Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Michigan Greens Nominate 19 at State Convention

This is from the Green Party of Michigan:

Ecological Wisdom      *  Social Justice
Grassroots Democracy  *  Non-Violence

Green Party of Michigan

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    June 9, 2014

For More Information, Contact:
Fred Vitale, GPMI Chair
    (313) 580-4905

John Anthony La Pietra, GPMI Elections Co-ordinator
    (269) 781-9478

Michigan Greens Nominate 19 at State Convention
Paperwork Filed with Bureau of Elections, County Clerks

Also Okay Seven County Caucuses to Nominate More by August,
Endorse Two Party Members Running in Non-Partisan Races

    The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) put 19 names on
the November 4 general-election ballot at its state
nominating convention in the Detroit area this past
weekend.  A list is provided below.

    The nominating paperwork has been certified to the
Bureau of Elections in Lansing -- and, for two nominees
for county commissioner, to the proper county clerks
as well.

    And more Green nominees may be coming soon, says
GPMI Elections Co-ordinator John Anthony La Pietra --
from seven county caucuses authorized by the delegates
to be held by the August 5 primary date.

    Greens in Ingham, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston,
Oakland, Tuscola, and Wayne Counties will give party
members in their areas at least 14 days' notice of
the date, time, and place of the local caucus.

    A caucus may nominate a candidate for any partisan
office at any level, as long as it serves a constituency
entirely within the county.  For instance, a Wayne County
caucus could nominate someone for the 13th District US
House race.

    The candidates nominated at GPMI's convention, and
the offices each is running for, are listed on the party's
Website at:


This page will be updated with campaign links and other
contact information throughout the summer and fall.

    The Bureau posted a Webpage for Federal- and state-
level general-election candidates two and a half months


"We look forward to seeing our nominees up there soon,"
says La Pietra.  "Along with Libertarian candidates
nominated three weeks ago.  Not to mention US Taxpayers
Party candidates who are nominated three weeks from now,
independent candidates who have three weeks after that
to qualify, and Natural Law Party candidates who may
convene at the last moment -- another three weeks later."

    And the November list should be accessible from links
now, just like its August counterpart.  "Primary voters
might vote differently if they know they'll have more than
just the primary winners to choose from in November."

    "It's only fair to let the voters know."

    Voters can already see the name of GPMI member Eric
Borregard on the list of four November candidates for
three seats on the non-partisan Washtenaw Community
College board:



    GPMI could not nominate Borregard for that spot;
he qualified himself with ballot petitions.  But the
party did endorse him unanimously at the convention.

    Also endorsed was member Joe Connolly, who is now
collecting signatures for his petition to be on the
ballot as a candidate for the non-partisan board of
Northwest Michigan College.

    For other information about GPMI, its candidates,
its platform, and its values, visit:


    You can also “like” the Green Party of Michigan US
Facebook page and follow GPMI's Twitter feed @MIGreenParty.

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Green Party of Michigan
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Warren, MI  48090-0504

    GPMI was formed in 1987 to address environmental
issues in Michigan politics.  Greens are organized
in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Each
state Green Party sets its own goals and creates its
own structure, but US Greens agree on Ten Key Values:

    Ecological Wisdom
    Grassroots Democracy
    Social Justice
    Community Economics
    Respect for Diversity
    Personal/Global Responsibility
    Future Focus/Sustainability

For the latest news,
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candidates nominated by GPMI
at its June 7-8 state convention
for the November 4, 2014 ballot

Governor -- Paul Homeniuk
Lieutenant Governor -- Candace Caveny

Attorney General -- John Anthony La Pietra

US Senator -- Chris Wahmhoff

US House / District 01 -- Ellis Boal
US House / District 03 -- Tonya Duncan
US House / District 06 -- John M. Lawrence
US House / District 08 -- Jim Casha
US House / District 09 -- John V. McDermott
US House / District 10 -- Harley Mikkelson
US House / District 14 -- Stephen Boyle

State Board of Education -- Sherry A. Wells

U-M Board of Regents -- Ian Swanson

MSU Board of Trustees -- Terry Link
MSU Board of Trustees -- Adam Adrianson

Wayne St U Board of Governors -- Margaret Guttshall
Wayne St U Board of Governors -- Latham T. Redding

Grand Traverse County
    Commissioner / District 2 -- Tom Mair

Presque Isle County
    Commissioner / District 1 -- Wayne Vermilya

candidates for non-partisan offices
on the November 4, 2014 ballot
endorsed by GPMI at its convention

Northwest Michigan College
  Board of Trustees -- Joe Connolly

Washtenaw Community College
  Board of Trustees -- Eric Borregard