Greens win four seats in California Nov. 8, now hold 66 seats in state; Green Party candidates win 19 races across U.S.
GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release: Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Cres Vellucci, State Press Office, 916-996-1970,
Beth Moore Haines, GPCA Spokesperson, 530-277-0610,
Sara Amir (Los Angeles) 310-270-7106,
Susan King (San Francisco) 415-823-5524,
SACRAMENTO (Nov. 9, 2005) – The Green Party of California said today Green
candidates won four seats – of five races entered – during Tuesday's
Special Election, giving Greens 66 elected seats statewide, including seven
positions in Los Angeles County, according to Michael Feinstein,
administrator of national Green Party Election Website.
Hilary Bradburg-Huang defeated a longtime Republican incumbent for a seat
on the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. Green incumbents Jim Harvey
and Paul Perkovic won re-election to the Montara Water and Sanitary
District Board in San Mateo County, and Nicole Vigeant won a seat to the
Community Service Area in Tomales Village in Marin County.
Nationwide, Greens won at least 19 races in November elections, bringing
the number of Greens elected in 2005 to 34, said Feinstein, adding that
Pennsylvania reported the most Green victories Tuesday with eight.
In Minneapolis, two Green City Council members lost – victims of a
redistricting plan enacted by Democrats for the purpose of removing Greens
from public office. But another Green, Cam Gordon, won a council seat, and
another Green who lost may call for a recount because the margin in his
race was just 46 votes.
"These Green victories come despite shenanigans by the Republicans and
Democrats, who continue to support the war in Iraq and brush aside the
everyday concerns of citizens at home. Green candidates speak to these
issues, and that is why we continue to win," said Pat Driscoll, GPCA
For more details about Green candidates, visit: 2005 Green Campaign
Highlights http://www.gp.org/2005elections Green Elections Database
The Green Party of California
P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437