Green Party of Washington State

Green Party of Washington State

The Green Party of Washington State is the state party organization for Washington of the Green Party of the United States. The Green Party has gone from one local in 1999 to nearly 10 affiliated locals in 2007. Additionally, the Green Party has members, organizers, and locals in formation throughout the State.

In the 2008 elections, four Green Party candidates have qualified for the August 19 primary - Duff Badgley for governor, Gary Morrell for U.S. Congress (6th C.D.), Christopher Winter for State Representative (9th Legislative District, Position 2), and Howard Pellet (40th Legislative District, Position 2). []

In the 2006 elections Aaron Dixon a former captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party drew national attention to the party with his run for the United States Senate. Dixon challenged incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell on her continued support for the U.S. presence in Iraq and the USA PATRIOT Act.

Coordinating Council 2006-2007

*Chair: Jody Grage, Seattle
*Vice-Chair: Ruth Lorenz, Seattle
*Secretary: Maryrose Asher, Vashon
*State Party Treasurer: Trey Smith
*Federal Committee Treasurer: Dave Jette

National Green Party Delegates

*Suzanne Nott
*Mike Gillis
*Brent White

Elected officials

As of June 2007 there were 7 elected Green officeholders in Washington. []

*TJ Johnson, City Council, Olympia (Thurston County)
*Steve Ludwig, Freeholder, District 3 (San Juan County)
*Sally Soriano, Director, District 1, School Board, Seattle (King County)
*James Alfred Smith, School Board, Lopez Island, School #144, Director #2 (San Juan County)
*Steve Garrison, Public Utility District, District 3 (Mason County)
*Dan Asher, Community Council, Vashon Maury Island (King County)
*Joe Marino, Cemetery District (Cowlitz County)

External links

* [ Green Party of Washington State] (Official site)

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