Introduction - Who we are
The Green Party is composed of grassroots activists, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, nonviolent resisters, and regular citizens who've had enough of corporate-dominated politics. Our goal is to be the electoral wing of the nation-wide movements against war and corporate power.
Greens provide real solutions for real problems, because our members are locally based activists just like you. Whether the issue is universal health care, corporate globalization, alternative energy, election reform, or decent, living wages for workers, Greens have the courage and independence necessary to take on the powerful corporate interests.
The Federal Elections Commission recognizes the Green Party of the United States, and we have had successful candidates running in many states from California to Colorado to Maine. We also are part of a global Green movement, with shared ecology and justice-focused values. Some of these Green Parties have received enough popular votes from their countrymen to serve at the highest levels of their respective governments. With your help, we will be able to say the same in the immediate future and beyond.
Third Parties Have Changed America
What the two corporate-dominated political parties don't want you to remember is that, over the centuries, American third parties have been at the forefront of many progressive changes we now consider essential, including the 8-hour day, voting rights for women, and the abolition of slavery. In fact, the Republican Party was itself a third party movement 150 years ago, when Abraham Lincoln and other anti-slavery activists left the dying Whig Party.
With Your Help, We Can Win
It is time to move beyond the failed two-party system that has produced candidates who have not fixed the healthcare, living wage, and other key issues of our time. All we get is more excuses about why things cannot be changed, while corporations accountable to no government continue to control our lives.
The Green Party supports Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) , which would encourage coalition-building instead of negative attacks against opponents, and allow each of us to vote for our favorite candidate instead of the candidate we dislike least.
The "spoiler" arguments by adherents of the two-party system would be addressed by IRV, where all parties would have a fair chance at victory, and where winning candidates would have to reach out to losing candidates to build the coalitions necessary to win 51% of the vote.
Will You Join Us?
The Green Party has been growing rapidly since 2001, and includes college students, senior citizens, and all ages in-between. We need compassionate, forward-looking people like yourself to serve as candidates, donors, and volunteers. With your help, we can build a party and a nation that are focused on peace, justice, living wages, and sustainable growth.
Green Party of Ohio State Central Committee Members and Officers 2016 Executive Committee
Here is the list of members as of May 14, 2016, together with their addresses, of the state Central Committee of the Green Party of Ohio:
- Phillip Mohorich Euclid OH 44119
- Connie Gadell-Newton Columbus OH 43205
- Tekla Taylor-Lagway Columbus OH 43229
- Gwen E Marshall Cincinnati OH 45223
- Donald L Rucknagel Cincinnati OH 45202
- Dorsey R Stebbins Cincinnati OH 45240
- Alexandra Kendzrieski Toledo OH 43620
- Monika Perry Toledo OH 43614
- Timothy Michael Bruce Dayton OH 45406
- Logan P Martinez Centerville OH 45459
- Jim Villani Boardman OH 44512
- Bob Fitrakis Columbus OH 43205
- Suzanne Patzer Columbus OH 43205
- Stephen Caruso Pataskala OH 43062
- Anita Rios Toledo OH 43610
- Joseph DeMare Bowling Green OH 43402
- Colleen Eldridge Toledo, OH
- Dennis Lambert Pedro, OH
- Deniss Spisak Struthers, OH 44471
- Mark A Lause Cincinnati, OH 45207
The first 11 were elected in the primary of March 15, 2016 and the remaining 3 were appointed at the first meeting of the Central Committee after that primary, on May 14, 2016.
At that meeting officers were elected: Co-chairs Connie Gadell-Newton and Bob Fitrakis, Treasurer Phillip Mohorich, and Secretary Tekla Taylor-Lagway.
At the June meeting we will take up the question of appointment of Joe DeMare and Dennis Lambert.
Four candidates are elected from each State of Ohio School Board district, at least one of these persons elected must be a female and at least one must be a male.
Lucas County Central Committee Gre 3/15/2016
- Total Number of Precincts 332
- Precincts Reporting 332 100.0 %
- Times Counted 217/289978 0.1 %
- Total Votes 459
- D Jambard-Sweet 78 16.99%
- Alexandra Kendziersk 108 23.53%
- Tanasio Loudermill 70 15.25%
- Sean Nestor 102 22.22%
- Anita Rios 101 22.00%
Green Party Hamilton County Central Committee Members
(there are open seats available for appointment by the Hamilton County Central Committee Membership.)
- Josh Krekeler, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Gwen Marshall, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
- Don Rucknagel, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3530
- Dorsey Stebbins, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45240
- Kim Wise, Cincinnati, OH 45220
- Kurt Kishler, Cincinnati OH 45244
Wood County primary election March 15, 2016 results
GREEN County Central Committee GRE
Number of Precincts 98
Precincts Reporting 98 100.0%
Vote For 15
Total Votes 205
- Joseph R. DeMare 56 27.32%
- Julian de Leon Guerr 46 22.44% [actually Guerrero]
- Carolyn S. Kawecka 60 29.27%
- Rosamond McCallister 43 20.98%
Cuyahoga County Green Party Committee Election Results (March 15, 2016)
David H. Ellison
Election Summary Report MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION MARCH 15, 2016
Gre 3rd Dist, State Central Committee GRE
Total Number of Precincts 360
Precincts Reporting 360 100.0 %
- Timothy M. Bruce 85 56.29%
- Logan P. Martinez 66 43.71%
Election Summary Report Frankline COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION MARCH 15, 2016
- Becca Calhoun, Columbus 43209
- Philena I. Farley Columbus 43203
- Bob Fitrakis Columbus 43205
- Connie Hammond Columbus 43214
- Suzanne M. Patzer Columbus 43205
- Tekla Taylor-Lagway Columbus 43229
Michael Vinson Columbus 43227