Green Party files 6 candidates for November’s election

Give ‘em the green light.

Yesterday, the Green Party of Pennsylvania officially filed for six candidates to be on the November ballot.

The six offices that are being seeked include U.S. Senate, governor, lieutenant governor, two state representative seats, and one state senate seat.

Neal Gale, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, becomes the fourth candidate to enter the race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, Republican Rep. Lou Barletta, and Libertarian Dale Kerns. Gale, of Abington, Montgomery County, serves on the Abington Township Energy Advisory Council and has spent the past four decades in the energy conservation and efficiency fields.

Paul Glover, Green Party candidate for Governor, is the fourth candidate to officially join the race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, Republican Scott Wagner, and Libertarian Ken Krawchuk. Glover, of Philadelphia, has founded several organizations dedicated to ecology and justice, authored six books on community engagement development, and taught classes at Temple University and Philadelphia University. Glover is the first Green party candidate for Governor since 2002. The Green Party candidate in 2002, Michael Morrill, brought in slightly less than 40,000 votes.

Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick joins Glover on the ticket as the Green Party candidate for lieutenant governor. Bowser-Bostick, of Chester, Delaware County, believed it was a challenge to get on the ballot, but thinks the voters of Pennsylvania are ready to vote outside of the two major parties.

“I’m happy that I and other PA Green Party candidates will have the opportunity to earn the votes of our neighbors because even though it was hard work getting signatures for our nomination papers, we came across many people who were eager to sign because they recognized that the problems of this Commonwealth won’t be solved if voters restrict themselves to the limited solutions and candidates presented by the Democrats & Republicans,” Bowser-Bostick said in a statement.

This is the first campaign cycle under new ballot access measures adopted in February. Third-party candidates and independents are now required to submit 5,000 signatures to be placed on the ballot. Before this change, the required number was 2 percent of the top vote-getter in the previous election.

Glover said he hopped in the race because he believes both major parties are controlled by corporations which have negatively affected the middle class and poor.

My intention as governor would be to ban fracking, end mass incarceration, create thousands of green jobs, expand organic agriculture, extend Medicare to all, establish a state bank, legalize marijuana, defend women’s rights, and ensure that education inspires a love of learning,” Glover said.

Glover touted his past in founding various organizations as inspiration for creating new jobs that “will enable us to become a prosperous Mutual Class”.     

“In particular I’ll create the Green Labor Administration (GLAD) as an independent Authority, creating 500,000 green jobs in our state without raising taxes,” he said. In a press release from the Green Party, Glover stated he would replace prison building to create these jobs.  

Gale’s Senate campaign is focusing on “donations, elections, lobbying reform, education, decriminalizing cannabis, reproductive rights, rights and responsibilities for firearms, grass roots democracy, economic justice, social justice, environmental wisdom, peaceful coexistence, and immigration.”

The three candidates for state representative and senate seats are Jay Sweeney, SD-20, Darcelle Slappy, HD-10, and Jay Ting Walker, HD-23.

August 1st, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Governor, Senate, Top Stories | 22 Comments

22 thoughts on “Green Party files 6 candidates for November’s election”

  1. PhillyPolitico says:

    “In particular I’ll create the Green Labor Administration (GLAD) as an independent Authority, creating 500,000 green jobs in our state without raising taxes,” he said.

    According to the LBS, there are currently ~6,000,000 employed persons in Pennsylvania. So, without raising taxes, this guy is going to create an 8% increase in the *total number of jobs in the state*?

  2. Publius says:

    I wouldn’t trust these guys to run a weed dispensary, let alone the commonwealth.

  3. StevenTodd says:

    Congrats to all candidates who make the ballot. The more choices, the more issues we can force into the canned, corrupt debate. I look forward to hearing from all four candidates for each office!

  4. Dick Horton says:

    I truely believe that the green vote in PA resulted in “him” being elected. At least most of the conservatives voted for what they believed in. greens (they dont even rate a capital G) are ego trips

    1. Dave says:

      So self righteous you think you own everyones vote…. and have the nerve to not even respect the English language enough to capitalize a proper noun…. self reflect on that ego a bit, Dick.

      1. Dick Horton says:

        think it should be everyone’s vote

  5. gulagpittsburgh says:

    Another stupid effort to siphon votes from the Dems. Is Russia financing them like they did the 2016 stupid woman who sat at Putin’s table the year before?

  6. jjcnpa says:

    Don’t throw your vote away. That is how we got Trump. Thanks Steven Todd

    1. Dave says:

      If everyone didn’t waste their vote on HC… then you would have a Green President…

      Since HC lost, your vote was obviously wasted and thrown away… this is using your logic of course …

  7. Commonwealth says:

    The Libertarian post included the number of signatures they filed, and this one didn’t. It’s almost like this site wanted to kick one group off the ballot and wanted one group to stay on…

    1. Paul Glover says:

      More than 8,100 signatures were filed. Final tally pending.

  8. Dave says:

    Looking forward to having more Greens join the ranks of our 17 local elected PA Green candidates in office already. The Green Party, by design, puts people over corporate donors.
    The only special interest Greens’ serve is, the people.

    Voting for Greens who will help strengthen and build the progressive caucuses is of the utmost importance. Pull left – do not settle for right of center corporate funded substitutes. No super delegate scams or private backdoor deals in the Green Party.

    1. PhillyPolitico says:

      There are probably upwards of 1,000 elected officials in Pennsylvania.

      Maybe the Green Party should aim its sights a little lower first.

      1. Dave says:

        Thanks for asking, we run candidates every cycle…

        1. J says:

          Given the recent trend in the Democratic party, why not try to infiltrate it and use that to push the party to the left?

      2. The Answer Desk says:

        There are 4,500 school board members.

        There are 56 cities, 959 boroughs, and 1546 townships. So yeah, there are a FEW more than 1000 elected officials in PA.

        And yes, the Greens and Libertarians should try to get a few people elected somewhere and leave the statewide races alone.

        1. Dave says:

          That’s impossible. Look up ballot access laws and the difference between minor and major parties…

          Minor parties have to run races on a statewide tickets to keep minor party status.

          Your beef is with state law, not minor parties…

  9. John Langley says:

    Do not vote for third party candidates if you are trying to keep republicans out of state and federal seats.

  10. Bucks Barrister says:

    quit complaining and GOTV

  11. Dave says:

    Great News! Go Green, Go!

    We need a Green Wave to hit PA. Looking forward to having more Greens join the ranks of our 17 local elected PA Green candidates in office already.

    The Green Party, by design, puts people over corporate donors.
    The only special interest Greens’ serve is, the people.

    Voting for Greens who will help strengthen the progressive caucuses is of the utmost importance. Pull left – do not settle for right of center corporate funded substitutes.

    No super delegate scams or private backdoor deals in the Green Party.

    Make the change to Green today and support the only progressive party in the nation.

    https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

  12. Court Watcher says:

    Thank you for helping elect Republicans.

    1. Dave says:

      Thank you for supporting DINO’s unconditionally… the republicans and their multitudes of mutual corporate donors thank you..

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