The Green Party is looking for progressives to run for elected office in 2017 and in 2018. An off-year election, 2017 provides opportunities for many local offices from city councils to school boards to township trustees. The filing date is fast approaching for many city council races, in some of the larger cities the filing dated has passed.
In 2018, seats in the US Congress, the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives, and other local offices are up for election. To be competitive for these seats candidates need to begin their campaigns early.
If you or someone you know is thinking of running, please contact your local Green Party, the Green Party of Ohio or our Political Director Joe DeMare.
All across the country hundreds of Green Party candidates will be challenging the two corporate parties. This will be a great time for someone to learn the art of running for office, and a smart, energetic person can win. We are looking for people who are under-represented in elective offices such as women, African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, gays and lesbians, people with disabilities, and young people. We are also looking for volunteers to work with the candidates.
Green office holders in 23 states and the District of Columbia are hard at work for the voters who elected them. They are creating public policy on important issues including civil rights, a living wage, affordable housing, alternative voting systems, peace, and the environment. They are opposing urban sprawl, fracking, and expansion of corporate power. Green office holders ran to make an immediate impact on their communities as town council members, county commissioners, and school board members. These Greens reached out to voters of diverse backgrounds and brought together coalitions of community organizations and individuals to begin to reclaim their local governments.