WASHINGTON – The Green Party racked up several victories in local races in the Nov. 7 general election.
At least 127 Green candidates were on the ballot on Nov. 7, of whom at least 22 were elected. 13 ran for state or federal office, so the municipal victory count is 22 out 114 races. In all 2017 elections (not just Nov. 7), Greens won 44 out of 164 races.
The Green Party of the United States congratulates the winners and thanks all Greens who ran for public office in 2017 and all those who worked on Green campaigns.
California: All four Green candidates were elected. All are in Humboldt County and all were incumbents: Angelia Hillman, Board of Trustees, Area 5, Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District; Jeffrey Dean Schwartz, Governing Boardmember, Arcata School District; Rama Zarcufsky, Governing Boardmember, Maple Creek School District; Scott Kender, Board of Directors, Redway Community Services District.
Colorado: Merrily Mazza was reelected to the Lafayette City Council. Bryan Williams was elected to the Ouray School Board.
Connecticut: Eight out of 29 Green candidates were elected, including Jean de Smet for Mayor of Windham; Mirna Martinez (incumbent) for New London Board of Education; Dagmar Noll for Town Council in Willimantic.
In Waterford, Connecticut, Green candidates won five races for municipal seats: Darcy Van Ness (Zoning Board Alternate), Andrew Frascarelli (Representative Town Meeting District 1), Joshua Steele Kelly (RTM D3), Carl D’Amato (RTM D4), Baird Welch-Collins (RTM D2). Green-endorsed candidates now hold ten appointed and elected seats in the town government. The results in Waterford set a record for the largest contingency of Greens to serve on a legislative assembly in New England. More: http://www.gp.org/waterford_greens_win_big