Posted at Green Party Watch

by Ron Hardy

As of March 11, 2009 the Green Party has 98 candidates so far for office in 2009. Most of these candidates are running in local elections in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Compared to past “off years” Green Party candidate recruitment is significantly higher.

According to Brent McMillan, Executive Director of GPUS, by March 11, 2007 the Green Party had 44 candidates, and by March 14, 2005, the Green Party had 35 candidates.

By the end of those years, 2005 saw 200 total Green Party candidates, and 2007 saw 147 Green Party candidates. “Off years”, the odd years between congressional election years, typically have far fewer candidates than even years.

You can search the GPUS Candidate Database here.