Green Party of Ohio

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Ohio Green Party
Founded Early 1990s
Headquarters 1021 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Ideology Internal factions:
National affiliation Green Party
Colors Green
Seats in the Upper House
0 / 33
Seats in the Lower House
0 / 99

The Green Party of Ohio is the state party organization for Ohio of the Green Party of the United States. According to the current Green Party bylaws each state county is authorized 15 Green Party Central Committee members per county, Parish or reservation.. There are 88 counties in Ohio and 3,041 counties parishes or reservations in the United States.


The Green Party of Ohio was founded as the Green Party of Northeast Ohio (the Northeast Ohio Greens) in the early 1990s. The Green Party of Northeast Ohio was a recognized local of the Greens/Green Party USA (GPUSA), the only national Green organization at the time.

In the mid-1990s, and leading up to the 1996 US presidential election and Ralph Nader's minimalist candidacy, the Greens in Ohio were caught up in the strategic debate that found its expression at the national level in the competing GPUSA/Association of State Green Parties (ASGP) tendencies. Some Ohio Greens were decidedly non-electoral and did not support the ASGP effort for a Nader candidacy. The Green Party of Ohio's effort to put Nader on the ballot in 1996 fell about 315 signatures short.[citation needed]

In January 2000, Paul Dumouchelle convened a meeting of 11 prominent Ohio Greens and formed the committee that got Nader on the ballot in Ohio that year. Ohio sent four delegates to the Denver Convention that nominated Nader: David Ellison, Daryl Davis, and two others. Ohio had an active statewide Nader campaign and electoral results were similar to the national level. Logan Martinez ran for a State Representative seat in Dayton that year, as well.[1]

Prior to the 2012 election, the party sued to block the use of voting machines.[2]

In 2014, the party retained its place as a ballot-qualified party thanks to Anita Rios's campaign for Governor.[3]

In April 2016, Cleveland City Councilman Brian Cummins switched from the Green Party to the Democratic Party.[4]

The party helped its presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein fundraise for recounts in three states.[5]


  1. ^ "History".
  2. ^ "Ohio Green Party Candidate Sues to Block Voting Machine Use". Newsmax. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Ohio Green Party keeps ballot access thanks to Anita Rios' showing in gubernatorial race". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  4. ^ Atassi, Leila (13 April 2016). "Cleveland Councilman defects from Green Party, returns to Dems (video)". Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  5. ^ Rosenfield, Steven (23 November 2016). "It's Starting: Green Party Launches Fundraising Drive for Presidential Recounts in WI, PA and MI". Alternet. Retrieved 4 January 2017.

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