Kent Mesplay

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Kent Mesplay (born July 19, 1962) is an American activist and perennial candidate with the Green Party of the United States. Mesplay, who has been a member of the Green Party of California since 1995, sought the Green Party's presidential nomination in 2004, 2008, 2012 and is seeking the nomination in 2016.

Mesplay was born to American parents on July 19, 1962 in Madang, Papua New Guinea. He was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Mira Mesa Senior High School in 1980. He is also a graduate of Harvey Mudd College and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. He works as an air quality inspector in San Diego County, California.[1]

Election results[edit]

In 2004, Mesplay finished in third place in the second and final round of voting at the 2004 Green National Convention behind David Cobb.

In 2008, which was Mesplay's 2nd run for President, he finished 4th in Arkansas, 5th in California, 6th in the District of Columbia and 3rd in Illinois.[2] Mesplay finished in 4th place with a total of 35 delegates at the 2008 Green National Convention.

In 2012, Mesplay finished in second place in the Arizona Green Party primary.[3] He appeared on NBC San Diego to discuss ballot access problems and the Green Party presidential nomination process.[4] Mesplay finished in third place with 17 total delegates.

In 2016, Mesplay is one of 5 candidates recognized by the GPUS. He will be on the presidential primary ballots in Arizona, California and Massachusetts.[5]


  1. ^ Higgs, Steven (January 31, 2012). "Mesplay calls for Green Party focus on youth". The Bloomington Alternative. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Winger, Richard (March 1, 2008). "Ballot Access News". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Winger, Richard (February 29, 2012). "Jill Stein Wins Arizona Green Presidential Primary". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kent Mesplay on NBC San Diego (Video)". Green Party Watch. March 25, 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Elections: 2016 Green-Rainbow Primary Candidates". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 

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