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Non-offical returns for all NY Green Party Candidates.
Town Supervisor, Ulysses
Roxanne Marino (Dem) 693 88%
Allen Carstensen (Grn) 91 12%
Shawn D. Hogan (Dem) 925 66%
Joseph J. Duffy (Grn) 466 34%
Town Board, Kent
Louis D. Tartaro 1,238 22.53%
John A. Greene 1,115 20.29%
Jeff Green (Grn) 998 18.16%
Karl R. Rohde 771 14.03%
Thomas F. Maxson 704 12.81%
Edward C. Durkee 669 12.17%
Mary Jo Long
Town Council, Afton
John H Lawrence 235
Mary Jo Long (Grn) 222
Robert Tallmadge 208
City Council, 39th district, Brooklyn
Bradford Lander (Dem) 15,279 69.7%
Joe Nardiello (GOP) 3,650 16.6%
David Pechefsky (Grn) 1,524 7.0%
Roger Sarrabo (Lib) 815 – 4%
George Smith (Con) 658 – 3%
Mayor, New York City
Michael Bloomberg (GOP) 557059 50.61%
William Thompson (Dem) 506717 46.04%
Stephen Christopher (Con) 18277 1.66%
Billy Talen (Grn) 8964 0.81%
Francisca Villar (PSL) 3517 0.32%
Jimmy McMillan (Oth) 2615 0.24%
Joseph Dobrian (Lib) 2004 0.18%
Daniel Fein (SWP) 1496 0.14%
City Council, 3rd district, Troy
Bodnar R/I/C 513 42%
Hoffmeister D/TA 394 32%
Ziemba WF/G 321 26%
Green Party candidates in New York.
Election Day is upon us today. This year the Green Party in New York State has a dozen strong candidates across the state running for election or re-election. The Green Party represents a real choice in the usually sordid world of New York State politics.
Greens around the state have been fighting against the spoiling of our wilderness, harmful gas drilling upstate, for single-payer universal health care, affordable housing, living wage jobs, same-sex marriage equality, and against climate change.
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Green Party candidates in New York.
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[From the Green Party Black Caucus Journal]
Robert “Bob” Gumbs, veteran and Green Party candidate for the 15th Congressional District in the US House (Charles Rangel’s seat) has been an active member of the Green Party of New York for 5 years . Bob is the newly elected GP Black Caucus Delegate to the GPUS National Committee.
In line with the issue of the racial problems that the New york Green Party suffers from there is another dimension that needs to be looked at. Whenever, i have brought suggestions for this party to implement here in new york, it’s routinely ignored. However, – Karen Young – with the help of a few other people seem to think that they have the right to completely make the New York party into their own image. They hold meetings when they want, they invite who they want to those meetings and everybody stands for it. I try to make a point in a meeting and I am castigated as an arrogant black male, slightly obtuse and definitely unwelcome.
The fact that white men in the New York Green Party asked me to leave the party because of my opinion on certain issues really astounds me. For this to happen in the supposedly democratic Green Party is a tragedy. However, i have had to face up to lynch mobs, made up of my white American comrades in arms in Germany, so this incident will not hold me down one bit. I believe in fighting back.
We have a campaign for Mayor of New York, where the Green candidate has not stated what his Urban Policy is. We have had over 50 black men gunned down in New York over the last 23 months or so, the Green Party in New York has no comment about this, has no plan to say anything about this and the Green Party Candidate for Mayor has made no comment as to what he would do about this.
6 young black men were almost lynched and forced to rot in jail for a crime they didn’t commit, the rape of a white woman in central park. There are politicians who are trying to have an investigation as to why this travesty happened. What does the Green Party’s Mayoral candidate have to say about this?
Why should urban residents in inner city New York follow a candidate that has not outlined a coherent urban policy? Read more »
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Carl Romanelli petitioned as the Green Party candidate for US Senate in Pennsylvania in 2006. He needed about 67,000 signatures and collected about 94,000. As the result of Democratic candidate Bob Casey Jr.'s efforts, Carl was thrown off the ballot and charged $80,000 in court costs. Since then a number of Democratic employees involved in the petition challenge have been arrested and charged with using public funds to target political opponents . . . which included Carl Romanelli.
Romanelli issued a press release, just days ago, challenging Bob Casey Jr to a basketball match for the money. Additionally Carl asked that President Obama invite him and Casey to the Whitehouse for a beer summit to work out their differences.
Carl's court case to set aside these fees goes back to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court in a few days.
Watch the LIVE INTERVIEW as Carl updates us on the story. Viewers will be able to ask Carl question via live text chat.
Romanelli Asks President Obama For Beer Summit II, Challenges Bob Casey To Basketball Game With Romanelli’s Fate As The Prize
Frustrated by yet another setback in the Pennsylvania Courts, Green Party US Senate candidate, Carl Romanelli is now asking President Obama to schedule "Beer Summit II" in order to attempt to resolve his ongoing saga. “We have tried everything possible in order to see justice here in Pennsylvania and we are running out of options,” Romanelli offered. He is referring to his long ordeal in the Pennsylvania Courts where, despite his gathering and submitting more voter signatures than any candidate in Pennsylvania’s history, Romanelli was not only displaced from the 2006 election ballot; but now has to pay more than $80,000.00 in costs and fees for the pleasure of being the victim of such a process. “It is time that the President weighed in on this, so I propose that he invite Senator Casey and me to the White House for a beer in an attempt to work matters out,” Romanelli suggested.
The situation in Pennsylvania is one of the strangest scenarios in all of politics, as it is now well known that in order to remove Romanelli from the 2006 ballot the lawyers for Bob Casey brought their challenge to the Green Party signatures by way of an illegal, taxpayer-funded process. The scandal has been dubbed Bonusgate as participants were not only providing attorneys for Casey with their work product while on state time and in state offices using state resources, but these employees also received state-funded bonuses for their effort. In his July 10, 2008 Presentment, which led to the arrest of ten legislative staffers and two former state representatives, the Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett says, “The two most outstanding examples of misappropriation of taxpayer resources in petition challenges were found in the challenges of Ralph Nader, for President in 2004, and Carl Romanelli, for US Senate in 2006.”Read more »