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
Website
Green Party of Michigan

The Green Party of Michigan is a political party in Michigan. It is the state affiliate of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). The party has had ballot access in Michigan since November 2000, When their Presidential candidate, Ralph Nader captured 2.74% of the national vote and 2% in Michigan.[1] In 2016, the Green Party of Michigan elected 5 officers to local governments.

In Michigan the Green Party elected a candidate to office in its first year. That candidate was JoAnne Beemon who 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. Beemon was credited with thwarting construction of a Wal-Mart store, by formulating storm water runoff regulations stricter than the county stormwater ordinance. She informed Wal-Mart of this 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. Wal-Mart later ended the project.[2] The Michigan party is a member of the Michigan Third Parties Coalition.[3]

Elected officials[edit]

In 2016, the Green party of Michigan saw five of their candidates get elected to office:

  • Korie Blyveis - Newberg Twp Clerk (Cass Co)
  • Tom Mair - Grand Traverse Co Board/District 2
  • Jesse Torres - Holly Twp Park Commissioner
  • Stuart Collis - Ypsilanti Twp Park Commissioner
  • Shauna McNally - Ypsilanti Twp Park Commissioner

2014 and 2016 Slate of Candidates[edit]

updated thru 2014-10-09; one of the sources is [4]

Nominated at 2014 State Convention:

  • Paul Homeniuk – Governor[5]
  • Candace Caveny – Lieutenant Governor
  • John Anthony La Pietra – Attorney General [6]
  • Chris Wahmhoff – US Senator[7]
  • Ellis Boal – US Representative/1st District[8]
  • Tonya Duncan – US Representative/3rd District[9]
  • John M. Lawrence – US Representative/6th District[10]
  • Jim Casha – US Representative/8th District[11]
  • John V. McDermott – US Representative/9th District[12]
  • Harley Mikkelson – US Representative/10th District[13]
  • Stephen Boyle – US Representative/14th District[14]
  • Sherry A. Wells – State Board of Education
  • Ian Swanson – U of M Board of Regents
  • Terry Link – MSU Board of Trustees[15]
  • Adam Adrianson – MSU Board of Trustees[16]
  • 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

Nominated at 2016 State Convention:[17]

  • Ellis Boal - US House/1st District[18]
  • Matthew A. Brady - US House/2nd District
  • Jordan Salvi - US House/4th District
  • Harley Mikkelson - US House/5th District
  • Maria Green - US House/8th District[19]
  • John V. McDermott - US House/9th District
  • Benjamin Nofs - US House/10th District[20]
  • Dylan Calewarts - US House/12th District
  • Marcia Squier - US House/14th District
  • Dan Finn - State House/4th District
  • Tiffany Hayden - State House/11th District
  • Artelia Marie Leak - State House/29th District
  • Eric Borregard - State House/52nd District
  • Joseph Stevens - State House/53rd District
  • John Anthony La Pietra - State House/63rd District[21]
  • Michael Anderson - State House/70th District[22]
  • Deena Marie Bruderick - State House/83rd District
  • Cliff Yankovich - State House/86th District[23]
  • Wade Roberts - State House/109th District
  • Sherry A. Wells - State Board of Education
  • Derek Grigsby - State Board of Education
  • Latham Redding - U of M Board of Regents
  • Will Tyler White - MSU Board of Trustees
  • Margaret Guttshall - WSU Board of Governors
  • Fran Shor - WSU Board of Governors

Candidates endorsed for local races:

  • Korie Blyveis - Newberg Twp Clerk (Cass Co) (won)
  • Celeste Bondie - Emmet County Board/District 4
  • Veda Balla - Genessee County Commission, District 4
  • Tom Mair - Grand Traverse Co Board/District 2 (won)
  • Jesse Torres - Holly Twp Park Commissioner (Oakland County) (won)
  • Wayne Vermilya - Presque Isle Co Board/District 1
  • Stuart Collis - Ypsilanti Twp Park Commissioner (Washtenaw County) (won)
  • Shauna McNally - Ypsilanti Twp Park Commissioner (Washtenaw County) (won)
  • Eric Siegel - Oakland Community College Board of Trustees [24]

Douglas Campbell[edit]

Douglas Campbell is a two-time Green Party Candidate[25] (2002 and 2006) for Governor of Michigan[26] and a 2008 candidate for the United States House of Representatives. In 2002 Campbell received 25,236 votes.[27] 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.[28] In 2006 Campbell received 20,009 votes.[29]

Campbell, a registered professional engineer and published Atheist from Ferndale, joined the Green party upon learning of its existence in 2000,[26] and was the Wayne-Oakland-Macomb county campaign coordinator for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader, 2000.[30] 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.[31] On August 2, 2008 Campbell was nominated at the Oakland County Caucus to be the party's candidate for Michigan's 9th congressional district.[32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidential Election of 2000, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary". infoplease.com. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Friends of Ellis Boal - Personal Background". Ellisboal.org. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  3. ^ "Michigan Third Parties Coalition". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved February 2, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Here Are The Candidates - Green Party of Michigan". Migreenparty.org. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  5. ^ "Paul Homeniuk … ich erzähle dir etwas über Nagelpilz | Mein Nagelpilz und mein Leben". Paulhomeniuk.org. 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  6. ^ "John Anthony La Pietra". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  7. ^ "中高年に多い腰部脊柱管狭窄症|腰が気になったら注意のシグナル". Wahmhoffforsenate.com. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  8. ^ "Friends of Ellis Boal". Ellisboal.org. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  9. ^ "Duncan 4 Michigan 2014". Duncan4michigan2014.us. 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  10. ^ [1] Archived October 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ [2] Archived October 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "electjohnvmcdermott.com". Electjohnvmcdermott.wix.com. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  13. ^ "Harley Mikkelson 2012 - Home". Harleymikkelson.com. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  14. ^ "Boyle For Michigan | Stephen Boyle – Green Party Candidate for US Congress 14th District of Michigan". Boyleformichigan.us. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  15. ^ "Go Green | Go Green or Go Home!". Gogreengolink.org. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  16. ^ "Adrianson for MSU Board of Trustees". Adrianson2014.spmichigan.org. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  17. ^ "Meet Our Candidates!". Green Party of Michigan. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  18. ^ "Friends of Ellis Boal". ellisboal.org. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  19. ^ "Maria Green For Congress". Maria Green For Congress. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  20. ^ "Elect Benjamin Nofs - U.S. Congress". Elect Benjamin Nofs - U.S. Congress. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  21. ^ "John Anthony La Pietra | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  22. ^ "Michael Anderson - Socialist for State Representative (Michigan 70th district)". anderson2016.spmichigan.org. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  23. ^ "Cliff Yankovich Loves The 86th | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  24. ^ "Siegel for OCC Trustee | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  25. ^ Kuszmar, Richard (Campaign Manager). "Douglas Campbell for Governor October 14, 2006 (News Release)". migreens.org (website).
  26. ^ a b Greens, US. "Green Party Speakers Bureau". gp.org (website).
  27. ^ Land, Terri Lynn."Election Results GENERAL ELECTION November 05, 2002" Michigan.gov (website)
  28. ^ Campbell, Douglas (2002-05-21). "Thinking Politically (Letter from the Brighton Jail)". Synthesis/Regeneration 29 (Fall 2002). 
  29. ^ "Governor 4 Year Term (1) Position". Archived from the original on January 11, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Homepage/Decision 2006 Bio: Douglas Campbell". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved November 25, 2007. 
  31. ^ "Welcome to the online home of the Hillsdale County Greens!". Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Tri-county caucuses nominate 12 candidates". Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 

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