Yesterday the Green Party made victories in Local Elections in California and Colorado.
Federal Heights, Colorado
Tanya Ishikawa was elected to the Federal Heights City Council with 67.5% of the vote.
Larry Bragman takes first place in his race for City Council, receiving 43.88% of the vote. This will be Bragman’s third term as a Council Member. Additionally, Ryan O’Neil won his first term on the City Council, helping maintain a healthy Green Party presence in the Northern California City.
Cheri Honkala received 6.56% of the vote in her effort to be elected Sheriff of Philadelphia. She ran on a “No Evictions” platform. Brian Rudnick, running for City Council, received 11.8% of the vote.
Two Greens were on the ballot for Mayor;
David Marshall – 7.74%
John Eder – 1.38%
Eder endorsed progressive-Democrat Ethan Strimling, who placed second with 22.24% (vs. winner Michael Brennan’s 26.76%).
Without any candidate receiving more than 50% of the vote, the race should go into second and even third round IRV tallies.
Josephine Okot received 39.68% of the vote in a two way race for the at-large school district seat.
Syracuse, New York
Howie Hawkens received 48.15% of the vote, narrowly losing his seat to Democrat Khalid Bey.
Khalid Bey (D-WF) 1,154
Howie Hawkins (G) 1,072
Suffolk County, New York
Cesar A Malaga received 2.43% of the vote in his bid for County Board.
Rochester, New York
Alex White received 11.6% of the vote, placing third out of three, in his race for City Council, South District.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Ward 1: Johnny Howard got 26% (to Carter’s 62%)
Ward 2: John Ivey is on second with 28% behind Thune’s 38%. With 88% of votes counted, if Thune does not receive more than 50% of the vote, voting run-off will occur. This race may not be determined for until later this week.
Ward 6: Bee Xiong received 42% in the first round of voting. The results publish all 3 choice rounds, but with 58%, Dan Bostrom wins under IRV rules in the first round.
Anita Rios got 28.80% (vs. Paula Hicks-Hudson 71.20%) in her race for City Council.
Mary DeCamp received 5% in her bid for Mayor (a three way race).
In a two-way race for Ward 1 City Council, Baker received 34% of the vote for Democratic-Incumbent Romero.
Michael Spector received 1.43% of the vote in the State Assembly 26th District race.
Steve Welzer also received 1.43% of the vote in his race for the District 14 State Assembly seat.
New London, Connecticut
3 Green ran for 7 open City Council seats, and 2 Greens ran for 7 open School District seats. All were unsuccessful.
Arlington County, Virginia
Audrey Clement took third place with 16% of the vote in her bid for County Board.
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