Maryland Green Party Primary Features Two Contested Races

April 5th, 2016 press release from the Green Party:

The Maryland Green Party will hold its primary during the month of April. For the first time the party will have contested primary races as it continues to grow and attract younger voters. Since Maryland only lets its two top vote getting parties on the state run ballot, the Green Party will be organizing its own statewide primary which will take place during the month of April. Any voter who is registered Green may take part. In addition, people between sixteen and eighteen, and resident non-citizens who have applied to be members of the party may vote. A ballot may be obtained at our state webpage and must be returned by April 30.

The Baltimore Mayor’s race features three candidates. Joshua Harris was a legislative aide for Delegate Charles E. Sydnor, and presently works for a nonprofit that provides mentorship and scholarship opportunities to young African American boys and men. David Marriott was police officer who resigned after five years of service believing the system was flawed and was no longer about justice or helping citizens. He is an entrepreneur and a father of five.Emanuel McCray is a disabled US Army and National Guard veteran having served ten years. He is a leader at United Workers where he has worked on campaigns such as canceling the Curtis Bay incinerator.

The other contested primary race is for the Eighth Congressional District where the candidates are Nancy Wallace,Charles “Teddy” Galloway, and Elizabeth Croyden. Nancy was a lobbyist on Capitol Hill for fourteen years during which she worked on endangered species and family planning issues. She was the Sierra Club’s Washington Director on International Population for five years. Teddy is a Marine Corps veteran who has a degree in global affairs. He is presently a weapons of mass destruction response and defense expert. Elizabeth is a comic/actress, published writer and award winning producer. She has appeared on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, and National Lampoon’s Master Debater’s.

In other races, Dr Margaret Flowers is running for the open Senate seat. Margaret is a long time campaigner for single payer health care and is co-founder of Popular Resistance. Other candidates for Congress include Naabu Eze in District 3, Kamesha Clark in District 4, George Gluck in District 6, and Miles Hoenig in District 7.

In Baltimore Connor Meek is running for President of the City Council. Candidates for the City Council includeAndreas “Spilly” Spiliadis in District 3, Richard White in District 6, Jamie Frierson in District 9, and Amanda Maminskiin District 10.

The Maryland Green Party slate will offer a clear alternative to the establishment parties. They will reach out to voters looking to build an economy that is ecologically sustainable, builds grass roots democracy, and offers opportunity for all Marylanders.

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