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.
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. 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. He appeared on NBC San Diego to discuss ballot access problems and the Green Party presidential nomination process. 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.