Laura Wells

510-504-4254 (media only) - lwells@cagreens.org

Laura Wells has run as a Green Party candidate for Congress, District 13, in 2018. She also ran for the California Governor in 2010 and for state Controller in 2022. Wells registered with the Green Party the year it gained ballot access in 1992. She was a member of the first Green Party County Council in Alameda County and in 2002, she co-founded Green Focus, the GPCA's official newspaper. An advocate for electoral reform, Wells was part of the 2006 campaign steering committee that achieved 69% voter approval of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) in Oakland.

Some of her other key issues include establishing publicly owned banks, taxing the rich, and reforming old Prop 13 to retain its benefits and eliminate its damaging effects on California’s schools and infrastructure.

Wells has over 20 years experience in financial systems - investments, pension funds, union dues accounting, and real estate loans. She holds a B.A. from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI, Phi Beta Kappa), and an M.Ed. from Antioch University. She lives in Oakland, and has an adult daughter Natalia.



David Cobb

707-362-0333 (media only) - davidkcobb@gmail.com

David Cobb served as the General Counsel for the Green Party from 1999-2004. During that time he helped multiple states navigate their Election Codes, and was one of the principal drafters of the historic FEC filing that culminated with GPUS being formally recognized as a National Committee. In 2000 he managed the Nader/LaDuke Presidential campaign in Texas, and in 2002 he ran for Attorney General of Texas. In 2004 he was the Green Party nominee for President himself, and in 2016 he served as the Campaign Manager for the Stein/Baraka campaign.