2020 Green Party presidential primaries

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Green Party presidential primaries, 2020

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400 +/- 2 Delegate votes to the Green National Convention
201 +/- 1 Delegate votes needed to win

Previous Green nominee

Jill Stein



The 2020 Green Party presidential primaries will be a series of primaries, caucuses and state conventions in which voters elect delegates to represent a candidate for the Green Party's nominee for president of the United States at the 2020 Green National Convention. The primaries, to be held in numerous states on various dates from early spring into early summer of 2020, will feature elections publicly funded, concurrent with the Democratic and Republican primaries, and elections privately funded by the Green Party, to be held non-concurrently with the major party primaries.

There will be 400 delegates, plus or minus two, elected to the Green National Convention. A candidate will need a simple majority of these delegates to become the party's nominee for president in the 2020 presidential election.[1] In addition, formal recognition is a requirement to be the Green Party's nominee.[2]

Background[edit]

Former nominees[edit]

The former Green Party presidential nominees, in chronological order, are consumer advocate Ralph Nader, political activist David Cobb, congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and political activist Dr. Jill Stein. Both Nader and Stein received the nomination for president twice from the Green Party. The former vice presidential nominees of the Green Party are environmentalist and economist Winona LaDuke, political activist Pat LaMarche, organizer and hip-hop activist Rosa Clemente, National Coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign Cheri Honkala, and human rights activist Ajamu Baraka. In 2016, LaDuke became the first Native American woman and Green Party candidate to receive an Electoral College vote for Vice President.[3]

Candidates[edit]

Declared candidates[edit]

Name Born Experience State Campaign
Announcement date
Ref
Sedinam Curry (cropped).png
Sedinam Kinamo Christin
Moyowasifza-Curry
January 1, 1962
(age 57)
Los Angeles, California[4]
People's National Convention organizer
Green candidate for President in 2016
Flag of California.svg
California
Announced campaign: July 29, 2015
Not Yet Filed With FEC
[5]
Hawkins 2010.jpg
Howie Hawkins
December 8, 1952
(age 66)
San Francisco, California
Co-Founder of the Green Party
Green nominee for Governor of New York in 2010, 2014, and 2018
Green nominee for U.S. Representative from NY-25 in 2008
Green nominee for U.S. Senate from New York in 2006
Flag of New York.svg
New York
Howie Hawkins 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
Campaign Wiki
Exploratory committee:
April 3, 2019

Announced campaign: May 28, 2019
FEC Filing[6]
[7][8][9]
Dario Hunter YCSD (cropped) (cropped).jpg
Dario Hunter
April 21, 1983
(age 36)
Livingston, New Jersey
Youngstown Board of Education member (2016–present) Flag of Ohio.svg
Ohio
Dario Hunter 2020 presidential campaign logo.png
Exploratory committee:
January 21, 2019

Announced campaign: February 18, 2019
FEC Filing[10]
[11]
Ian Schlakman (cropped).jpg
Ian Schlakman
December 15, 1984
(age 34)
Suffolk County, New York
Former co-chair of the Maryland Green Party
Green nominee for Governor of Maryland in 2018
Green nominee for U.S. Representative from MD-02 in 2014
Flag of Maryland.svg
Maryland
Filed December 3, 2018
Announced campaign: December 14, 2018
FEC Filing[12]
[13]


Withdrawn candidates[edit]

Name Born Experience State Campaign
Announcement date
Ref
Alan 2020 Still Photo Square.jpg
Alan Augustson
February 14, 1964
(age 55)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Public policy analyst
Green candidate for U.S. Representative from IL-05 in 2009
Green nominee for U.S. Representative from IL-05 in 2008
Flag of New Mexico.svg
New Mexico
Reboot America Logo.svg
Announced campaign: April 6, 2019
FEC Filing[14]
Suspended: June 10, 2019
(endorsed Hunter)
[15][16]
Gary swing.jpg
Gary Swing
January 30, 1968
(age 50)
Willingboro Township, New Jersey
Event promoter
Perennial candidate
Flag of Arizona.svg
Arizona
Announced campaign: May 18, 2018
FEC Filing[17]
Suspended: November 2, 2018
[18][19]


Declined to be candidates[edit]

The individuals in this section have been the subject of speculation about their possible candidacy, but have publicly denied interest in running.

