List of state Green Parties in the United States

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The Green Party of the United States has affiliated state parties in most states. This list aims to include all state Green Parties. It links to articles on the state parties where they exist.


Alabama[edit]

Alabama Green Party
Chairman Tyler Henderson[1]
Social Media Coordinator Myriah King-Rao
Ideology Green politics
Website
Official website

The Green Party of Alabama[2] is a state-level political party in the United States. They subscribe to the 10 key values of the US Green Party. Their nominated candidate for President in 2016 was Dr. Jill Stein.[3]

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Delaware[edit]

District of Columbia[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

The Georgia Green Party[4] is a state-level political party in Georgia. Their candidate for President in 2016 was Dr. Jill Stein.[5] Stein was denied access to the ballot. The party sued and won at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.[6]

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Hawaii[edit]

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

The Indiana Green Party[7] is a state-level political party in Indiana. They affiliated with the Green Party of the United States in 2002.[8]

Iowa[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maine[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

The Missouri Green Party[9] is a state-level political party in Missouri. In 2016, Dr. Jill Stein was their candidate for President.[10] 2016 was also the first time they got on the ballot in 16 years.[11] Due to the party's candidate for Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Leach getting 2.4% of the vote, the party will remain on the ballot for at least 4 years.[12]

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Montana[edit]

Montana Green Party
Ideology Green politics
National affiliation Green Party of the United States
Colors Green

The Montana Green Party is a state-level political party affiliated with the Green Party of the United States. It formed in 2001–2002 following Ralph Nader's run for president in 2000 as the Green Party nominee. It has run candidates for president, governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senate and the Montana legislature.

In 2002, Bob Kelleher ran for U.S. Senate as the Green Party nominee and received 2.3%.[13]

After the 2004 election, the party became inactive and was not reaccredited by the GPUS until 2007.[14]

2008 election[edit]

The MTGP held its 2008 convention in Missoula.[15] However, the party nominee, Cynthia McKinney did not get on Montana's ballot.

2016 election[edit]

In 2016, the party filed more than three-times the minimum required amount of signatures to place party nominee Jill Stein on the ballot. Many of their supporters were former supporters for U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[16]

In Montana, it was considered a recognized party committee as of the 2016 election cycle.[17]

Nebraska[edit]

The Nebraska Green Party is the state party organization for Nebraska of the Green Party of the United States.

The Nebraska Green Party is a small but swiftly growing party. The party 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.

Nevada[edit]

The Green Party of Nevada[18][19] is a state-level political party in Nevada, United States. They subscribe to the 10 key values of the US Green Party. Dr. Jill Stein was the party's nominee for President in 2016.[20] The Nevada Green Party first qualified for ballot access in 1996, and lost it in 1998.[21] In 2014, the party sued the Nevada Secretary of State seeking to extend the deadline for petitions to get on the ballot, but the legislature extended the date and thus the party withdrew its suit.[22][23]

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New Hampshire[edit]

The Green Party of New Hampshire[24] is a state-level political party in New Hampshire. As of 2015, the party seems dormant.[25]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

The Green Party of New Mexico is the state party organization for New Mexico of the Green Party of the United States. It is listed as a minor qualified political party in New Mexico.

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

North Carolina Green Party
Senate leader None
House leader None
Founded 2005[26]
Headquarters 7300 Walterboro Road, Charlotte, NC
Ideology Green Politics,
Progressivism,
Civil libertarianism,
Eco-socialism
National affiliation Green Party
Colors Dark Green
Seats in the Upper House
0 / 50
Seats in the Lower House
0 / 120
Website
www.ncgreenparty.org

The North Carolina Green Party is a political party in the state of North Carolina, and the NC affiliate of the Green Party of the United States.[27] It does not currently hold ballot access but as of October 2015, it was gathering signatures to meet state requirements for party certification.[28][29] Since 2006, it has worked in collaboration with other organizations seeking to reform state election laws.[28]

The state party has five chapters; these are located in the Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle metropolitan areas and the Eastern and Western areas of the state.[30]

It is listed in The A to Z of the Green Movement, which was published in 2007.[31]

Background[edit]

The party ran a write-in campaign for former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney for U.S. president in 2008. As only 158 votes for McKinney were reported,[32] the party questioned the counting of the votes and if all were counted.[33]

In 2016, the party came close to gaining statewide ballot access, closer than the other six new parties, but still fell short of getting the required amount of signatures.[34] The party, in collaboration with the Stein/Baraka presidential campaign, helped garner more write-in votes for Jill Stein than any presidential write-in candidate has ever received in North Carolina.[35]

Personnel[edit]

Former chair for the party was Doug Stuber.[36][37] In 2000, Stuber ran Ralph Nader's Green Party presidential campaign.[38] As of 2017, the co-chairs for the party were Tony Ndege and Jan Martell.[30]

North Dakota[edit]

The North Dakota Green Party[39] is a state-level political party in North Dakota. They are not affiliated with the Green Party of the US. Their nominated candidate for President in 2016 was Dr. Jill Stein.

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

The Green Party of Rhode Island (GPRI) is one of the oldest active Green parties in the United States. The party was founded on March 6, 1992, at a meeting of 40 activists from Rhode Island. In November 1996, GPRI was one of 12 founding parties in the Association of State Green Parties, renamed the Green Party of the United States in 2001. Several Rhode Island party leaders have served as officers of the national Green Party. The party's candidates run for municipal councils in several cities and towns, such as running for Mayor of Providence, the State Senate and the State House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, and for Lieutenant governor. The Green Party of Rhode Island has been involved in nationwide Green politics.

South Carolina[edit]

The South Carolina Green Party, also known as South Carolina's Progressive Reform Party according to its official website, is a ballot-qualified political party in the state of South Carolina. It is the state affiliate party of the Green Party of the United States.

South Dakota[edit]

The South Dakota Green Party[40] is a state-level political party in South Dakota. They are not affiliated with the Green Party of the US.

Tennessee[edit]

The Green Party of Tennessee is a state-level political party in Tennessee, formed in 2001. It is a member of the Green Party of the United States.

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

The Green Party of Utah[41] is a state-level political party in Utah. They are not affiliated with the Green Party of the US. Their candidate for President in 2012 was Dr Jill Stein.[42]

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Vermont[edit]

(Not affiliated with the Green Party of the US)

Virginia[edit]

Green Party of Virginia[edit]

The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) is a state-level political party in Virginia and the state affiliate of the Green Party of the United States.

The GPVA's focuses on environmental issues and promoting candidates for local elections. The party had its first candidates running for elections in 1993, and got its first successful candidates elected to office in 1997.[43]

Independent Greens of Virginia[edit]

The Independent Greens of Virginia, (also known as the Indy Greens), was the state affiliate of the Independence Party of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It became a state party around 2003 when a faction of the Arlington local chapter of the Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) split from the main party. As of 2011, it bills itself as a "fiscally conservative, socially responsible green party", with an emphasis on rail transportation and "more candidates".[44] In support of wider ballot participation, it endorses many independent candidates who are not affiliated with the party.

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

The Wyoming Green Party[45] is a state-level political party in Wyoming. Their 2016 candidate for President was Dr. Jill Stein.[46][47] 2016 was also the first time the Green Party had a candidate for President on the ballot in Wyoming.[48]

US Territories[edit]

The Green Party of the United States Virgin Islands[49] is a territorial-level political party in the United States Virgin Islands.

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