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national Green Party website
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Green-Oriented Political News Gleaned from various sources:
Chronicle 11/27 coverage of national Green Party thoughts on running
a candidate for US President (includes comments from David
Chronicle 10/16 notes out & out
Green candidate for City Council (Dennis Carter)
Shines Light on Texas Republican Platform
Magazine article Green
Robbie Franklin 10/15
Air- Who needs it? For more, see SEED
and learn about deals that get done, but more importantly about action.
those Californians have fun? Let's recall their governor recall/race.
Great movie here Arianna
Hybrid vs Arnold Hummer for green sounding independent candidate;
see also Green candidate Peter
Camejo web page.
statewide press releases, see TXGREENS.ORG
[That website also includes links to GP
national press releases.]
(December 9, 2013) - The Texas Green Party has recruited more than 50
candidates for state and local office across Texas to occupy the ballot
in 2014. This is historically the largest number of Green Party candidates
that will appear on the ballot in Texas.
"We are very excited to be running so many principled progressive
candidates throughout the state," said David Wager, co-chair of the
Texas Green Party.
"Our goal is to provide a progressive alternative to the other two
parties in Texas and offer voters more voices and more choices than they
might otherwise have on the ballot," Wager said.
The most widely known candidate is food safety advocate and whistleblower
Kenneth Kendrick of Wilson, who is running for Agriculture Commissioner.
Kendrick was a former manager of a Plainview peanut plant, operated by
the now defunct Peanut Corp. of America, where he alerted authorities
and the public regarding alleged food safety violations. PCA went bankrupt
after a nationwide salmonella outbreak that was traced to the Plainview
plant. Seven people died and hundreds suffered from severe illness.
Many green candidates, including Martina Salinas of Fort Worth, who is
campaigning for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, advocate regulating,
limiting or banning the oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic
"With our state's future and the future of our families in mind,
we need to hold all fracking operations, especially waste water disposal,
to a high standard," said Martina Salinas."Even if it means
stopping operations, we must ensure that our children's children and beyond
can enjoy the beauty that is Texas," Salinas said.
Other green candidates for statewide office include Emily Marie Sanchez
of Del Rio for United States Senate; Brandon Parmer of Dallas for Governor;
Chandrakantha Courtney of Houston for Lt. Governor; Jamar Osborne of Dallas
for Attorney General; Deb Shafto of Houston for Comptroller; and Ulises
Cabrera of Bryan for General Land Commissioner.
with local and regional Green Party candidates in the2010 campaign:
on KPFT 90.1 FM radio, Self
Determination, 9-11 PM, Sunday, 5th September, 2010. [mp3]
TV show GREENWATCH,
with Deb Shafto, Joel West, and Jim Howe.
[streams from an online archive, viewing time about an hour]