Green Party of Michigan

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The Green Party of Michigan is the state party organization for Michigan of the Green Party of the United States. The party has had ballot access in Michigan since November 2000. JoAnne Beemon, who is credited with thwarting construction of a Wal-Mart store,[1] became the first Green elected in Michigan when on election day 2000 she received 5,349 votes (86%) to become Drain Commissioner in Charlevoix County. The party is a member of the Michigan Third Parties Coalition.[2]

Elected officials[edit]

As of June 2011 there were 3 elected Green officeholders in Michigan. [3]

  • Scott Klein, City Council, Hamtramck
  • David Newland, School Board Trustee, Bellaire
  • Korine Bachleda, Township Clerk, Newberg Township

Korine Bachleda won the office of Newberg Township Clerk in 2006 as a write-in candidate, then later asked the Cass County Clerk's office to list her as a Green. She won re-election in 2008 as a Green, having been nominated by GPMI at its State Convention. [4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Beemon formulated storm water runoff regulations stricter than the county stormwater ordinance. She sent them to Wal-Mart on February 12, 2004. Two months later in a phone call to Beemon on April 6, 2004, Wal-Mart project manager Allen Oertel acknowledged that the company altered its plan based on information from Beemon that it did not previously know of. As described just above, later it ended the whole project.
  2. ^ "Michigan Third Parties Coalition Formed"
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  4. ^ "Candidates2007". Migreens.Org. 2007-07-19. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Michigan Greens Nominate Rev. Pinkney at State Convention". 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 

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