Nebraska Green Party

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Nebraska Green Party
HeadquartersP.O. Box 85442 Lincoln, Nebraska, 68501-5442
IdeologyGreen politics
National affiliationGreen Party of the United States
ColorsGreen
Website
Nebraska Green Party

The Nebraska Green Party is the state party organization for Nebraska of the Green Party of the United States. It is a small but swiftly growing party which held its first convention in August 2000 at a Unitarian church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In the 2004 election three Congressional candidates, Roy Guisinger, party Co-Chair Steve Larrick and Dante Salvatierra garnered a total of over 10,000 votes statewide. The party lost its ballot access after the 2004 general election. In order to maintain status as an officially recognized party in Nebraska, Green Party candidates must garner at least five percent of the vote in federal or state electoral races. In 2004, these offices were limited to President and the House of Representatives. This led to the Green Party being recognized in the 1st District but not in the 2nd District and 3rd District. Petition drives qualified the Greens in all three districts in 2006.

During the 2006 elections Doug Paterson received Over 5% of the vote for Secretary of State [1] earning the party Statewide Ballot Status for 2008.

According to Nebraska voter registration statistics there were 444 registered greens in the state in 2006.[2] By the November 2008 election that total had more than doubled to 1,041.[3]

In November 2007 Steve Larrick declared his intention to run for US Senate in the 2008 elections.[4][5]

Presidential elections[edit]

Year Nominee Votes
1996 Ralph Nader Not on ballot
2000 Ralph Nader 24,540 (3.52%)
2004 David Cobb 978[6]
2008 Cynthia McKinney 1,028[7]
2012 Jill Stein Not on ballot[8]
2016 Jill Stein 8,775

Elected officials[edit]

  • Steve Larrick, Lower Platte 5, Natural Resources District, Lincoln

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Secretary of State". Sos.state.ne.us. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  2. ^ "Nebraska Secretary of State". Sos.state.ne.us. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  3. ^ [1] Archived November 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Hardy, Ronald (30 May 2008). "Senate candidate biking across Nebraska". Green Party Watch. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Green Party's Larrick to enter Senate race". Denver: The Denver Post. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  6. ^ "History Nebraska Greens". Nebraska Green Party. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  7. ^ "2008 OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS" (PDF). Federal Elections Commission. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  8. ^ "OFFICIAL 2012 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS" (PDF). Federal Elections Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.

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