Rebecca Rotzler

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Rebecca Rotzler
Born (1962-03-19) March 19, 1962 (age 55)
Education State University of New York at New Paltz
Known for Co-chair of US Green Party and possible Presidential candidate
Title None
Successor Michael Zierler
Political party Green
Children Lorin

Rebecca Rotzler was elected deputy mayor and a trustee of New Paltz, New York, on May 6, 2003; one of the first Green Party candidates elected in New York.[1] In that position she assisted mayor Jason West in performing numerous same-sex marriages in New York, and worked to increase the use of solar and wind power in that community[2] Rotzler did not seek reelection in 2007, the year Jason West was defeated by Democrat Terry Dungan.

She was a co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States from July 2005 till July 2007.[3] Rotzler served as co-chair of the Green Party Peace Action Committee, and was a New York State delegate to the Green National Committee. Rotzler is also a member of Alternatives to Military, an organization promoting counter-military recruitment, and 9-11 People Against Racism.

She attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, majoring in communication studies. There, she served as president of the university's local Students for a Free Tibet.

Rotzler participated as a panelist at the Cornell ILR Global Labor Institute Conference: A North American Labor Assembly on Climate Crisis: Building a Global Movement for Clean Energy, and was a featured speaker at The World Can't Wait "Impeach Bush" Summit.[4][5]

Rotzler expressed interest in the Green Party's Presidential nomination for 2008.


  1. ^ Rosin, Hannah (2004-06-28). "The Green Next Door: A Growing Party Goes for the Mainstream Look". Washington Post. Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Emily (2004). "Rotzler gets started on priorities" (php). Green Party of the United States website. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Green Party Elects New Co-Chairs; Congratulates Bonnie Raitt". Green Party of the United States website. 2005-07-26. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  4. ^ Mayne, Brittany (2007-02-27). "Anti-War Discussion Sparks Ideas". New Paltz Oracle, Volume 78 Issue 13. Retrieved 2007-11-11. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Rebecca Rotzler, Green Party of the US, at Feb. 17 Impeach Bush for War Crimes Emergency Summit". Voices Speaking Out. The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!. 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 

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