Vote: Go Green
Green Party of Texas fields candidates in advance of convention
By Monica Riese,
4:00PM, Thu. May 10, 2012
The Green Party of Texas (txgreens.org) this week released its slate of 56 statewide candidates in advance of its June 9-10 convention in San Antonio.
Only one of those 56 is from Travis County – Bill Stout for District 21, U.S. House of Representatives – but the redistricting maps that split Travis County across five Congressional districts mean you might also make note of these others vying for a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives:
• Fidel Castillo (Bexar County), District 21
• Meghan Owen (Bexar County), District 35
• Roger Quannah Settler (Lubbock County), District 25
As for the other races of note that would affect local voters:
Two Texans made their way to the list – Rhett Smith (Bexar County) and Star Locke (Cameron County) – but the other names are Roseanna Barr of Los Angeles; Jill Stein of Middlesex, Mass.; and Kent Mesplay of San Diego, Calif.
A Green Party Presidential Forum is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at 9:30pm (Central). Since you'll still be in the voting mood after having participated in Austin's municipal election (ahem), livestream the forum here.
State Board of Education
Travis County is divvied up across districts 5 and 10 for the SBOE, and Bexar County's Irene Meyer Scharf is up for District 5.
• Chris Christal (Bexar)
• David Courtney (Harris)
Texas Supreme Court
• Jim Chisholm (Harris)
• Charles E. Waterbury (Collin)
The Green Party's state convention will be held at the Grey Forest Scenic Clubhouse, 18249 Sherwood Trail, San Antonio, on June 9 and 10. The agenda for the weekend includes electing state delegates to the national convention (July 12-15 in Baltimore), electing officers, and more.