Green Party of Michigan

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Green Party of Michigan
Headquarters PO Box 504, Warren, Michigan 48090-0504
Ideology Green politics
National affiliation Green Party of the United States
Colors Green
Green Party of Michigan
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Green Party of Michigan is a political party in Michigan. It is the state affiliate 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]

2014 Slate[edit]

updated thru 2014-10-09; one of the sources is [6]

Nominated at 2014 State Convention:

  • Paul Homeniuk – Governor[7]
  • Candace Caveny – Lieutenant Governor
  • John Anthony La Pietra – Attorney General [8]
  • Chris Wahmhoff – US Senator[9]
  • Ellis Boal – US Representative/1st District[10]
  • Tonya Duncan – US Representative/3rd District[11]
  • John M. Lawrence – US Representative/6th District[12]
  • Jim Casha – US Representative/8th District[13]
  • John V. McDermott – US Representative/9th District[14]
  • Harley Mikkelson – US Representative/10th District[15]
  • Stephen Boyle – US Representative/14th District[16]
  • Sherry A. Wells – State Board of Education
  • Ian Swanson – U of M Board of Regents
  • Terry Link – MSU Board of Trustees[17]
  • Adam Adrianson – MSU Board of Trustees[18]
  • Margaret Guttshall – Wayne St U Bd of Governors
  • Latham T. Redding – Wayne St U Bd of Governors
  • Tom Mair – Grand Traverse County Board/2nd District
  • Wayne Vermilya – Presque Isle County Board/1st District

Endorsed at State Convention (running for non-partisan office):

  • Eric Borregard – Washtenaw Community College Board
  • Joe Connolly – Northwest Michigan College Board

Nominated at County Caucuses:

  • Sarah Molenaar – Kalamazoo County Board/1st District
  • Fred Vitale – Wayne County Board/1st District

Douglas Campbell[edit]

Douglas Campbell is a two-time Green Party Candidate[19] (2002 and 2006) for Governor of Michigan[20] and a 2008 candidate for the United States House of Representatives. In 2002 Campbell received 25,236 votes.[21] During the 2002 campaign he claimed he was beaten, arrested and jailed (in Brighton, Michigan) for attempting to participate in a gubernatorial debate from which he was excluded, at the time being the only candidate who was not either a Republican or Democrat.[22] In 2006 Campbell received 20,009 votes.[23]

Campbell, a registered professional engineer and published Atheist from Ferndale, joined the Green party upon learning of its existence in 2000,[20] and was the Wayne-Oakland-Macomb county campaign coordinator for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader, 2000.[24] On May 19, 2007 at the Green Party of Michigan State Membership Meeting Campbell was elected to be a Delegate to Green Party National Committee.[25] On August 2, 2008 Campbell was nominated at the Oakland County Caucus to be the party's candidate for Michigan's 9th congressional district [1].

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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  19. ^ Kuszmar, Richard (Campaign Manager). "Douglas Campbell for Governor October 14, 2006 (News Release)". (website).
  20. ^ a b Greens, US. "Green Party Speakers Bureau". (website).
  21. ^ Land, Terri Lynn."Election Results GENERAL ELECTION November 05, 2002" (website)
  22. ^ Campbell, Douglas (2002-05-21). "Thinking Politically (Letter from the Brighton Jail)". Synthesis/Regeneration 29 (Fall 2002). 
  23. ^ Land, Terri Lynn. "Election Results GENERAL ELECTION November 07, 2006". (website).
  24. ^ "Bio: Douglas Campbell". 2006-10-09. Retrieved 2007-11-25. 
  25. ^ Hillsdale County Greens. "Delegates to National Committee (male)". (website).

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