in weather like this?

Johnson: The caucusing is taking place for the Green Party and I just wanted to come up and touch base with folks.

OMP: So tell me a little about yourself.

Johnson: I’ve been an actor, filmmaker, artist. Until last Saturday, I was the state chair of the Mountain Party of West Virginia. In 2004, I ran arguably the most successful campaign for governor in the country of a third party.
In 2006, I ran more of a principled campaign against Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in the history of the United States.
I held the first tripartisan event at the state Capitol in West Virginia in support of public workers. The guy who beat me out for governor had promised them a raise and hadn’t kept that promise so we held that event.
By the end of that day, he gave them their raise.

OMP: Why run for president?

Johnson: I believe this country is at a very dangerous crux in the road and we’re embroiled in an illegal war, we’re breaking treaties, which is unconstitutional.
We are facing the greatest crisis as far as climate, but it’s also our greatest economic opportunity.
The county is in an economic downturn, which I would term a free fall. We simply have got to change direction. There are too many things we’re not facing.

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