Green Party regains ballot status in Mass., NY, & Texas on Election Day 2010


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The Green Party regained ballot status in three states on Election Day 2010 and Green Mayor Gayle McLaughlin was reelected in Richmond, California, among several other victories in that state.

Green election results in Massachusetts, New York, and Texas won ballot access for these states, thanks to the campaigns of Nat Fortune for State Auditor in Massachusetts, Howie Hawkins and Gloria Mattera for governor and lieutenant governor in New York, and Ed Lindsay for Comptroller in Texas.  Green Parties in California, the District of Columbia, and Michigan maintained their ballot status.

Having ballot status in three of the most populous states will make a Green presidential campaign much easier in 2012.

A list of victories, including ballot status wins, follows below.  News from other races:  LeAlan Jones (Illinois) and John Gray (Arkansas) were declared winners by reporters in their state’s debates, with Mr. Jones declared the winner of a debate he was barred from attending.  In a historic first, Arizona Green candidate Jerry Joslyn confronted John McCain on his war spending in a US Senate debate.

GREEN VICTORIES, including ballot access, on November 2, 2010 (unofficial Results):


Joy Ballard won her race for Saline County Collector, finishing first of seven candidates for one seat with 19,131 votes, 69.28%.


Gayle McLaughlin won her reelection to Mayor of Richmond, Contra Costa County, finishing first of three candidates with 6,282 votes or 40.43%.

Bruce Delgado won his reelection to Mayor of Marina City, Monterey County, finishing first of two candidates with 1,734 votes or 56.78%.

Dan Hamburg won his race for Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, District 5, finishing first of two candidates with 2,474 votes or 55.28%.

Lisa Stephens, Jesse Townley, and Pam Webster won their reelection to the Rent Stabilization Board of Berkeley, Alameda County.  There will have been at least three Greens on the nine-member board from 2002 through 2014.

Robert Deutsch won his reelection to Board of Directors, Alameda Healthcare District, Alameda County, finishing first of four candidates for two seats with 8,048 votes or 30.65%.

Joe Navarro won his race for Hollister School Board, San Benito County, finishing second of eight candidates for three seats with 2,424 votes or 15.56%.


Ann Wilcox’s 12,055 votes (10.20%) for DC Council Chair and David Schwartzman’s 11,799 votes (6.78%) for DC Council At-Large maintained the DC Statehood Green Party‘s ballot line

JB Shoats ran unopposed for Advisory Neighborhood Commission SMD 8B04.


Anita Stewart won her race for Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation District 5, finishing first of five candidates for one seat with 82,289 votes or 37.75% .


Raymond Meyer was re-elected to Lucas County Health Center Board of Trustees, finishing second for two seats with 2,202 votes out of 3,617 possible.  By the end of his next term, Raymond Meyer will have served for 16 consecutive years in office, and is tied for third among all US Greens for the longest in any elected office (  Meyer is also a member of the City Council of Chariton, Iowa, to which he was elected in 2009.


John Anton won his reelection to Portland City Council, At-large, Cumberland County, finishing second of four candidates for two seats with 12,114 votes.


Nat Fortune received 105,812 votes or 5% in his run for State Auditor, which surpassed the 3% of the vote in a statewide election necessary for the Green Rainbow Party of Massachusetts (GRP) to regain ballot status.


• Preliminary returns suggest that every one of the Green Party statewide candidates earned votes in excess of the ballot-access retention threshold, any one of whom would secure the ballot-line for the next election.


Howie Hawkins for Governor, Gloria Mattera for Lt. Governor, received 58,123 votes (at last count), more than the 50,000 votes needed to maintain the Green Party ballot line into the next election cycle.


Michael Beilstein won his reelection to Corvallis City Council Ward 5, Benton County, finishing  first of two candidates for one seat with 838 votes or 64.81%.

Richard Hervey won his reelection to Corvallis City Council Ward 3, Benton County, finishing first of two candidates for one seat with 791 votes or 63.08%.


Ed Lindsay’s 251,842 votes or 6% for Comptroller guarantees that the Green Party of Texas will be on the ballot in 2012.

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