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Here are your Green Party Candidates for 2017:
Mayor: Akeem Browder
Public Advocate: James Lane
Comptroller: Julia Willebrand
Borough President: Daniel Vila Rivera
District 2: Manny Cavaco
District 3: Marni Halasa*
District 7: Florindo Troncelliti
District 18: Carl Lundgren
District 27: Frank Francois
District 35: Jabari Brisport
District 37: Persephone Smith
District 38: Carmen Hulbert
District 45: Anthony Beckford**
Borough President: Henry Bardel
County Executive: Casandra Lems
Comptroller: Laurence Hirsh
Glen Cove City Council: Jeffery Peress
Long Beach City Council: Allison Blanchette
*running on the Eco Justice Party line
*running on the True Freedom Party line
The Green Party Candidates pictured below are saying “NO” to REBNY: the Real Estate Board of New York. The right to safe, affordable housing is a basic Green Party value. We fully support the efforts of union organizer and activist, Ray Rogers, and his Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies.
From The Campaign to Stop REBNY website:
“The Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies’ mission is to build a movement comprised of thousands of volunteers throughout New York City and New York State to end REBNY’s domination over politics and to assure fairness and justice for neighborhoods, construction workers, tenants and small businesses.
REBNY and its top policy makers have beaten up on construction unions, apartment dwellers and small businesses for far too long and their greed and arrogance are only growing. They have corrupted our political system and run roughshod over once vibrant neighborhoods.
Maintaining strong unions in the construction industry can mean the difference between serious injury, life and death for thousands of construction workers and the guarantee of fair compensation. Strict enforcement of rent protection safeguards and the expansion of quality affordable housing are critical to rectifying the homeless crisis and stabilizing neighborhoods. For small businesses to survive, they must be protected from price gouging and property speculators.
The Campaign will work to counter REBNY’s destructive political dominance and to protect residential tenants, small businesses and construction workers from REBNY’s insatiable greed, civic irresponsibility and lack of compassion.”
Campaign to Stop REBNY Bullies
PO Box 1002 Cooper Station
New York, NY 10276-1002
New York City Green Party candidates Akeem Browder (Mayor), James Lane (Public Advocate) and Julia Willebrand (Comptroller) were interviewed this past Friday on the NY1 program “Friday Conversation” hosted by Grace Rauh.
Green Team 2017 is beginning to shape up nicely for this year’s citywide elections. Two more candidates were registered with the NYC and NYS Boards Of Election yesterday: Julia Willebrand for NYC Comptroller and Florindo Troncelliti for Council District 7 in Manhattan.
Here is the GT2017 roster as it now stands:
- Julia Willebrand, NYC Comptroller
- James Lane, NYC Public Advocate
- Hank Bardel, Staten Island Borough President
- Florindo Troncelliti, Council District 7, Manhattan
- Carl Lundgren, Council District 18, Bronx
We’ll be announcing more candidates in the next week or two. Petitioning to get our candidates on the ballot begins Tuesday, June 6th.
Green Team 2017 is the working name for the Green Team Committee, registered with the NYS Board of Elections as a multi-candidate committee. Although there are other Green Party candidates running, the Green Team promotes and serves as an authorized or unauthorized campaign committee for those candidates who choose to work with us. Because the NYC Campaign Finance Board requires that citywide and council candidates establish individual, authorized committees, the Green Team will be offering other candidate services this year. We are independent of the Green Party of New York State. To see a list of other Green Party candidates running in NY this year, visit www.gpny.org
On July 14, Green Team 2016 filed designating petitions for 8 Green Party candidates running in NYC. Their petitions received no objections or challenges, so all will be on the Election Day ballot. Along with the two candidates for Congress who we filed back in April, plus two other candidates whom we’re supporting, we will have 12 candidates running in NYC, Nassau and Westchester Counties.
Here is the Green Team 2016 candidate roster:
- U.S. Congress
- Frank Francois, CD5 – Queens / Nassau County
- Henry Bardel, CD 11 – Staten Island / Brooklyn
- Daniel Vila, CD13 – Manhattan / Bronx
- NY State Senate
- Laurence Hirsh, SD9 – Nassau County
- Julia Willebrand, SD31 – Manhattan
- Carl Lundgren, SD34 – Bronx / Westchester County
- NY State Assembly
- Jeffery Peress, AD13 – Nassau County
- Patrick Dwyer, AD46 – Brooklyn
- Manny Cavaco, AD65 – Manhattan
- Donal Butterfield, AD73 – Manhattan
- Scott Hutchins, AD74 – Manhattan
- Daniel Zuger, AD85 – Bronx
For more information on each of the candidates, visit their pages on this site.
VOTE GREEN IN ’16
Bardel 2016 is the official name for Hank’s Congressional campaign committee. We opened an account today with the union friendly Amalgamated Bank and filed with the Federal Election Commission. Our Contribution page will be ready in a couple of days.
[NOTE: Printed below is an article that appears in today’s Staten Island Advance about the Congressional race in CD 11 which also includes Hank. While we’re pleased that Hank is mentioned, as is usual with the mainstream press, when mentioning the Green Party, it’s only as an “also running.” But a little bit more troubling is the […]
The Green Team Committee filed designating petitions for Congressional candidates Daniel Vila Rivera (CD13, Manhattan / Bronx) and Henry J. Bardel (CD11, Staten Island / Brooklyn) this past Thursday, April 14th, with the Board of Elections in NYC. We set up shop at the Stir Cafe next door to the BOE to collect, clean and bind the petition volumes and then submitted them to the BOE.
The cafe has a large dining room in the rear that is not utilized very often in the evenings, so it’s a great place to use as a central location to meet with the candidates and petitioning volunteers. As long as we make a purchase, the staff has no problem with us.
If all goes well with the petitions (so far, so good), Danny and Hank will appear on the November ballot.
In addition to Danny and Hank, petitions were filed in Albany for Green candidates Matt Funicello (CD21, Adirondack Region) and Frank Francois (CD5, Queens / Nassau).
Next up is the petitioning period for State Senate and State Assembly, beginning on June 7th.