There are currently five people running to be the 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate. Please note that at our May 2016 Nominating Convention we will be voting to select the Green Party Presidential candidate to appear on the November 2016 Oregon ballot.
Dr. Jill Stein was the 2012 Green Party Presidential nominee. She received 469,572 votes (0.36%) in the General Election. Stein was born in Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1973 and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. In 2002, activists in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party approached Dr. Stein and asked her to run for Governor of Massachusetts. She accepted and began her first foray into electoral politics.
Jill Stein is a mother, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and a pioneering environmental health advocate. Her campaign platform includes supporting renewable energy, ending poverty, healthcare, education and employment as rights, $15 minimum wage, fighting climate change, equality and justice, and defending human rights. Visit Jill Stein's campaign website for further details.
Kent Mesplay is a 10-year Delegate from California on the Green Party National Committee. Mesplay is a scientist of biomedical engineering, an Air Quality Inspector, and an Emergency Shelter Manager. He is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College and Northwestern University. Mesplay is a past high school teacher and a volunteer for entities such as Veterans Affairs, Habitat for Humanity, Turtle Island Institute, and is currently the Secretary for the nonprofit Civilization Transformation Project and their Primate Rescue Network.
His campaign platform includes integrity, countering corruption, improving representation, implementing scientific solutions to climate change and supporting indigenous peoples. Mesplay is a member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). His past runs for office include US Senate (1996) and US President (2004, 2008, 2012). Visit Kent Mesplay's campaign website for additional information.
|William Kreml||Bill Kreml is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. The candidate graduated from Northwestern University in 1962 and went on to graduate from Northwestern University School of Law three years later, and received his Doctorate from Indiana University in 1972. Kreml has written and published four books beginning in 1977, with a new book in each decade after that. The Green Party Presidential candidate’s campaign website touts, ‘Fifty years in the Academy. Thirty-five years of political activism.’|
|Darryl Cherney||Darryl Cherney doesn’t have a campaign website. But the candidate’s campaign Facebook Pagedescribes the Green Party Presidential hopeful saying, ‘Earth First!, Film Producer, Songwriter, Litigant v FBI, Car-bomb survivor, PR Guy for the Redwoods, Healthcare Advocate, Firewood Sales, MS in Urban Ed.’|
|Sedinam Moyowasifza Curry||Sedinam Moyowasifza Curry doesn’t have a campaign website. But the candidate’s campaignFacebook Page simply reads, ‘Welcome, brothers, sisters and others! Welcome to the Facebook page supporting the Green Party's Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry for President!’|
The Green Party of the United States has recognized five candidates for the party's presidential nomination. The presidential and vice-presidential nominees will be chosen at the 2016 Green Presidential Nominating Convention, which will take place in Houston, Texas, from August 4 to 7. For more information on the candidates and the Green Party nomination process, visit this web page.