Introduction – Who we are

About Us

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  2023 Executive Committee

Here is the list of members as of May 14, 2023, together with their addresses, of the state Central Committee of the Green Party of Ohio:

      1. Philena Farley Columbus OH 43203
      2. Connie Gadell-Newton    Columbus OH    43205
      3. Tekla Taylor-Lagway     Columbus OH    43229    
      4. Gwen E Marshall        Cincinnati OH    45223
      5. Donald L Rucknagel      Cincinnati OH       45202
      6. Dorsey R Stebbins       Cincinnati OH    45240    
      7. Austin Bashore Kent, OH
      8. Timothy Michael Bruce      Dayton OH    45406
      9. Logan P Martinez             Centerville OH    45459    
      10. Jim Villani                    Boardman OH    44512
      11. Suzanne Patzer               Columbus OH    43205
      12. Stephen Caruso               Pataskala OH    43062
      13. Anita Rios Toledo OH 43610
      14. Joseph DeMare Bowling Green OH 43402
      15. Dennis Lambert     Pedro, OH
      16. Deniss Spisak  Struthers, OH 44471
      17. Mark A Lause  Cincinnati, OH 45207
      18.  Rebecca Calhoun, Columbus OH

Current officers were elected: Co-chairs Philena Farley and (Vacant), Treasurer Rebecca Calhoun, and Secretary Anita Rios.

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.