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Two more Green Party candidates join the Green Team 2017 roster

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




GT2016 NYSBOE Certified Election Results

The New York State Board of Elections certified the 2016 General Election results on Dec. 21. Here’s how our Green Team candidates did:

Green Team candidates on the ballot

petition filing

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.


Green Team 2016 Candidates file with NYSBOE

GT2016_FB_COVERGreen Team 2016 (Green Team Committee) filed forms with the NY State Board of Elections today notifying them of the candidates we’ll be supporting this year. The next step will be to gather petition signatures in order to be placed on the ballot. Petitioning is set to begin on Tuesday,  June 7th and filed from July 11—14.

The 2016 Green Team candidates are:

  • Julia Willebrand, NY State Senate District 31 (Manhattan)
  • Carl Lundgren,  NY State Senate District 34 (Bronx/Westchester)
  • Ann Eagan, NY State Assembly District 69 (Manhattan)
  • Don Butterfield, NY State Assembly District 73 (Manhattan)

Green Team 2016 will also be assisting with the campaigns of Hank Bardel, US House District 11 (Staten Island/ Brooklyn), and Daniel Vila Rivera, US House District 13 (Manhattan/ Bronx). The petitioning period for Federal candidates begins on Tuesday, March 8th, and filed from April 11—14.

Find us on the ballot

The BOE has done an incredibly poor job with the design of this year’s ballot and a great disservice to those voters who want to choose an alternative to the corporate parties. Gone are the row letters or numbers, and party symbols that made it easy for voters to find their candidates, and the days when you would let voters know they could “Vote Row ‘X'” if they wanted to vote the party line. To make it worse, the BOE has placed the candidates for non-ballot status parties in and among the same columns as the ballot status parties…with the exception of (surprise, surprise) the Democratic and Republican Party columns. This is going to result in many overvotes as voters fill in more than one box in the same column, thinking they’re voting for candidates of the same party. Those votes will be lost. This is a serious problem with the electronic scanners that are now used in NYC elections. Overvoting was not possible on the lever machines because only one lever at a time could be pulled down. Advantage: Duopoly.

In order to help you find the Green Party line and our candidates on the ballot, we offer the following guide. Read the rest of this entry

They Say “Shutdown”; We Say “Long Live the Green New Deal”! The Green Team 2013 Press Conference: Presenting a Fresh Alternative

Media Advisory                        For Immediate Release

October 26, 2013            Contact: Tom Siracuse at 212-874-2154 or
James Lane at 917-865 2591

They Say “Shutdown”; We Say “Long Live the Green New Deal”!
The Green Team 2013 Press Conference: Presenting a Fresh Alternative

What: Press conference introducing the Green Team 2013

Who: The Green Team 2013, a group of candidates currently running for office in New York City under the Green Party of New York State banner

When: Sunday, October 27th, 2013, 12:30 PM

Where: In front of City Hall, 260 Broadway, Manhattan

Summary: A historic occasion will occur in New York City this Sunday afternoon: a group of public servants who cannot be bought, and who have real solutions to offer the people of New York, will gather at City Hall to present their joint program.

The recent government shutdown in Washington did not surprise the Greens. Both sides are acting irresponsibly. The Greens instead offer a plan – a Green New Deal – to help working people, not the banks; the beleaguered soldier, not the Pentagon; the children of our future, not ExxonMobil.

The team’s three citywide candidates for office ‒ mayoral candidate Anthony Gronowicz, comptroller candidate Julia Willebrand and Public Advocate candidate James Lane ‒ along with several New York City Council candidates ‒ will present their ideas to the media and the public. For those bored with the hollow public spectacle of de Blasio vs. Lhota, the Greens offer something quite unusual: a dose of truth. Read the rest of this entry

Green Team 2013 Candidate Information


“Like”, “Follow”, and learn more about our Green Team 2013 candidates at the links below:

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Monday June 10th: “Meet the Candidates Forum” on Staten Island

Monday June 10th: “Meet the Candidates Forum” on Staten Island

Green Party candidates Tony Gronowicz (NYC Mayor) and Julia Willebrand (NYC Comptroller) will be on Staten Island Monday evening, June 10th, to participate in a “Meet the Candidates Forum” presented by The Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association. The forum will be held at the CYO (MIV) Community Center at Mount Lorreto, 6450 Hylan Blvd., starting at 7:30pm.

Green Party urges passage of Wall Street transaction tax

[Green Team 2013 candidate for NYC Comptroller, Julia Willebrand, is quoted in this GPUS press release]


For Immediate Release:
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,

Green Party urges passage of Wall Street transaction tax

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on economic justice, taxation, and budget policy:

• Green Shadow Cabinet:

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States is calling for passage of legislation to impose a “Wall Street transaction tax,” which will stabilize the stock market, discourage reckless ‘casino’ trading, and generate revenue.

Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-Minn.) has introduced such a bill, titled the “Inclusive Prosperity Act” (

As Ralph Nader noted in his endorsement of the bill, “A small financial transaction tax of 0.5 percent or less – depending upon the financial instrument being taxed – could produce hundreds of billions of dollars annually, perhaps as much as $350 billion. This revenue could be generated from a tax that would be minuscule – half a penny or less on each dollar of the transaction value.” (

“Passing a securities transaction tax would be an effective step towards ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share. The Green Party supports the principle that those who make money from speculation should contribute more than those who make money from hard work,” said Laura Wells, Green candidate for Governor of California in 2010.

“The 2008 economic meltdown revealed three things: how little Wall Street is held accountable for criminal recklessness and fraud; how little top corporations, especially Wall Street firms, pay in taxes compared to the rest of us, including zero taxes on the sale of securities; and the willingness of Democratic and Republican politicians, including President Obama, to bail out top Wall Street investors with our tax money while doing the minimum for people facing the loss of jobs and homes. A tax on securities trades would begin to correct these outrages,” said Ms. Wells, who has filed to run for California State Controller in 2014.

The Green Party’s national platform endorses such a tax: “Green Solutions… 4. Impose a financial transaction tax on trades of stocks, bonds, currency, derivatives, and other financial instruments.” (

The securities transaction tax would reward long-term investment by placing a greater burden on short-term speculation, which causes rapid fluctuation and instability in the market. New York State’s stock transfer tax which generates about $16 billion a year — which the state rebates to Wall Street speculators who treat the stock market as a casino. Greens oppose bailouts and rebates for speculators. (See “Hawkins Challenges Cuomo’s Silence on Halting NY’s $16 Billion Annual Rebate to Wall Street” from 2010 Green gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, August 3, 2010,

Greens have also called for restoration of economic protections like the Glass-Steagall Act; repeal of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, which block regulation of complex high-risk derivatives and hedge funds; nationalization and breakup of “too big to fail” banks into smaller regional or state banks; and penalties for offshoring of accounts.

Greens support progressive tax plans, with a raising of the cap on Social Security. As the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy reports, currently “all states have regressive tax systems that ask more from low- and middle-income families than from the wealthiest” (“Who Pays?”,

“The movement sparked by Occupy Wall Street in 2011 leveled a challenge to America’s plutocrats: ‘We won’t pay for your crisis.’ Until we get a Wall Street transaction tax, they’re not even helping to alleviate the mess they made,” said Julia Willebrand, Ed.D, Green candidate for Comptroller of New York City.

See also:

“Fiscal Crisis Manufactured by Politicians for Bankers, Green Gov Candidate Says”
Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor of New York, June 28, 2010


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Green Team Election Results

Here are the latest election results (as of 11/7/12) for our Green Team 2012 candidates. The information is from the New York Daily News and NY1 websites. A number of precincts have still not reported results.

 Name   Office/District   Votes   % of Total   % of Precincts
Jill Stein / Cheri Honkala President / Vice President 35,338  .57  97.11
Colia Clark  U. S. Senate  36,096  .62  97.11
Evergreen Chou  U. S. House – CD6 Queens 1,729  1.16  99.76
Colin Beavan  U. S. House – CD8 Kings / Queens  2,098  1.18  99.81
Vivia Morgan  U. S. House – CD9 Kings  2,700  1.42  100
Hank Bardel  U. S. House – CD11 Richmond / Kings  1,782  1.00  100
Tony Gronowicz  U. S. House – CD14 Bronx / Queens  2,322  1.78  99.52
Joe Diaferia  U. S. House – CD16 Bronx / Westchester  2,052  1.16  83.71
Ursula Rozum  U. S. House – CD24 Central New York  21,291  8.00  NA
Tom Siracuse  NY State Senate – SD29 New York / Bronx  1,127  1.61  99.05
Carl Lundgren  NY State Senate – SD34 Bronx / Westchester  1,180  1.54  99.64
Peter Lavenia  NY State Senate – SD44 Albany  8,232  9.00  NA
Mike Donnelly  NY State Senate – SD50 Onondaga / Cayuga  13,212  14.00  NA
Jeff Peress  NY State Assembly – AD13 Nassau  328  1.00  NA
Patrick Dwyer  NY State Assembly – AD46 Kings  404  1.79  100
Julia Willebrand  NY State Assembly – AD67 New York  2,094  5.05  100
Trevor Archer  NY State Assembly – AD83 Bronx  163  .50  100
Dan Zuger  NY State Assembly – AD85 Bronx  108  .47  100
Walt Nestler  NY State Assembly – AD87 Bronx  258  .97  100
Drew Langdon  NY State Assembly – AD137 Rochester  4,231  12  NA
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