List of Green politicians who have held office in the United States

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As of October 2016, 143 officeholders in the United States were affiliated with the Green Party, the majority of them in California, several in Illinois, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with five or fewer in ten other states.[1] These included one mayor and one deputy mayor, and fourteen county or city commissioners (or equivalent). The remainder were members of school boards, clerks, and other local administrative bodies and positions.[1]

Several Green Party members have been elected to state-level office, though not always as affiliates of the party. John Eder was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, re-elected in 2004, but defeated in 2006. Audie Bock was elected to the California State Assembly in 1999, but switched her registration to Independent seven months later[2] running as such in the 2000 election.[3] Richard Carroll was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2008, but switched parties to become a Democrat five months after his election.[4] Fred Smith was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012,[5] but re-registered as a Democrat in 2014.[6] In 2010, former Green Party leader Ben Chipman was elected to the Maine House of Representatives as an unenrolled candidate, and was re-elected in 2012 and 2014.[7]

Gayle McLaughlin was twice elected mayor of Richmond, California, defeating two Democrats in 2006,[8][9] and reelected in 2010, and elected to City Council in 2014 after completing her second term as mayor.[10] With a population of over 100,000 people, it was the largest US city with a Green mayor. Fairfax, California; Arcata, California; Sebastopol, California; and New Paltz, New York are the only towns in the United States to have had a Green Party majority in their town councils. Twin Ridges Elementary in Nevada County, California held the first Green Party majority school board in the United States.[11]

No nominee of the Green Party has been elected to office in the federal government. Kyrsten Sinema ran unsuccessfully for a state house seat as an independent candidate affiliated with the Arizona Green Party in 2002. She changed her affiliation to the Democratic Party by 2004, rising as a Democrat to become senior United States Senator for Arizona from 2019.

Office holding politicians[edit]

A[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
George Altgelt Laredo, Texas City Councillor [12] C
John Amarilios New Canaan, Connecticut Constable [13] F

B[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Jennifer Baker Napa Valley College, California Trustee [14] C
Samba Baldeh Madison, Wisconsin Common Council [15] C
Henry Bear Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Maine House of Representatives [16] C
Michael Beilstein Corvallis, Oregon City Councillor [17] F
Korie Blyveis Newberg Township, Michigan Town Clerk [18] C
Jessica Bradshaw Carbondale, Illinois City Councillor [19] C

C[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Ralph Chapman 133rd District, Maine Maine House of Representatives [20][21] F
Billy Gene Collins Waterford, Connecticut Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate [22] C
David Conley Douglas County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors [23] C
Michael Cornell River Hill Village Board of Directors, Maryland Chair [24] F

D[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Carl D'Amato Waterford, Connecticut Representative Town Meeting [25] C
Robb Davis Davis, California Mayor [26] C
Josiah Dean Dufur, Oregon City Councillor [27] C
Bruce Delgado Marina, California Mayor [28] C
Daphne Dixon Fairfield, Connecticut Alternate, Zoning Board of Appeals [29] C
Matt Donahue Benton County, Oregon Circuit Court Judge [30] C
David Doonan Greenwich, New York Mayor [31][32] F
Jennifer Dotson Ithaca, New York Common Councillor [33] F
Maureen Doyle Southbridge, Massachusetts Member, Conservation Commission [34] C

E[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Becky Elder Manitou Springs, Colorado City Councillor [35] C

F[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Mike Feinstein Santa Monica, California Mayor [36][37] F
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Mosier, Oregon City Councillor [1] F
Andrew Frascarelli Waterford, Connecticut Representative Town Meeting [25] C

G[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Gail Garrett Mount Washington, Massachusetts Member, Select Board [38] C
Frank Gatti Amherst, Massachusetts Town Meeting Seat [39] C
Peter Gleichman Ward, Colorado Mayor [40] F
Bob Gifford Portage County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors [41] C
Renée Goddard Fairfax, California City Councillor [42] C
Art Goodtimes San Miguel County, Colorado County Commissioner [43] F
Cam Gordon Minneapolis, Minnesota City Councillor [44] C

H[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Daniel Hamburg Mendocino County, California Supervisor [45] C
Michelle Haynes Norwood, Colorado Town Board [46] F
Gary Hull Sharpsburg, Maryland Town Councillor [47] F

I[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Tanya Ishikawa Federal Heights, Colorado City Councillor [48] F

J[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Damon Jespersen Newbury, Massachusetts Member, Board of Selectmen [49] C

K[edit]

Name Area Office Other Citation Current/Former
John Keener Pacifica, California City Councillor [50] C
Brian Kehoe Catskill, New York Village Councillor [32][51] F
Joshua Steele Kelly Waterford, Connecticut Representative Town Meeting Formerly Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate [52][53] C
Rebecca Kemble Madison, Wisconsin Common Council [54][55] C
Jason Kirkpatrick Arcata, California Vice Mayor [56] F

L[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Mary Jo Long Afton, New York Town Councillor [57] F
Hector Lopez New Canaan, Connecticut Constable [13][58] F

M[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Sean Maidy Haines, Alaska City Assembly Member [59] C
Tom Mair Grand Traverse County, Michigan County Board Member [60] C
Sarah Marsh Fayetteville, Arkansas Alderman [1][61] C
Amy Martenson Napa Valley College, California Trustee [14] C
Merrily Mazza Lafayette, Colorado City Councilor [62] C
Gayle McLaughlin Richmond, California Mayor/Councillor [8][9] C
MK Merelice Brookline, Massachusetts Town Meeting Seat [63] F
Raymond C. Meyer Lucas County Health Center, Iowa Board Member [1] F
Ross Mirkarimi San Francisco, California Sheriff & Board of Supervisors [64] F

N[edit]

O[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Kim O'Connor Hillsborough County, Florida Member, Soil and Water Conservation Board [65] C
Vincent O'Connor Amherst, Massachusetts Town Meeting Seat [66] C

P[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Leland Pan Dane County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors [67] F
Vahe Peroomian Glendale Community College, California Trustee [1][68] C
Paul Pitino Arcata, California Town Councillor [69] C

Q[edit]

R[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
John Reed Fairfax, California Mayor [42][70] C
Colleen Ann Reidy Thompsonville, Connecticut Chair, Fire Commission [1][71] C
Rebecca Rotzler New Paltz, New York Deputy Mayor [72][73] C
Marsha A. Rummel Madison, Wisconsin Common Councillor [55][74] C

S[edit]

Name Area Office Other Citation Current/Former
Peter Schwartzman Galesburg, Illinois City Councillor N/A [75] C
Leif Smith Redding, Connecticut Constable N/A [1][76] C
Dona Spring Berkeley, California City Councillor N/A [77][78] F
George P. Steeves Southbridge, Massachusetts Town Councillor N/A [79] C
Jill Stein Lexington, Massachusetts Town Meeting Member Former candidate for President, 2012 & 2016 [80][81] F
Jim Sullivan Victory, New York Mayor N/A [32][82] F

T[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Chuck Turner Boston, Massachusetts City Councillor [83] F

U[edit]

V[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Darcy Van Ness Waterford, Connecticut Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate [25] C

W[edit]

Name Area Office Citation Current/Former
Kelley Wearvering Cordova, Alaska Mayor [84][85] F
Daniel Welsh Lewisboro, New York Town Councillor [86][1] C
Heidi Weigleitner Dane County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors [87] C
Jason West New Paltz, New York Mayor [88][89] F
Baird Welch-Collins Waterford, Connecticut Representative Town Meeting [53] C

X[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

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