Green Party of New York
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|Headquarters||87 Montrose Avenue Unit 2, Brooklyn, New York 11237|
|National affiliation||Green Party of the United States|
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The Green Party of New York is a ballot-qualified political party in New York, which was founded in 1992. It is a part of the national Green Party movement. The party regained ballot status for at least four years when Howie Hawkins received over 50,000 votes in the 2010 gubernatorial election. The party again gained ballot status for another four years and moved up to line D, the fourth line on state ballots, passing the Working Families and Independence parties with 5 percent of the vote.
- 1 History
- 2 Nominated candidates
- 3 Election results
- 4 Platform
- 5 Current issues
- 6 Current officeholders
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The Green Party of New York had its roots in local Green organizing of the mid-1980s. In 1998 the Green Party in New York achieved ballot status when its candidate for governor, Al Lewis, received over 50,000 votes. Ralph Nader received 244,030 votes for President on the Green Party line in 2000. As provided under electoral law, the party formed a State Committee, several County Committees, and set up county organizations. The party lost ballot status in 2002, when gubernatorial candidate Stanley Aronowitz received 41,727 votes, fewer than the 50,000 votes required.
From 2003–2004 the Green Party had a city council majority (3 of 5 seats), in the Village of New Paltz. This was the third-ever Green city council majority in the United States. New Paltz also elected a Green mayor Jason West in 2003.
The party's petition for the 2004 Presidential election was successfully challenged, and no Green Party candidate appeared on the ballot in 2004. National Green Party nominee David Cobb received 138 votes in New York as a write-in candidate. Meanwhile, Nader received 99,873 votes, appearing on the "Peace and Justice Party" and the "Independence Party" ballot lines.
In the 2006 election, the party nominated Malachy McCourt for governor and failed to obtain ballot status by garnering only 40,729 votes, less than the required 50,000. Down-ticket candidates Rachel Treichler for Attorney General and Julia Willebrand for Comptroller fared better, but these votes do not count towards earning ballot status, and neither of these candidates were elected. The party also nominated Howie Hawkins for Senate who criticized incumbent Democrat Hillary Clinton for, among other things, supporting the Iraq War.
The Green Party candidate for president in 2008 was former Georgia congresswomen Cynthia McKinney, who ran with hip-hop activist and New York resident Rosa Clemente as her vice-presidential nominee. The all-woman of color ticket received 12,729 votes in New York.
Ian Murphy ran as the Green Party candidate for New York's 26th congressional district special election, 2011. Ian Murphy lost and Kathy Hochul was elected. The seat was vacated by Chris Lee who resigned amid a scandal involving his response to a personal ad on Craigslist and the transmittal of shirtless photos. Murphy finished in last place in the four-candidate field.
Hawkins ran again in the 2014 Gubernatorial election against four other candidates receiving 5% of the vote.
Alex White received approximately 9% of the vote in Rochester's special election for mayor in 2010.
|1996||Ralph Nader||75,956 (1.20%)|
|2000||Ralph Nader||244,398 (3.58%)|
|2004||David Cobb (write-in)||138 (<0.1%)|
|2008||Cynthia McKinney||12,801 (0.17%)|
|2012||Jill Stein||39,982 (0.56%)|
|1998||Al Lewis||52,533 (1.11%)||N/A|
|2002||Stanley Aronowitz||41,797 (0.91%)||-0.20%|
|2006||Malachy McCourt||42,166 (0.89%)||-0.02%|
|2010||Howie Hawkins||59,906 (1.30%)||+0.41%|
|2014||Howie Hawkins||184,419 (4.86%)||+3.56%|
|1998||Joel Kovel||14,735 (0.32%)|
|2000||Mark Dunau||40,991 (0.60%)|
|2004||David McReynolds||36,942 (0.30%)|
|2006||Howie Hawkins||55,469 (1.2%)|
|2010||Colia Clark||39,185 (1.0%)|
|2010 (Special)||Cecile A. Lawrence||35,487 (0.79%)|
|2012||Colia Clark||36,547 (0.60%)|
|2016||Robin Laverne Wilson||102,479 (1.43%)|
|1998||Jonathan L. Moore||18,984 (0.44%)|
|2002||Mary Jo Long||50,755 (1.23%)|
|2006||Rachel Treichler||61,849 (1.44%)|
|2014||Ramon Jimenez||76,697 (2.06%)|
The platform of the party is based upon the Four Pillars of the Green Party that originated with European Green Parties. The Pillars are included in and expanded on in the Ten Key Values of the Green Party.
The Green Party of New York supports the ban on hydraulic fracturing, which was brought up in the gubernatorial debate by Howie Hawkins and later approved by the state health department. Hawkins also pushed for a ban on genetically modified foods.
As of September 12, 2013, there are 3 elected Green mayors in New York State: David Doonan of Greenwich, James M. Sullivan of Victory, Saratoga County, New York and Jason West of New Paltz. The party does not have any officeholders at the county, state or federal level.
List of officeholders
- Rome Celli – Brighton School Board, Brighton
- David Doonan – Mayor, Greenwich (Washington County)
- Jennifer Dotson – Common Council, First Ward, City of Ithaca (Tompkins County)
- Margaret Human – Town Planning Board, New Paltz
- Brian Kehoe – Village Trustee, Catskill
- Mary Jo Long – Town Council, Afton (Chenango County)
- Edgar Rodriguez – Board of Education, New Paltz Central School District (Ulster County)
- James M. Sullivan – Mayor of Victory, Saratoga County, New York
- Jason West – Mayor of New Paltz
- Jonathan Wright – Town Planning Board, New Paltz
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-  Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
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- "Scott Walker's prank caller Ian Murphy officially announces Green Party run in NY-26". Independent Political Report. March 23, 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
-  Archived August 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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- Platform. "Green Party New York " Platform". Web.gpnys.com. Retrieved September 4, 2010.
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