Green Party of Hawaii

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Green Party of Hawaii
Chairperson Bob Jacobson
Headquarters Honolulu

Green politics

Grassroots Democracy
National affiliation Green Party of the United States
Colors Green
Seats in the Upper House
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Seats in the Lower House
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Official website

The Green Party of Hawai'i (GPH) is the official organization of the Green Party of the United States in the state of Hawaii.

The party's focus includes environmental issues, community-based economics, personal responsibility, diversity, social justice, and non-violence.[1]

The Hawaii Green Party first qualified for the ballot in May 1992,[1] one of the earliest state Green Parties to do so.[citation needed]

In November 1992, Keiko Bonk was elected to a seat on the Hawaii County (Big Island) County Council, the first Green to be elected in a partisan race in the United States. She was re-elected in 1994, but stepped down to run unsuccessfully for Island Mayor in 1996.[1]

In November 1998, Julie Jacobson was elected to Bonk's old seat on the Big Island, which she held upon re-election in 2000. When she decided not to run in 2002, her husband Bob Jacobson ran and was elected, then re-elected again in 2004 and 2006. Jacobson lost in 2008. No Green Party members have since held elected office in Hawaii.[citation needed]

In 2012, the Green Party of Hawaii was certified to be included on Hawaii partisan election ballots in all races through 2020.[1] The party sued the Chief Election Officer Scott Nago as the state ran out of ballots on election day.[2][3] A decision in the lawsuit was rendered by the Supreme Court of Hawaii on 19 July 2016.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Stewart, Colin M. (April 22, 2012). "Green Party Certified". Hawaii Tribune-Herald. 
  2. ^ Timothy, Hurley (3 November 2016). "Hawaii Election Officials Boost Vigilance". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Big Island's top 10 stories of 2012". Hawaii Tribune-Herland. 30 December 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Green Party of Hawaii v. Nago". JUSTIA. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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