2020 Green Party presidential primaries

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Green Party presidential primaries, 2020

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400 +/- 2 Delegate votes to the Green National Convention
201 +/- 1 Delegate votes needed to win

Previous Green nominee

Jill Stein

Presumptive Green nominee


The 2020 Green Party presidential primaries will be a series of primaries, caucuses and state conventions in which voters elect delegates to represent a candidate for the Green Party's nominee for President of the United States at the 2020 Green National Convention. The primaries, to be held in numerous states on various dates from early Spring into early Summer of 2020, will feature elections publicly funded, concurrent with the Democratic and Republican primaries, and elections privately funded by the Green Party, to be held non-concurrently with the major party primaries.

There will be 400 delegates, plus or minus two, elected to the Green National Convention. A candidate will need a simple majority of these delegates to become the party's nominee for president in the 2020 presidential election.[1] In addition, formal recognition is a requirement to be the Green Party's nominee.[2]


Former nominees[edit]

The former Green Party presidential nominees, in chronological order, are consumer advocate Ralph Nader, political activist David Cobb, congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and political activist Dr. Jill Stein. Both Nader and Stein received the nomination for president twice from the Green Party. The former vice presidential nominees of the Green Party are environmentalist and economist Winona LaDuke, political activist Pat LaMarche, organizer and hip-hop activist Rosa Clemente, National Coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign Cheri Honkala, and human rights activist Ajamu Baraka. In 2016, LaDuke became the first Native American woman and Green Party member to receive an Electoral College vote for Vice President.[3]


  Formed exploratory committee but has not officially declared their candidacy

Declared candidates[edit]

Name Born Experience State Campaign
Announcement date
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Alan Augustson
February 14, 1964
(age 55)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Green nominee for Illinois's 5th congressional district in 2008 Flag of New Mexico.svg
New Mexico
Green Party of the United States Logo (2014).svg
Announced campaign: April 6, 2019
FEC Filing[4]
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Sedinam Kinamo Christin
January 1, 1962
(age 57)
Los Angeles, California[8]
People's National Convention organizer
2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate
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Announced campaign: July 29, 2015
Not Yet Filed With FEC
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Howie Hawkins
December 8, 1952
(age 66)
San Francisco, California
Green nominee for Governor of New York in 2010, 2014, and 2018;
Co-Founder of the Green Party of the United States
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New York
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Exploratory committee:
April 3, 2019
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Dario Hunter
(age 36)
New Jersey
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Exploratory committee:
January 21, 2019

Announced campaign: February 18, 2019
FEC Filing[12]
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Ian Schlakman
December 15, 1984
(age 34)
Long Island, New York State
Former Co-Chair of the Maryland Green Party
Green Nominee For Governor of Maryland in 2018
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Filed December 3, 2018
Announced campaign: December 14, 2018
FEC Filing[14]

Potential candidates[edit]

Individuals who have publicly expressed interest[edit]

Individuals in this section have expressed an interest in running for president within the last six months.

Declined to be candidates[edit]

The individuals in this section have been the subject of speculation about their possible candidacy, but have publicly denied interest in running.


The Green Party's Presidential Campaign Support Committee announced that it will host a Presidential Forum on July 20 during the party's 2019 Annual National Meeting. Candidates do not need to secure official party recognition by this date, with a letter of interest and candidate questionnaire being sufficient. Official recognition is outlined in the party's bylaws and is used to distinguish serious candidates. [21]

Green primary debate schedule
No. Date Time Place Sponsor(s)
1 July 20, 2019 TBD Salem GPUS Presidential Campaign Support Committee[22]


On December 14, 2018 former Maryland Green Party co-chair Ian Schlakman became the first Green Party candidate filed with the FEC to announce their presidential bid for the 2020 election, the first presidential election he qualified for.

Following Jill Stein's presidential campaign in 2016, Stein indicated that a third run for the presidency would be unlikely.[20]


Active campaigns
Exploratory committee
Ended campaigns
Midterm elections
Green convention
Dario HunterHowie Hawkins


Primary election polling[edit]

National polling[edit]

Poll source Sample size Date(s) Curry Hunter Schlackman Others
Third Party Watch[24] 501 Registered Green Voters March 10–14, 2019 8% 66% 26% N/A

See also[edit]


  1. ^ This individual is not registered to the political party of this section, but has been the subject of speculation or expressed interest in running under this party.


  1. ^ "Rules of the Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party of the United States". Green Party of the United States. February 11, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Green Party formally recognizes two presidential candidates". Green Party Watch. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Amy Goodman (September 4, 2016). "VIDEO: Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters with Dogs and Pepper Spray". Democracynow.org. Democracy Now!. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  5. ^ "The race is on". gp.org. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Home - run-Alan.run". run-alan.run. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Alan Augustson - Green Party for President 2020". facebook.com. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  8. ^ sedinam2020.com https://www.sedinam2020.com/about_sedinam. Retrieved 24 March 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry". Facebook.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  10. ^ https://auburnpub.com/blogs/eye_on_ny/howie-hawkins-syracuse-resident-exploring-run-for-green-party-presidential/article_1bc6e864-e446-566c-a36e-690150d2422c.html
  11. ^ https://howiehawkins.us/
  12. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Youngstown Board of Education member announces he's running for president". Wkbn.com. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  14. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Green Party Candidate for President Ian Schlakman talks about Student Loan Debt". All Exits Closed. December 24, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  16. ^ "Jesse Ventura Says Democrats Should Work with Him to Defeat Trump in 2020". Tmz.com. November 29, 2018. Archived from the original on December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  17. ^ Brandon Stroud (November 28, 2018). "Jesse 'The Body' Ventura Is Considering A 2020 Presidential Run". Uproxx. Archived from the original on December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  18. ^ Ventura, Charles (July 12, 2017). "Bernie Sanders on 2020 presidential run: 'I am not taking it off the table'". USA Today. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  19. ^ "Will We Be Feeling the Bern in 2020?: Sanders on Whether He'd Ever Run for President Again". Democracy Now!. November 29, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  20. ^ a b Stack, Liam (August 1, 2018). "Green Party, Eyeing the 2020 Presidential Race, Prepares for the Midterms". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  21. ^ "How To Seek The 2020 Green Presidential Nomination". Green Party of the United States. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  22. ^ "How To Seek The 2020 Green Presidential Nomination". Green Party of the United States. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  23. ^ "Dario Hunter launches exploratory committee for Green Party presidential nomination". Wkbn.com. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  24. ^ "2020 Green and Libertarian Primary Polling". Third Party Watch. March 17, 2019.