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Arizona Green Party

Arizona affiliate of the Green Party

Green Party of Arizona
HeadquartersP.O. Box 60173
Phoenix, Arizona 85082
Membership (2020)4,476[1]
IdeologyGreen politics
Eco-socialism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationGreen Party
Colors  Green
Seats in the U.S. Senate
0 / 2
Seats in the U.S. House
0 / 9
Statewide Offices
0 / 11
Seats in the State Senate
0 / 30
Seats in the State House
0 / 60
Website
azgp.org

Politics of the United States
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Elections
Activists of the Arizona Green Party collecting signatures for ballot status.

The Green Party of Arizona (AZGP) is the affiliate of the Green Party in the state of Arizona. It was founded by Carolyn Campbell alongside others in the 1990s. The two current co-chairs of the Arizona Green Party are Haryaksa Knauer and Liana West.

Arizona Green Party Intro articles: 2

History

Ballot access

In 2008, the Arizona Green Party gathered enough signatures to gain ballot access.[2] The party had worked with Arizona's ballot access laws, achieving ballot access for the 2000 election cycle, then losing it again in 2004. On March 6, 2008, the Arizona deadline for ballot access, the Arizona Green Party submitted 29,300 signatures on its petition for party recognition. The legal requirement is 20,449. On April 9, 2008, Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer announced that the Arizona Green Party had enough valid signatures to be recognized as an official political party.[3]

On April 28, 2011, Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2304, which says that when a new party qualifies, it is entitled to be on the ballot in the next two elections, not just the next election. As a result, the Green Party was automatically on the ballot for 2012 because it had successfully petitioned in 2010.[4][5]

In 2016, the Arizona Green Party successfully sued the state of Arizona to ensure its presidential nominee, Jill Stein, was placed on the ballot after the party failed to submit a slate of Presidential electors on time.[6] Jill Stein received a total of 34,345 votes in Arizona, leaving her with 1.3% of the total vote.[7]

Campaigns

Prominent Green candidates in Arizona have included Vance Hansen, who ran for the US Senate in 2000 and received 108,926 votes. Claudia Ellquist ran for Pima County Attorney in 2004 on a platform largely focused on declaring a moratorium on the death penalty. Dave Croteau ran for mayor of Tucson in 2007 on a platform of relocalization and received over 28% of the vote.[8]

2016 primary election results

The Arizona Green Party held its primary on March 22, 2016. Jill Stein won with 79.6% of the vote, and the overall number of voters that took part in the primary saw an increase from 561 in 2012 to 817 in 2016.[9] Only two candidates qualified for the primary:[10]

Arizona Green Party presidential primary, March 22, 2016[11]
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
Jill Stein 609 79.6% 5
Kent Mesplay 139 18.2% 1
Write-in/Blank 17 2.2% -
Total 765 100.00% 6
County results of the Arizona Green presidential primaries, 2016.
  Jill Stein
  Kent Mesplay
  No votes

Arizona Green Party History articles: 12

Election results

President

Year Nominee Votes %
1996 Ralph Nader 2,062
0.15 / 100
2000 Ralph Nader 45,645
2.98 / 100
2004 David Cobb (write-in) 138
0.01 / 100
2008 Cynthia McKinney 3,406
0.15 / 100
2012 Jill Stein 7,816
0.34 / 100
2016 Jill Stein 34,345
1.34 / 100
2020 Howie Hawkins (write-in) 1,557
0.05 / 100

Senate

Year Nominee Votes %
2000 Vance Hansen 108,926
7.80 / 100
2010 Jerry Joslyn 24,603
1.45 / 100
2016 Gary Swing 138,634
5.48 / 100
2018 Angela Green 57,442
2.41 / 100

House of Representatives

Year District Nominee Votes %
2008 2nd William Crum 3,616
1.07 / 100
4th Rebecca DeWitt 4,464
3.59 / 100
2010 3rd Leonard Clark 3,294
1.58 / 100
4th Rebecca DeWitt 2,365
2.57 / 100
6th Richard Grayson 3,407
1.37 / 100
2012 6th Mark Salazar 5,637
1.92 / 100
2016 1st Ray Parrish 16,746
5.97 / 100
7th Neil Westbrooks (write-in) 60
0.04 / 100
9th Cary Dolego (write-in) 60
0.02 / 100
2018 4th Haryaksha Knauer 3,672
1.33 / 100
7th Gary Swing 18,706
14.17 / 100

See also

References

  1. ^ Winger, Richard. "November 2020 Ballot Access News Print Edition". Ballot Access News. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  2. ^ Pitzl, Mary Jo (20 April 2008). "Green Party wins ballot status". Arizona Central. Archived from the original on 2008-09-12. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Jan Brewer". Ballotpedia. 2017-02-26.
  4. ^ "May 2011 Ballot Access News Print Edition - Ballot Access News". ballot-access.org. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Arizona Secretary of State Confirms that Green Party is On Ballot for 2012 - Ballot Access News". ballot-access.org. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  6. ^ Services, Howard Fischer, Capitol Media. "Green Party makes it onto Arizona ballot – Arizona Capitol Times". azcapitoltimes.com. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Arizona Presidential Race Results: Donald J. Trump Wins". Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  8. ^ "Dave Croteau – Green Party Watch". www.greenpartywatch.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  9. ^ "Arizona Green Party Presidential Primary Results". Ballot Access News. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  10. ^ "Two Candidates Qualify for Arizona Green Party Presidential Primary; Six Qualify for Democratic Primary". Ballot Access News. 2015-12-14. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  11. ^ "Arizona Green Party Presidential Primary Results". azsos.gov. Retrieved 23 March 2016.

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