Green Party of California

Application for Member, Delegation to Green Party of the United States
(job description)
received March 12th, 2009

Name  -  Kent Mesplay
City - Encinitas
County  - San Diego
Contact information - (408) 469-6093


1) Please list any prior or current positions, related experience,
and/or personal and professional skills within of the Green Party that
you have, that apply to this position.

Registered Green since 1995 in CA; Current National Committee Delegate
for the California Green Party, 2004-2009; former Co-Chair,
Communications Committee San Diego County Council of the Green Party;
speaking / writing / debating / organizing skills as demonstrated
through experience as a G.P.U.S. presidential candidate: 2004, 2008.

2) Please list any prior or current positions, related experience,
and/or personal and professional skills outside of the Green Party that
you have, that apply to this position.

Air Quality Inspector II for the San Diego Air Pollution Control
District, 2001 to present: knowledgeable in climate change issues; Ph.D.
in Biomedical Engineering, with knowledge of science issues and public
policy; interested in public health, as influenced by early exposure to
tropical diseases in rain-forest and international health personnel
(first ten years living in Papua New Guinea highlands); blended ancestry
includes Blackfeet (Native American).

3) Please describe your vision for serving as GPUS Delegate including
addressing the job description for GPUS Delegate.

National Committee
elegates are entrusted with developing and supporting policy that not only establishes and defines G.P.U.S. but that models appropriate party behavior to the nation and world. We are representatives of more than our respective states. I agree with the
previous statement of candidate Mato Ska (aka Martin Zehr) regarding
specific, basic delegate roles, namely:

An NC Delegate from California needs to represent the concerns of
California Greens within the National Committee both organizationally
and politically; an NC delegate needs to recognize the decisions of the
leadership bodies of the GPCA; an NC member needs to maintain the
necessary decorum within the NC to address resolutions and proposals,
sponsor them as directed by the state Green Party and make proposals
that can be reviewed by state and county bodies of the party; an NC
member needs to support the campaign efforts of the Presidential nominee
as determined by the nominating convention of the GPUS, an NC
representative needs to assure adequate representation of the needs and
concerns of California Greens internally and increase the financial
viability and organizational integrity of the GPUS, an NC delegate needs
to work with other California state delegates in addressing proposals
and resolutions before the NC; an NC delegate needs to communicate with
other delegates in the review and evaluation of actions before the NC in
a professional manner that upholds the integrity of the decision-making
process; an NC delegate represents his or her own views in such a way as
to promote unity while forthrightly representing GPCA and not
sacrificing the ethical responsibility for my own individual
accountability in upholding the Ten Key Values and an NC delegate needs
to respect divergent views within the GPCA and the National Committee
(Martin summarized our duties well).