Debates[edit]

The Green Party's Presidential Campaign Support Committee announced that it will host a presidential forum on July 20 during the party's 2019 Annual National Meeting. Candidates do not need to secure official party recognition by this date, with a letter of interest and candidate questionnaire being sufficient. Official recognition is outlined in the party's bylaws and is used to distinguish serious candidates. [22]

Green primary debate schedule
No. Date Time Place Sponsor(s)
1 July 20, 2019 TBD Salem GPUS Presidential Campaign Support Committee[22]

Timeline[edit]

Following Jill Stein's presidential campaign in 2016, Stein indicated that a third run for the presidency would be unlikely.[21]

2015[edit]

2018[edit]

  • December 14: Former Maryland Green Party co-chair Ian Schlakman became the first Green Party candidate filed with the FEC to announce their presidential bid for the 2020 election, the first presidential election he qualified for[24]

2019[edit]

Overview[edit]

Active campaigns
Exploratory committee
Withdrawn
candidate
Midterm elections
Green convention
Dario HunterHowie Hawkins

Endorsements[edit]

Howie Hawkins
Individuals

Primary election polling[edit]

National polling[edit]

Poll source Sample size Date(s) Curry Hunter Schlakman Others
Third Party Watch[30] 501 Registered Green Voters March 10–14, 2019 8% 66% 26% N/A

Campaign finance[edit]

This is an overview of the money used by each campaign as it is reported to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and released on April 15, 2019. Totals raised include loans from the candidate and transfers from other campaign committees.

Candidate Campaign committee to date (as of March 31)
Raised Ind. contrib. % <$200 Spent COH Debt
Dario Hunter[31] $2,259.45 $105.00 100.00% $2,159.45 $100.00 $0.00

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rules of the Presidential Nominating Convention of the Green Party of the United States". Green Party of the United States. February 11, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Green Party formally recognizes two presidential candidates". Green Party Watch. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Amy Goodman (September 4, 2016). "VIDEO: Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters with Dogs and Pepper Spray". Democracynow.org. Democracy Now!. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  4. ^ sedinam2020.com https://www.sedinam2020.com/about_sedinam. Retrieved March 24, 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry". Facebook.com. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Robert Harding. "Howie Hawkins, Syracuse resident, exploring run for Green Party presidential nod". Auburn Citizen.
  8. ^ https://howiehawkins.us/
  9. ^ "Howie Hawkins declares - Howie Hawkins 2020 Exploratory Committee" – via www.facebook.com.
  10. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Youngstown Board of Education member announces he's running for president". Wkbn.com. February 19, 2019. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  13. ^ "Green Party Candidate for President Ian Schlakman talks about Student Loan Debt". All Exits Closed. December 24, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "The race is on". gp.org. April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  16. ^ "Thank You for your support!". Reboot America. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  18. ^ Swing, Gary (May 18, 2018). "FEC FORM 2" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  19. ^ (PDF) http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/926/201811070300246926/201811070300246926.pdf. Retrieved May 20, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ Cherney, Darryl (March 28, 2019). "I'm not running for the Green Party nomination for President in 2020. It was a great run in 2016 and well worth the education and friends I made. I am considering a run for California State Assembly. So if you haven't heard much from me--I'm still active. Just not on this page so much. Thank you for your views". Facebook. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  21. ^ a b Stack, Liam (August 1, 2018). "Green Party, Eyeing the 2020 Presidential Race, Prepares for the Midterms". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  22. ^ a b "How To Seek The 2020 Green Presidential Nomination". Green Party of the United States. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  23. ^ "Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry". Facebook.com. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  24. ^ "Green Party Candidate for President Ian Schlakman talks about Student Loan Debt". All Exits Closed. December 24, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  25. ^ "Dario Hunter launches exploratory committee for Green Party presidential nomination". Wkbn.com. January 23, 2019. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  26. ^ "The race is on". gp.org. April 17, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  27. ^ "FEC FORM 2 : STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY" (PDF). Docquery.fec.gov. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  28. ^ "Howie Hawkins will seek Green nomination for president". Times Union. May 28, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  29. ^ Kevin Zeese [@KBZeese] (February 24, 2019). "Run @HowieHawking run. Long-time activist, member of the working class, advocate for economic, racial and environemental justice as well as peace. First to ever run a campaign based on the #GreenNewDeal" (Tweet). Retrieved May 21, 2019 – via Twitter.
  30. ^ "2020 Green and Libertarian Primary Polling". Third Party Watch. March 17, 2019.
  31. ^ "HUNTER, DARIO DAVID". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved April 19, 2019.