Maryland Green Party

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Maryland Green Party
Co-chairAnokwale Anansesemfo
Co-chairAndy Ellis
House LeaderNone (formerly Shane Robinson)
Senate LeaderNone
FoundedAugust 17, 2000; 19 years ago (2000-08-17)
HeadquartersBaltimore, Maryland, U.S. 21233
Student wingYoung Greens
Membership (April 2018)Increase 9,350
(Registered Voters)
IdeologyGreen Politics
Progressivism
Social-Democracy
Eco-socialism
Political positionCenter-left to Left-wing
National affiliationGreen Party of the United States
Continental affiliationFederation of the Green Parties of the Americas
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Colors     Green
Senate
0 / 47
House of Delegates
0 / 141
Statewide Officers
0 / 4
County Executives
0 / 9
County Council / Commission Seats
0 / 142
Local offices2 (2019)[1]
Website
www.mdgreens.org

The Maryland Green Party is the state party organization for Maryland of the Green Party of the United States.

The Maryland Green Party qualified as a recognized political party on August 17, 2000,[2] since that time the party has grown to 9,350 members as of April 2018.[3] In November of 2018, outgoing Delegate Shane Robinson switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Green, becoming Maryland's first Green Delegate.

Electoral history[edit]

During the 2006 elections, U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Zeese became the first Maryland Green Party candidate for statewide office to be invited to debate the major party candidates. Zeese went on to finish third with over 25,000 votes.[4] That same year Green Ed Boyd became the first African-American candidate for Governor of Maryland. He received approximately 15,000 votes.

In November 2007, Gary Hull became the first Green officeholder in Maryland, being elected to the Sharpsburg Town Council.[5]

In April 2007, Mike Cornell was elected to the Columbia City Council, an unincorporated community run by a nonprofit homeowners association known as the Columbia Association in Columbia. Up until 2015, Cornell was one of 10 representatives that form the Columbia Council. Residents elect council representatives from each of Columbia's nine villages and Town Center.[6]

In the November 2007 elections, Dan Robinson was elected to the non-partisan seat of Takoma Park Town Council Ward 3. He finished first of two candidates for one seat with 234 votes or 67.6%.[7] Robinson ran for the same office in 2003 finishing 2nd in a two candidate race with 183 votes, or 35%.[8]

In September 2010, Green Party nominee for U.S. Senate Natasha Pettigrew was killed while biking when she was hit by a Cadillac Escalade.[9] She was replaced by her mother, Keniss Henry. Henry received 20,717 votes (1.13%).[10]

In January 2015, the Maryland State Board of Elections determined that the party's petition was sufficient and it would be on the ballot through at least 2018.[11]

Presidential election results[edit]

Year Nominee Votes
1996 Ralph Nader (write-in) 2,606 (0.15)
2000 Ralph Nader 53,768 (2.65%)
2004 David Cobb 3,632 (0.15%)
2008 Cynthia McKinney 4,747 (0.18%)
2012 Jill Stein 17,110 (0.63%)
2016 Jill Stein 33,892 (1.3%)
2020 TBD TBA

Elected officials[edit]

Current officials[edit]

  • Anthony Williamson, Broadway Homes Representative (Baltimore City), Resident Advisory Board (2019-present)
  • Annie Chambers, Douglass Homes Representative (Baltimore City), Resident Advisory Board (2017-present)

Past officials[edit]

  • Shane Robinson, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates
  • Michael Cornell
  • Gary Hull, Town Council Sharpsburg (Washington County) [14]
  • Christine Nagle, City Council District 1, College Park (Prince George's County)[15]
  • Dan Robinson, Town Council Ward 3, Takoma Park (Montgomery County) [16]
  • James Wilkinson, Town Council Mayor Pro Tem, Berwyn Heights (Prince George's County)[15]

Party organization[edit]

The following party leaders were elected on June 08, 2019 on 1-year terms:[17]

  • Anokwale Anansesemfo, Co-Chair
  • Andy Ellis, Co-Chair
  • Virginia Smith, Secretary
  • Brian Bittner, Treasurer
  • Bill Barry, Membership Coordinator
  • Steve Wollett, Membership Coordinator

GNC delegates[edit]

The following delegates represent the state of Maryland in the Green National Committee:[17]

  • Margaret Flowers, Delegate
  • Tim Willard, Delegate

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Officeholders". The Maryland Green Party. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  2. ^ "Maryland Green Party". Mdgreens.org. 2000-08-17. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  3. ^ "Voter Registration Activity Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  4. ^ "Maryland 2006 Midterm Election". Thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  5. ^ "Gary Hull - 2006". Gpus.org. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  6. ^ [1] Archived August 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "2007.11.12: More Green wins and impressive percentages in November 6 local elections". Gp.org. Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  9. ^ Hiskes, Jonathan (September 23, 2010). "Maryland Green Party Senate candidate killed by SUV while cycling". Grist. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  10. ^ Bell, Melissa (December 22, 2010). "Natasha Pettigrew (1980-2010): For Senate hopeful, ordinary challenges were never enough". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  11. ^ Winger, Richard (January 17, 2015). "Maryland Green Party is Back on Ballot". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Officeholders". The Maryland Green Party. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  13. ^ "Green Party of the United States | Candidate Details". Gp.org. 2007-04-21. Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  14. ^ "Green Party of the United States | Candidate Details". Gp.org. 2006-11-07. Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  15. ^ a b "Officeholders". mdgreens.org. 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  16. ^ "Green Party of the United States | Candidate Details". Gp.org. 2007-11-06. Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  17. ^ a b "Party Leadership". mdgreens.org. 2019. Retrieved 2019-06-13.

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