Vote: Go Green

Green Party of Texas fields candidates in advance of convention

Vote: Go Green

The Green Party of Texas ( 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.

Texas Senate

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.

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