Green Party of Washington State

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Green Party of Washington State
Headquarters PO Box 70493, Seattle WA 98127
Ideology Green politics
National affiliation Green Party of the United States
Colors Green

The Green Party of Washington State (GPWA) is the state party organization for Washington affiliated with the Green Party of the United States. As of 2017, GPWA has 9 affiliated local parties[1] with at-large members and numerous locals in formation throughout the state. In 2010, party members met to formally reconstitute the party.[2]


During the party's first year of existence, two members were elected to the Seattle City Council.[3]

In 2001, Washington Republicans recruited and assisted several people to run as Green Party of Washington candidates for local office.[4]

In 2014, Bob Lewis, a union activist and grocery store manager from the Puget Sound region, ran for District 21, position 2 of the Washington House of Representatives. He finished in 4th place in the Top Two primary.[5]

Presidential nominee results[edit]

Since 1996, the Green Party of Washington State has placed the nominee of the Green Party of the United States on the statewide presidential ballot. The highest vote total came in 2000, when Ralph Nader received over 103,000 votes. The lowest vote total came in 2004, when David Cobb was the nominee. His campaign received only 2,974 votes.

Year Nominee Votes
1996 Ralph Nader 60,322 (2.68%)
2000 Ralph Nader 103,002 (4.14%)
2004 David Cobb 2,974 (0.10%)
2008 Cynthia McKinney 3,819 (0.13%)
2012 Jill Stein 20,928 (0.67%)
2016 Jill Stein 58,190 (1.82%)


  1. ^ "Local Green Parties - Green Party of Washington". Green Party of Washington. Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Green Party convention in Ballard Jan. 30". Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "S/R 16: Green Party of Seattle's Sensational Start". Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Verhovek, Sam Howe. "Green Party Candidate Finds He's a Republican Pawn". New York Times. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Bob Lewis". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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