The following are March 8th news items from Green Party Watch:
New York’s Watertown Daily Times reports that Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello will officially announce his candidacy for U.S. House in the state’s 21st District on Saturday.
Funiciello sought the seat two years ago. Last fall, 2014 Democratic nominee Aaron Woolf urged Funiciello to run as a Democrat this time, but Funiciello declined to do so. Woolf received 33% of the vote in the three-way race won by Republican Elise Stefanik; Funiciello received 11% of the vote.
The three Green Party candidates for Baltimore mayor — Joshua Harris, David Marriott, and Emanuel McCray — were interviewed by WYPR 88.1 FM Baltimore.
The three candidates will compete for the Green Party mayoral nomination through a series of mail-in ballots and in-person voting on May 1.
The Philadelphia Free Press reports the Green Party of Philadelphia “energized their local party by electing a new leadership” at the February 24 meeting.
Galen Jah Tyler, a former member-at-large of the City Committee, was elected chair. Tyler “is director of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and a founding member of the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign.”
Charles Sherrouse, elected as a new City Committee member-at-large, said, “My priority will be getting Greens involved with ballot access petitioning across the city, and extending our campaign outreach to campuses. The Green Party’s performance in the 2015 City Council race has earned us state recognition as a political party in Philadelphia, which can help boost our membership.”
Belinda Davis was elected recording secretary, while Hillary Kane “retained her seat as Treasurer, and Julian Robinson was re-elected as Member-at-Large.”